Camp Sovereignty 2024

Friday, 26 January 2024 - 5:00pm
Camp Sovereignty 2024, 'Kings Domain' Resting Place.

Camp Sovereignty was first established on 12 March 2006 to bring international attention to the unresolved issues of the "Black GST" - genocide to end, sovereignty to be acknowledged and treaty to be negotiation,  whilst protesting against the Commonwealth Games, referred to as the "Stolenwealth Games".  A camp was established and a ceremonial fire was lit at the so-called 'Kings Domain' Resting Place.  The site is a burial site for bones from the 38 original nations of so called 'Victoria' that were repatriated from the Melbourne Museum. 

Bunjileenee Robbie Thorpe reestablished the camp on Invasion Day Friday 26 January 2024.  The camp is working toward a name change, the site to be handed back to the original custodians and a cultural interpretation centre to be established.  It's a place for gathering, healing, community organising and having rich conversations.  

Bunjil's Fire broadcast live from Camp Sovereignty for 9 weeks from Wednesday 31 January - Wednesday 27 March.

Listen back to interviews, commentary, and updates about Camp Sovereignty since it's re-establishment on January 26, 2024.

Wednesday Breakfast, February 7
Interview by Sonia Randhawa.  Sonia speaks with Keiran Stewart-Assheton, National President of the Black People’s Union, about the Camp's history on its initial iteration, the Black GST, and ongoing activism since the Camp's reestablishment. 


Thursday Breakfast, February 8
Interview by Priya Kunjan.  Priya speaks with Honey on updates from Camp Sovereignty, the importance of building community, and sharing political education on First Nations issues. Honey has been at Camp since it was reestablished on Jan 26, 2024.


Green Left Weekly Radio (Friday Breakfast), February 9
Interview by Green Left Weekly collective.  The team speak with Jasper Cohen-Hunter, First Nations activist of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung and host of the Mirring Yalingwa podcast, with an update on the ongoing Camp Sovereighty occupation and some of its history. 


IWD Rally 2020
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
In the lead up to Human Rights Day 2020, 3CR's feminist and gender activists bring you content produced by and for grassroots activists demanding change for the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (Nov 25 - Dec 10)


Occupy Melbourne
3CR has a long history of presenting live coverage of union and social justice protests, blockades and occupations including the Honeymoom Mine occupation, the nurses dispute (including the 2012 nurses dispute), the MUA picket, the S11 World Economic Forum protests, Occupy Melbourne and more recently the TAFE4ALL campaign.