232 years ago began the genocide of Indigenous people in so-called Australia. A large part of this included kidnapping our babies, sending them to institutions where they were subject to mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual and physical abuse.
These kidnappings created inter generational trauma, the effects of which we still fight every day. Children who have been removed are more likely to be abused, suffer health issues, have poor educational outcomes, and come into contact with the carceral Justice system where they are then subject to further racist violence. This was true then, and it is true now.
In 2008 Kevin’s Rudd apologised for these kidnappings. Yet since his apology, rates of removals have risen sharply. So-called Australia claims to be rid of the violent colonial legislation yet newer laws and policies are being introduced from NT to NSW as mirrors to the Aborigines Acts of the past.
Settlers, your rent is due. Donate here to support Grandmothers Against Removals so they can keep fighting the war that began 232 years ago.
You can see the work they’re doing here:
just having the fundraiser as people seem to donate more when they get swept up donating collectively - and it’s easier - than sharing bank details.
Fundraiser in connection with Feminism & Decolonisation overs here: https://www.facebook.com/FeminismAndDecolonisation/
EDIT TO COMPLY WITH GOFUNDME TERMS OF SERVICE
Money will be withdrawn and sent to Grandmothers Against Removals via the link they provided in my chat with them. They will use the money to fund their organisation.
- Amelia Boot
- Aaron Rees
- Grace Duignan-Pearson
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