Posts Tagged ‘occupysydney’

Dear Hon Kevin Rudd.

 

I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen of Australia. I have been closely following the Julian Assange and Wikileaks cases over the last few years and i have been greatly surprised at the lack of support that the Australian Government has given the Assange Family in relation to this matter.

Mr Assange has done the world a duty by releasing documentation that shows corruption in governments, lies, deceit and petty trashing of leaders by others in positions of power. It is with disgust that i see Australia lending all support to a 14 year old pot smoking hoon who was arrested in Bali for buying drugs but zero support for the Assange Case. Mr Assange is not guilty of Sexual Assault/Rape. This is a political move by the USA to obtain Mr Assange through the system. The USA have recently voted in new amendments to their National Defense Authorization Act 2012 allowing the US to detain indefinitely anyone suspected or accused of Terrorism, Sections: 1021, 1031, 1032, 1034.  they already have the Authorization for use of Military force against Terrorists  and are now just exerting more power to take people who they suspect of Terrorism.  They have also changed their definition of Terrorism to include: Animal Rights Activists, Environmental Activists, Patriots and more.

I would like to know our Australian Government is doing to stop this power grabbing by America. Our citizens are not safe due to the new amendments in their laws. Mr Assange is not safe and Mr Bradley Manning, The US Solider currently held for over 500 days without charge or trial for releasing documents to wikileaks, is not safe. This is not following the Geneva Convention nor the Declaration of Human Rights.

Why also, would Australia support the sanctions on Iran when there is no “concrete” evidence that Iran are making nuclear weapons? There is only “Suspicion” and “Assumptions”. Iran has NOT started a war in over 100 years but yet America and Israel have started how many in the last 50 years? Australians do not support the killing of innocent people and that is just what the USA and Israel are doing. Killing many innocent civilians everyday and exerting power over the world. This is unacceptable. It is a widely accepted fact that Israel and the US have stockpiles of Nuclear weapons yet they have the hide to call out Iran for their Suspecting them of making? How Hypocritical.  See i have a theory that Israel and the US are baiting Iran to attack, they want Iran to fire the first major missile. That way their “Covert” missions in Iran are not exposed and Iran looks like the Warmonger This is plain outright nonsensical crap by crazy powers in the world. Do they want a WW3?

Why also, did Australia vote against Palestine at the UN? 75% of Australians support the Palestine people NOT Israel. I was disgusted that our Prime Minister took it upon herself and the Elites to voice their opinion on behalf of the Australian people. Israel has killed just as many people as the Nazi’s have, yet our media seem to never report about the daily killings and bombings of Gaza and West Bank. Our Freedoms in Australia are just an Illusion, we have no freedoms, no constitutional rights to save us. We are basically under Government power and it is not nice. Even a peaceful protest is met with Riot Squads, when it is our Human Right to Peacefully Protest or Assemble in Public. I am sad to say, welcome to the Police State of Australia. Now being forced to Vaccinate our children or lose part of our government benefits is an act of Tyranny, Taking away our rights to choose. My son was vaccinated for measles, yet he still got them, quite bad. A vaccination is NOT a guarantee that you wont get the virus.

It is about time our Government stands up to the Tyrants of America and Israel and say no longer will we stand for these issues. I urge you to give the full support of the Australian Government to the Assange Family as Mr Assange is only guilty of exposing corrupt governments and military issues, he is not a Terrorist and i urge Australian Government to stand by him.

 

I thank you for your time

-AussieActivist

November 6th, 2011.

Occupy Sydney held their first major Rally yesterday. Starting at 12noon.

I was at Town Hall at around 11am and met with some Occupy Sydney Facilitators to offer a hand for the day with anything needed. I was asked to assist the First Aid team and gladly took on this task. Donning a white arm band with a red cross on it, I was given a crash course in CPR assistance as well as other issues.

Being a mum I felt confident in myself caring for a minor injury such as fall and cuts etc but whoa! CPR! Hope we don’t need that. I thought to myself.

