Thursday, January 26, 2012

Occupy Oz

Original Australians are protesting today, Australia Day, which marks the anniversary of the first British colonists on that continent.
Curiously, some people have a problem with this. Including the Prime Minister.
The protests, resembling the OWS theme of pitching impromptu settlements on public lands, is focused on land rights the Aborigines lost when Britains invaded/arrived, depending on your point of view. Much like our own Native Americans, Aborigines see that land and real estate have value and the time has arrived to, to quote the song Beds Are Burning, "give it back."