Aboriginal issues rally

*START DATE:* 27/7/2007


*Duration:* 1 Hours

*Location:* Melb: North

*Location Details:*
Outside Safeway, 243 Smith St, Collingwood

*Event Topic:* Anti-Racism

*Event Type:* Protest

*Contact Name:* stephen jolly

*Contact Email:* jollys@yarracity.vic.gov.au

*Contact Phone:* 0433113421

Come to this important rally this Friday on Smith St.

Because of the lack of State Government support for the plan by Council
and indigenous groups for a cultural centre, dry house, and 24-hour bus
for Smith St, the problems there are not going away.

Darryn Hinch on 3AW and the Sunday Herald Sun are pushing for Joh Bjelke
Petersen-style police action to deal with public behaviour problems.

There is a better way - Support for indigenous people to deal with the
issues themselves. We will not allow a Howard NT-style 'solution' be
foisted in this area. Show your opposition to racism and for real,
united concrete action to deal with the issues on Smith St.

Hoping to see you on Friday.

Stephen Jolly


Bracks, Smith St needs your support!

We need a 24-hour indigenous-run bus to take people needing help to a
dry house or cultural centre. The bus is ready to go but held back by a
lack of State government support. Steve Bracks and Richard Wynne we need
your help not more delays!

No to any racist solutions to Smith St public behaviour issues. Unity
not racism to improve our street.

Rally Friday next, July 27th, 5pm

Outside Safeway, 243 Smith St, Collingwood

Speakers include:

DEAN RIOLI, ex-Essendon footy star and now Indigenous Apprenticeship
officer for the Electrical Trades Union

DENISE LOVETT, Parkies Inc leader

GARY FOLEY, Aboriginal activist and Melbourne Uni academic

KEVIN BRACKEN, State Secretary Maritime Union of Australia

STEPHEN JOLLY, local Councillor (Socialist Party)

PLUS: Live music from Peter Rotuham

Rally organised by Socialist Party and supported by many community
groups and trade unions. Phone (03) 96399111 for more info

Please pass on news of this important rally widely by email, web page,
text, and word of mouth. Phone (03) 96399111 or email
for leaflets and posters.

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