Tag: History Rewritten

Covering black deaths in Australia led me to a breakdown, but that’s the position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in – ABC News

Journalist Allan Clarke

Back to the couch in Paris and Facebook, I scrolled through the comments on the George Floyd video, bracing myself for what would inevitably come next.

And just as predictable as the injustices we suffer every day, there was the inevitable comment.

“I’m white and I work hard and I’m better than dirty f*****g black people. And if I had the opportunity I’d step on a coon’s neck and kill them too.”

Some things just never change.

Australia, we can do better and we must do better.

I tried but for now, I’m taking a break.

via Covering black deaths in Australia led me to a breakdown, but that’s the position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in – ABC News

Red dots spatter wall of ‘great Australian silence’ over black/white frontier violence | Paul Daley | Australia news | The Guardian

A truth and justice commission that digs honestly and methodically into the murders of Indigenous people will take more than money. It’ll take guts

Source: Red dots spatter wall of ‘great Australian silence’ over black/white frontier violence | Paul Daley | Australia news | The Guardian

 

Remembering the history Israel swept aside in 1948 | +972 Magazine

In the late 19th century, travelers on the long road from Jaffa to Jerusalem could stop at a rest station to relax and have a cup of (overpriced) coffee. This past, and the story of Jerusalem opening itself to the world, has been lost in the Zionist retelling of history. By Yonathan Mizrachi There is an ongoing debate in Israel over whether an Ottoman-era site along the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway should commemorate the actions in 1948 of the late, deeply controversial Rehavam Ze’evi, or the Harel Brigade of the Palmach, the pre-state incarnation of the Israel Defense Forces. But the…

Source: Remembering the history Israel swept aside in 1948 | +972 Magazine