Stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia -- Call-to-Action day!

2nd call to action

Berlin, Friday 1. May 11 a.m. |  Where to go / Ort: Australische Botschaft Berlin (Wallstrasse 76-79, U-Märkisches Museum)
The Western Australian government is cutting all funding and forcibly closing hundreds of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. This will make tens of thousands of people homeless in their own country. Forcing these people off of their ancestral homelands, to which they have had an innate connection for over 40,000 years, amounts to cultural genocide. May 1st is the International Call-to-Action day, when across Australia and the world people will stand in solidarity with Australia's First Peoples in condemnation of these offences.


Berlin is home to a large Australian expatriate community. Let's come together to show our solidarity with the proud Aboriginal people and to show the Australian government that its citizens and others overseas are watching, and will not stand for further horrors heaped upon its most vulnerable and mistreated people.

We will meet outside the Australian Embassy and embark on a small march.
We hope to see you there.


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Article 6: Genocide

            For the purpose of this Statute, "genocide" means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: 

            (a)     Killing members of the group;  

            (b)     Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;  

            (c)     Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;  

            (d)     Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;  

            (e)     Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.