First, we hear a little from the Stop Black Deaths in Custody rally held on April 10th, in the week of 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in Custody. Support the grassroots Dhadjowa foundation, and see demands from families here. Second, we hear from the Justice for Mhelody Polan Bruno rally.
In Melbourne on April 6th, Filipino, Trans, and Asian communities held a vigil and protest for Mhelody Polan Bruno, a 25 year old Filipina trans woman who was killed in Wagga Wagga in 2019, following the failures of the criminal legal system in the former RAAF man's sentencing. We hear from Anakbayan Melbourne MC Alexia and speakers Laurence and Geril, music from Celine Yap, Gabriela Australia's Ness Gavanzo, Tita Marilou reading a poem by Dawn Iris Dangkomen, trans community worker Amao Leota Lu, Ro and Kal from Anti-Colonial Asian Alliance Kulin Nations. Speeches examine broader systemic issues including the shadow pandemic of domestic violence, racism, transmisogyny, state violence and calls for abolition.