ARTICLE ABOUT OUR SEATTLE EVENT IN THE SEATTLE GLOBALIST
REMAINDER OF RACE RIOT ZINE TOUR DATES
10/30 – Moorhead, Minnesota
+ ACADEMIC PARTNER:MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD
10/31 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/2 – St. Louis, Missouri - Gya Community Arts Gallery
11/4 – Louisville, Kentucky
11/5 – Nashville, TN – TENTATIVE
We are looking for the right academic partner. Can you help?
11/7 – Atlanta, Georgia (GSU and WonderRoot Community Arts Center)
+ACADEMIC PARTNER: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Faces of Feminism and BlackOUT)
11/9 – Montgomery, Alabama –
12/5 – Speaking/reading at CONFERENCE ON HIP HOP AND PUNK FEMINISMS – THEORY GENEALOGY PERFORMANCE
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
(to print, print double-sided on US LETTER SIZE paper, flip on short edge)
This compilation zine was done with the intent to distribute through the United States and Germany through travels and touring. It was in the hope that it informs people of things that are going on in “Australia”, that they might not have heard about before. There are also immigration nightmares, heinous treatment of refugees, poor conditions in detention centres, institutional and casual racism, but they are not the focus of this compilation. Please research if you want to know more.
The focus of this is the six years of the Northern Territory Intervention and its wider context of systemic displacement, dispossession and genocide of Aboriginal people in Australia. Since colonisation, the Australian Government has been responsible for acts such as the White Australia Policy, and the Stolen Generations, which has been recognised as genocide by international bodies. There are significant disparities in statistics regarding deaths in custody, health, life expectancy, literacy, education, income, welfare, and housing. Please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Year Book Australia, 2012 and <http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/c311215.nsf/web/Aboriginal+and+Torres+Strait+Islander+Peoples+-+Health>
Other ongoing acts of colonisation are the privatisation of Aboriginal land, for purposes of coalmining, logging, oil drilling, uranium mining and seabed mining. You can research these, or others: Jabiluka Uranium Mine, Ningaloo Reef, the Kimberley, mining in the Northern Territory. I will include some excerpts.
In regards to the NT Intervention, I am including letters written by Aboriginal community members, and if you would like to read the Government’s justifications, then you may independently research that.
I am a non-Aboriginal settler coloniser who previously resided on the stolen land of the Gadigal people.
http://www.clc.org.au/articles/info/mining-and-development, Central Land Council
http://www.ccwa.org.au – Conservation Council of Western Australia
http://www.alc.org.au/ – Aboriginal Land Council
After just coming off Broken ‘Ships tour through Germany and the Netherlands, and xfwpx & xbf tour through Germany,
I’m currently on Race Riot! tour through America, starting in New Orleans, going to Seattle, and then circling back around to Montgomery, Alabama.
Austin, TX was tonight, and we are heading to Alberqueque, NM tomorrow.
The dates and more info are here on the poczineproject website
If you can support the tour in some way, by organising a soli- event or otherwise, please do.
We will be doing a Skype workshop/panel after our Portland show, with Berlin Zine Fest, which is going to be very exciting.
The zines I made especially for this tour are The Swan The Vulture No. 4
I also brought along the Koori Mail, and some other reading material for those attending the events.
For more info on this, please go to Stop The Intervention, who have regular meetings in Sydney.
If you’re at one of the dates, come say hi.
Shot on an iPhone and editted in NSW, Australia, 2013
(The Gap in Watson’s Bay, Sydney Harbour, Lake Mungo, Redfern, Maroubra Beach)
MA HONEY is from the album ‘The Condition’
Had three workshops at NOWSA 2013 at Melbourne University yesterday and today. More info here
Two empowerment workshops for women* negatively affected by racism and the final one today for WOC and allies. A really good discussion by WOC-only for most of the duration of the workshop, and then 10 minutes of questions and discussion with allies. Tears, catharsis, discovery and elation. I am deeply grateful for everyone for attending and thank you for speaking so eloquently, honestly and passionately.
Below are notes written before the beginning of the workshop and while people were bringing up points (ran out of space).
On a related note, here is the brainstorm from a workshop in late 2012 on mediation between and inclusion of different intersectional identities and grievances in organising for direct actions and events, in the student environmental movement. This was a workshop for ASEN (Australian Student Environment Network).
Other workshops in 2012 were in Sydney, Berlin, Stockholm and Copenhagen about Racism, Inclusive Practices, Gentrification, and Displacement. Wish I had some photos or notes from those! Talked with an asylum-seeker support centre in Copenhagen in Nørrebro about how they organise and structure their service, and revised some stuff to work more effectively with POCs and the local refugee camps.
Over the last three months I interviewed Vietnamese residents and business owners on Illawarra Rd in Marrickville about the white-washing, development and rising housing prices in the neighbourhood; and the displacement and dissipation of a Vietnamese community that has been in Marrickville for 30 years. When I get some time, I will finish editting of the audio and upload those too. Also, I’ll try to post the accompanying writing that I came up with at the time, about the projected white futures of gentrifying neighbourhoods, how invisibilising current immigrant communities is a systematic strategy to sell property and “upgrade” trendy hipster towns all over the Western world.
Please feel free to write to me and ask me any questions.