Invasion Day is no day to celebrate

Australia’s national holiday, 26 January, is Invasion Day. It commemorates the start of the British invasion of Aboriginal Australia in 1788 and the dispossession and genocide of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Indigenous people have resisted this from the beginning and their resistance continues today. Sovereignty has never been ceded, the land has never been sold. We support Aboriginal and Torres Islander rights to self-determination.  This year, tens of thousands of people across the country took to the streets in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and against the ongoing violence, repression and genocide of First Nations people.
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