Genocide Continues March 12, 2007Posted by campsovereignty in Actions, Camp News.
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Camp Sovereignty supporters today gathered in King’s Domain in Melbourne to celebrate the anniversary of the successful 60 day occupation held there in 2006. A fire ceremony was held prompting a visit from Police and Fire authorities. After friendly negotiations, it was agreed the fire could stay there until 8pm in line with the agreement between MFB and Aboriginal People about the use of and respect towards sacred fire. (more…)
Camp Sovereignty 1st Anniversary March 10, 2007Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
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All supporters of Camp Sovereignty are invited to attend our anniversary celebration:
When: this Mon 12 March
Where: Kings Domain
Time: 12 noon onwards
Bring food to share if possible – if anyone has a BBQ that would help
too. Drug, alcohol & violence free.
See you there.
Camp Sovereignty – 60 days of Peace May 13, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Analysis, Camp News.
Lisa has posted an excellent summary of how Camp Sovereignty went, along with an on-the-spot report of the last night at Melbourne Indymedia. It's so good in fact, we're going to reproduce it here:
Was that really neccessary? May 11, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
No doubt you would have heard in the news by now that there was a bit of stress at Camp Sovereignty last night. After a beautiful long night of celebration and recollection, all of the supporters gathered around the fire to put it out in the proper way. The authorities weren't happy with that and barged through the crowd to put it out themselves, in complete disrespect to the Fire and all those around it.
Last Night May 10, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
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If you're up and in Melbourne and reading this tonight, you might want to head down to Camp Sovereignty. There's about 150 people here and it's a beautiful night. One of the most beautiful nights in the last 60 days says Robbie!
More updates soon…
Camp Sovereignty: The Fire Burns On May 10, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
One hundred and fifty people this evening joined together at Kings Domain in Melbourne to celebrate the conclusion of one of the most successful demonstrations of Aboriginal Sovereignty in the history of resistance against the illegal occupation of Australia. Camp Sovereignty successfully reclaimed the traditional meeting grounds of the Kulin Nation people for 60 days and brought the worlds attention to the Unfinished Business of Australia; the issues of Genocide, Sovereignty and Treaty.
Newsflash! May 9, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
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It now seems most likely that Camp Sovereignty have reached an agreement with members of the Melbourne City Council in regard to the fire at Kings Domain. In spite of State Government and media efforts to threaten, bully and provoke dissent, a course of action that aims to further the concerns of Camp Sovereignty activists is likely to be agreed.
The times they are a-changing May 8, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
As you may have remembered reading a few days ago, Tuesday at midnight was supposed to be the time the injunction runs out and the fire must be moved from the site in King's Domain.
Well, now we're not so sure. Rumours have been rife today and the time and date has been changing all day. It all depends on who you talk to in which government department at which time.
Supporters Update – May 5th May 5, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
Hi Camp Sov supporters,
Just got off the phone to hear…
Calling all supporters, there's a picnic tomorrow, Saturday – bring food to eat and to share from 12 noon onwards. For those that want they can then head to the Michael Long walk into the MCG. Others are invited to stay and participate in workshop sessions and general planning. Who knows maybe Paul Kelly & Peter Garrett will visit the fire post MCG efforts. (more…)
Happy 50th! Supporters Update 28th April April 28, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
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Yes – this Sunday is 50 days at Camp Sovereignty!
With the countdown to the Injunction Deadline, lets make the most of this sovereign land. The Anzac Day commemorations were a unifying event with about 200 there at the peak and over 500 people visiting over the
day. There were about 11 different mobs given sacred ashes to keep the fire burning for indigenous culture throughout the nations (including Torres Strait). (more…)