Tag: Stan Grant

Old Dog Thoughts- Racist Bolt asks, “Why talk about all that abo shit Stan?” and claims he listened

Fighting Fake News with REAL 16/7/20; Palace letters; OOPS! Jewish pride in Melbourne. My mother is on the wall of the righteous; Fake News Bolt’s surprise;

Floyd protests: When I look at America torn apart, I see my own family and Australia’s history of racism

A Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney in solidarity with the protests in the US over the police killing of George Floyd.

Stan Grant can’t not but see that 200 years have passed but Colonial thought and the systems that came with it haven’t changed that much in Australia. To our shame we aren’t able to face the truth of our history which remains an unhealed wound scabbed over rather than pealed back and aired, (ODT)

via Floyd protests: When I look at America torn apart, I see my own family and Australia’s history of racism

Hong Kong and China’s fate has been clear all along. Xi Jinping is seeing it through – ABC News

A man sit cross legged on the ground with a bandage on his head and a face mask is surrounded by soldiers' legs

Will we stand with the protesters of Hong Kong? Crucially would Australia, among others, be able to keep talking to Beijing, to keep diplomatic channels open?

The coronavirus crisis has brought front-and-centre the question of how the world lives with an increasingly-powerful authoritarian China. We have already seen a descent into insult and threat — from both sides.

It has been called a new Cold War, perhaps so, but China is far more critical to the global economy and more interconnected with our lives than the Soviet Union was.

The China challenge also comes at a time when freedom and democracy is weaker in the West. The world was always heading to this moment.

via Hong Kong and China’s fate has been clear all along. Xi Jinping is seeing it through – ABC News

Freedom and democracy are under siege. The West must step up – Analysis ; Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

One man smiles and another maintains a neutral expression as they look in front of where they stand

Democracy is under attack, authoritarianism is on the rise, dissidents are being locked up without trial, journalists are declared enemies of the state, corruption is rampant and champions of freedom are harder to find.

The international watchdog Freedom House has now recorded 13 straight years of declining global freedom. It isn’t just countries like Russia and China, but now that historical beacon of democracy the United States is also in retreat.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The latter half of the 20th century was boom time for democracy, which accelerated after the end of the Cold War 30 years ago. Yet, countries that embraced democracy are now winding back those reforms.

via Freedom and democracy are under siege. The West must step up – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Tragic Toll of Hatred – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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There are no Jacinda Arderns here! All we have is Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Pauline Hanson, Fraser Anning, Cory Bernardi, and their ilk; the pitiable list goes on. What hope have we?

The only hope we have is to rid ourselves of this pox upon our nation. We want an Ardern. As we can’t find one among our current crop of ministers, let’s start again when next we get the chance. We might not do much better, but at least it’s worth a try.

via The Tragic Toll of Hatred – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘A long hard journey’: How my family closed the gap

Stan Grant's family began to close the gap when he was 15.

One of 66% of people that have managed to close the gap the 66% rarelytalked about. They hear “you can’t be Indigenous” from Australia (ODT)

via ‘A long hard journey’: How my family closed the gap

Australia Day in the age of anger: it’s a fight with myself that I can’t possibly win – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

via Australia Day in the age of anger: it’s a fight with myself that I can’t possibly win – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Rewriting our history is not the way to go

Let’s start with a history lesson. Lieutenant James Cook did not “discover” what became known as Australia, or as it then was in the logbooks of early Dutch mariners – Terra Australis Incognita (the unknown southern land).

Source: Rewriting our history is not the way to go

Stan Grant: It is a ‘damaging myth’ that Captain Cook discovered Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indigenous people have become a postscript to Australian history thanks to a belief in the superiority of white Christendom, writes Stan Grant.

Source: Stan Grant: It is a ‘damaging myth’ that Captain Cook discovered Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Has this week marked the beginning of the end for the populists? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Two elections, a world apart in the same week, has some delivering the last rites to the wave of populism that has dominated global politics, writes Stan Grant.

Source: Has this week marked the beginning of the end for the populists? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stan Grant: Without a treaty and constitutional recognition, no Australian is truly free | NITV

“Treaty yeah, treaty now.” The words of Yothu Yindi’s hit song of two decades since may have been premature but they have proven prophetic. The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has said a treaty is way overdue. He has begun a process to drafting such a settlement with Victoria’s Indigenous people. It is an historic moment.

Source: Stan Grant: Without a treaty and constitutional recognition, no Australian is truly free | NITV

Spectator editor Rowan Dean rolls to the bottom of offensiveness barrel | Media | The Guardian

Provocative ‘poor me’ column in Australian Financial Review targets prominent people. Plus China Daily seals a deal to run monthly supplements in Fairfax papers

Source: Spectator editor Rowan Dean rolls to the bottom of offensiveness barrel | Media | The Guardian

The advocate: On Stan Grant’s radical hope | The Monthly

Stan Grant strides towards me. It is easy to see why the television camera so loves his face. We meet at the plush Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne, where tea is poured from an elegant pot. Halfway through our conversation, the NSW honorary consul for Mongolia comes up for a chat. He seems in awe of Grant and tells him that his children are great fans: they’ve watched his speeches on YouTube. He thanks Grant for appearing on TV with him once. “Give my regards to President Elbegdorj,” Grant tells him.

Source: The advocate: On Stan Grant’s radical hope | The Monthly

Stan Grant says he is open to career in politics to advocate for Indigenous Australians | Australia news | The Guardian

Guardian Australia’s Indigenous Affairs editor tells ABC’s Q&A program the positive response to his racism speech made him consider the ‘responsibility and obligation to the words in that speech’

Source: Stan Grant says he is open to career in politics to advocate for Indigenous Australians | Australia news | The Guardian

Thanks for sharing your Golden Globe with indigenous people, Leo. Now we await our own awards | Stan Grant | Opinion | The Guardian

Leonardo DiCaprio has raised the issue of indigenous representation in film at the time that local Indigenous talent has come into its own

Source: Thanks for sharing your Golden Globe with indigenous people, Leo. Now we await our own awards | Stan Grant | Opinion | The Guardian

I’m dreaming of a black Christmas – the only real Christmas I have known | Stan Grant | Opinion | The Guardian

Family and noise and tar-melting heat and flies and cricket and all the love in the world. And Christian teachings mingled with Indigenous beliefs

Source: I’m dreaming of a black Christmas – the only real Christmas I have known | Stan Grant | Opinion | The Guardian

Tony Abbott, the PM for Indigenous affairs, never fully appreciated our culture | Stan Grant | Comment is free | The Guardian

The prime minister said he would ‘sweat blood’ for my people, that his personal mission was to redress Australia’s ‘national shame’. But words are easy

Source: Tony Abbott, the PM for Indigenous affairs, never fully appreciated our culture | Stan Grant | Comment is free | The Guardian