From 8.30am to 4pm on Friday 26 January 3CR presented our annual Invasion Day broadcast. Throughout the day we broadcast voices of the elders, truth-telling, critical yarns with grassroots activists, deadly Blak music and honouring warriors past and present in the struggle for sovereignty, land back, an end to the genocide, and a treaty.
8.30am Bunjileenee Robbie Thorpe (The Black Block, Bunjil's Fire, Blak 'n' Deadly) introduced the broadcast.
9am Terry Nullius (Billabong Beats) presented 'Meeting of the Pelicans' - Honouring the life of Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and discussing the case of genocide in Australia.
Listen back to our LIVE broadcast of the speeches at the Invasion Day rally between 10am and midday starting at the steps of Victorian Parliament in Naarm / Melbourne.
12pm Uncle Talgium Edwards (Balam Waa) presented an Invasion Day special with guests Uncle Kutcha Edwards and Nola Lauch.
1pm We brought you historical audio from 3CR's Invasion Day broadcasts archive, including Patricia Corowa speaking with Johnny Harding, and Isabell Coe's rally speech at the 2012 live broadcast from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy's 40th Anniversary gathering in Canberra, on Ngunnawal-Ngambri land. Then we hear some recordings made by the late Gooniyandi warrior and beloved 3CR broadcaster Viv Malo at the 2016 Invasion Day in Melbourne with Alan Thomas Coe at a smoking ceremony in the Treasury Gardens and Aunty Beryl Booth and Gary Foley’s speeches from steps of parliament. Finally a speech by Uncle Talgium Edwards on the steps of Victorian parliament in 2017.
2pm Sofii Belling-Harding presented her Invasion Day playlist.
3pm Towards an anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and liberated future: On Saturday January 20, Hirak - a collective led by young Palestinians in so-called Australia, committed to community, knowledge-sharing, building solidarities & decolonisation and the Black Peoples Union - a union of First Nations people, calling for land back, liberation and an end to colonial occupation, joined to talk about the steps needed towards an anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and liberated future. In conversation we hear Keiran Asheton-Stewart, Leah House, Amal Nasser, Jamal Nabulsi and Lina Koleilat as they discuss and ask ‘Why is Israel and Australia close allies? & What can we do to break these ties and imagine a future of Palestinian and indigenous liberation?’
More information and audio coming soon!