Karrinjarla Muwajarri Mparntwe Rally, Police Raid on Blockade Australia, Frack Free Arts NT, 'I said this to the bird'

Thursday, 23 June 2022 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Karrinjarla Muwajarri Ceasefire 'No Police Guns' National Day of Action June 18. Black banner with white, red and yellow writing. Image of gun on top of red/yellow triangles.

Acknowledgement of Country//


News Headlines//


7:15am - Barbara Shaw (IRAG) - Karrinjarla Muwajarri Mparntwe Rally//

Arrernte activist Barbara Shaw from the Intervention Rollback Action Group or IRAG spoke at a rally on Saturday the 18th of June in Mparntwe Alice Springs calling for Karrinjarla Muwajarri, no guns in community. The Karrinjarla Muwajarri campaign, organised by members of the Yuendumu community, demands a ceasefire and the restoration of self-determination to Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. In this speech, Barbara Shaw connects the 15th anniversary of the Northern Territory Intervention with state violence in Aboriginal communities. Our thanks to the Punk Tree Hour crew on 8CCC Community Radio Alice Springs and Tennant Creek for sharing this recording with us! You can find out how to support the Karrinjarla Muwajarri campaign at karrinjarlamuwajarri.org, and more information about IRAG is available via their Facebook page - Intervention Rollback Action Group.//


7:30am - Music and Promotion//

Event promotion: Emerging Writers Festival and Schizy Inc: Gnarly Writers, showing tonight at EWF Thursday 23rd of June from 7:30-8:30PM at Loop Project Space & Bar//


Gnarly Writers celebrates storytellers who’ve been in the public mental health system for decades. These artists will bring you insights into the system and into healing, which might just come in handy to anyone starting out on a mental health lived experience apprenticeship or seeking validation for a lifetime of service. This event emphasizes that writing one’s own story can be more than a chance to impart words of wisdom: it’s also an act of freedom from a lifetime of being recorded. Find out more here //


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7:45am - Zianna Fuad - Blockade Australia//

Then we are joined by Zianna Fuad, a member of the climate activist group Blockade Australia. To speak on the heavily armed police raid at a NSW property on Sunday the 19th of June. The raid was triggered after activists spotted camouflaged, unmarked police officers filming them. Followed by dozens of police storming the site and detaining protesters. 7 protesters were charged on Sunday with a range of offences, 5 of them have been slammed with extremely punitive conditions such as being denied bail and maximum sentences of 10 years. 

Join their event on Monday 27th of June in Sydney DAY ONE here//


8:00am - Anna Weekes//

We also speak to Anna Weekes from Frack Free Arts NT about the continued sponsorship of arts programming from fossil fuel giants such as Santos who is a sponsor of the upcoming Darwin Festival. Anna is a community cultural artist who has worked within Australia and internationally on community directed arts projects for social justice. Anna has a passion for the creation of personal and group expression through the arts with a focus on art as a passage for social commentary to provoke thought and change. Anna has also received the Kirk Robson Community Cultural Arts Development award for her work over the past 10 years in the field. Sign the open letter to end funding by Santos here//


8:15am - Mammad Aidani//

Finally, we are joined by Mammad Aidani, who is a human rights advocate, poet, playwright, theatre director and psychosocial resarcher. He speaks with us today about the play 'I said this to the bird', which is currently showing at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies with upcoming performances from the 24th to 26th of June.Ticket details are available here.//

Mammad's research investigates the violence, torture, trauma and suffering experienced by Iranian and Middle Eastern immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have resettled in Australia and the West. He is currently the vice president of PEN International Melbourne. He teaches Hermeneutics and Phenomenological philosophy at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, and his writings have been banned in Iran. You can read an essay by Mammad on exile, '300 words for truth,' here in Overland.//



R U My Love - Parvyn

Nilotic - Elsy Wameyo

Kush (Amadou Suso Replay) - SO.Crates//