During this time the Maritime Union members arrived along with some from 4 different local Teachers Unions. The PA system was set up and people giving speech’s. We heard speakers from MUA, Teachers Unions, NT Intervention and were given an official “Welcome to Country” by an Indigenous leader with blessing from her elders. Welcome to country provides those whom are welcomed with permission to occupy the land and protection. I felt we needed the protection from the police, after witnessing first hand the forceful eviction a few weeks earlier.

After all speech’s were given, we formed our marching group with MUA leading the charge, the riff raff band right behind to provide the tunes for the march. I took my place on the side nearest the gutter to be assessable if needed. My sign read: “Don’t Abuse our human rights. Freedom of Speech” # OccupySydney” the other side read. “End Wars. I want peace on earth for all children, not just my own! #OccupyTogether.”

I proudly marched through the city from Town Hall to Martin Place carrying this message with me. I believe in our Human Rights, Australia is supposed to as well, considering they are signatory to the Geneva Convention!

Upon arriving at Martin Place, audio was connected and more speech’s and songs/ dancing followed. A GA was then called and members of the public were asked to put their makes on the speaking list if they wanted to say something. I happily did! I introduced myself and told of my experience of occupy. How safe i felt with my fellow occupiers and was only scared when police took forceful action. I am in awe if the love and peace and solidarity at occupy Sydney.

Lots of points came up at the GA but I’ll touch on 2. 1. Was to vote to re-occupy Sydney. 2. The location of the occupy.

A concensus was formed we would re-occupy. A few suggestions were floated around, but due to our time running our at Martin Place we had to rap it up. We decided we would head to Hyde Park and continue the GA. We then walked to Hyde park and were followed again by police.

We re-assembled at Hyde Park and continued our GA. Consensus was to occupy Hyde Park hut if move on orders came, we would have a plan b. This plan b was Victoria park where an indigenous Tent Embassy would be established, this would give occupiers the right to sleep without hassles by police.

At one point someone in the crowd had put up a tent AGAINSt advice of occupy Sydney. This immediately drew police attention and a crowd of police formed. (I’m of the opinion it was probably the undercover cop we had in our crowd that did this). The tent was removed and a tense stand off persisted for about another 5 or so mins.

Things calmed again and we all went back to our GA.

Our speaker had to leave due to the stand off taking his speaking time. (police knew he was speaking at that time, that iswhy I believe it was set up) as he is a professor from a local uni.

Police then continued to pick people off one by one. Anyone with a yoga mat was told it was camping equipment and that it could be used in committing a crime! What bullshit! We had yoga instructors in the crowd and people were meditating as well. We are for peace! Not brutality.

A woman was arrested after climbing a tree. More tense stand offs happened and people grouped together and formed human ring to continue Talking and to protect others from any police harm. They were too worries to sit at this point due to intimidating tactics used by the mounted police. No one wanted to be trampled.

I was sitting on the outskirts and decided to lay down and read a book for a little while. Deciding what to do as it was getting late and I knew I needed to bus it home which is at least 1 hr I’d not longer.

It was at this point I left occupy with another first aider and decided to head home. I have family commitments on Sunday so was what I needed to do.

My phone had gone flat by this time and it wasn’t until I got home that I could get twitter updates.

At around 1.30-2am occupy Sydney was given an official “move on” order to which consensus was taken and all protesters peacefully dispersed from Hyde park, heading to a place they had been offered by someone so they could not be moved on.

From what I’m aware police followed the group over 6 blocks through the city. Then deemed it as illegal march! What bullshit!

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As i was going through my twitter timeline today, i came across a retweet with a link to this blog RUSH OF SUN

If you read anything today, i suggest you read this.

One woman’s view on how her dignity and right to make decision for her own person has been taken away. A very powerful insight as to how (I’m sure) alot of fellow occupiers feel.

“How scared are the banks and our government that this this response has been ‘ordered’? ” Quote from Rush of Sun.

Here is a very clear HD video taken at the Raid on Occupy Sydney at the weekend by NSW Police force Operation Goulding.