alive enough to give a little more

One day I’ll look back and think ‘wowee!  I survived February 2015!  I can do anytheeeengzz!’  Right now however, feel akin to the shipwreck survivor awakening battered, sunburnt and bruised on a cannibal inhabited island with no hope of rescue, let alone access to decent late-night Lebanese takeaway.  Epic.

That’s enough bitching though – had mega-funtimes up at BAT ATTACK in the Leard State Forest a couple of weeks ago – compadre Nic Cassey took the following which I rather like –

oliver downes horizontal

On the back of Bat Attack, I was asked whether I was interested in performing at an upcoming fundraiser to help send two indigenous elders to the World Social Forum in Tunis to speak about Straya’s completely unproblematic and A-OK treatment of its indigenous people human rights fail.  There’s a very fun line-up, should be excellent – from the organisers:


THE LAST KINECTION
KWEEN G
FREEDOM RIDERS- Provocalz n Felon
DEEPSEA LIGHTS
OLIVER DOWNES

14th MARCH, 6pm- Midnight
Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
$20 waged, $15 unwaged o.n.o
 
There’ll be food, local homebrew, campaign connections and the beats! 
Aunty Hazel and Aunty Jenny Munro will travel to the World Social Forum in late March to expose the apartheid crimes of the Australian government to the world!! See details here: https://fsm2015.org/

Come along to this fundraiser to help raise the travel expenses for the Aunties so their voices can be heard in the international arena!

The World Social Forum will see hundreds of social movements from across the globe come together and strategise how to build international solidarity in the fight against the crimes of colonialism, neoliberalism and capitalism.

With growing grass-roots movements inside Australia like the Freedom Movement and the Grandmothers Against Removals, international solidarity and awareness will be crucial to intensifying pressure on the government to heed to the demands of grass-roots Aboriginal people.

Spread the word! Find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1547497758862618/
and send this email through your networks!

If you can’t come to the fundraiser, please make a donation into the account below and make sure to title it ‘WSF’. We need to raise around $5000 so every little bit helps!!

Account Name: GMAR NSW
BSB number: 633 000
Account number: 153 568 613

See the demands of the national movement against Stolen Generations here: http://stopstolengenerations.com.au/

See the demands of the national Freedom Movement here:
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/aboriginal-sovereign-manifesto-demands


Yeah – gonna be rad.  And now:
timeforbed

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