Saturday, June 21, 2008

Indigenous Protests

Aboriginals have been protesting today but not against the abuse and neglect of their children including drug taking, sexual abuse and teenage prostitution, but against the governments attempt to stop it.

Traditional owner Mr Vince Forrester is one of the protesters, he believes intervention is racist and has this to say:

Mr Forrester told a gathering of about 300 people at Redfern in Sydney that life had simply become harder.

Quarantining welfare funds now meant his people had to shop in Alice Springs.

"It's a five or six hour drive away... so much for building up our own economic base in our own communities," he said....

Well, Mr Forrester if the local economy is dependent on welfare payments its not much of a community. Leave the community and get a real job.

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