Jewish Bloc at Save Sacred Djabwurrung Landscape Rally

We invite all Jewish people (and friends) to join us in standing in solidarity with the Women of Djabwurrung. “The fight to save the sacred Djabwurrung Landscape from destruction at the hands of the Andrews Labor state government is ongoing. An eviction notice looms over protectors on country so we are going to bring the […]

Tickets: From Australia to Israel/Palestine- Transnational solidarity against the intersections of colonialism and racism

What is settler-colonialism and how does it structure race for everyone living in a settler-colony? What is white supremacy, and how does it play out for differently racialised and colonised peoples? What can decolonisation in a settler colony look like and how can we work transnationally to fight for decolonisation and justice? Through this discussion […]

Black and Green: Environmentalists and Indigenous Australia

Environmental movements and indigenous sovereignty movements often intersect in their agendas and activities.  However, what seems like a natural ally ship based on preservation and conversation of the environment has mounted a history of tension between these two movements.  For example, the language and concept of wilderness, held dear to much of the environment movement, […]

Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

**UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9.30 at parliament house, on the left side of the steps when facing parliament, and will be joining up with the Muslim contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March and Asian Contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March to walk together!!**We invite all Jewish people to join us in […]

Walking Together: Remembering William Cooper

80 years on from William Cooper’s protest against Kristallnacht we honour his memory and continue his legacy in standing up against injustice. Never again. As members of the Victorian Jewish community, we walk today together with our friends and allies in remembrance and appreciation of William Cooper and to reciprocate the march that he led on the […]

Screening: After the Apology

AFTER THE APOLOGY fundraiser screening Come and see After the Apology, screening one night only, to support the campaign to stop the alarming rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids being removed from their families. 10 years on from former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to Stolen Generations the numbers of Aboriginal kids in out of […]

The differential impacts of colonialism across race and whiteness

Anastasia Kanjere is a white settler scholar, writer and activist born and raised on stolen land in Narrm.  Hit me up on twitter at @a_kanjere Colonisation hasn’t, and doesn’t, impact people along binary dimensions. In so-called settler colonies, it’s common to use the binary of settler/First Nations as a rough way of distinguishing who has been […]

Thoughts on Decolonization: Clare Land

This text is Clare’s presentation from the Decolonisation Forum: From Australia to Israel-Palestine, organised by AJDS in Melbourne on 4 September 2016.  Also on the panel were Prof Gary Foley from Victoria University, Dr Sary Zananiri from Monash University and Niva Grunzweig from Zochrot ( Clare Land is a non-Aboriginal activist and researcher who has […]

AJDS Indigenous statement – Issued Nov, 2015.

Read more on our campaign website: AJDS formally acknowledges that we, as an organisation, have members who live and work on the land of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin nation, owners of the Melbourne region. We also have active members in other parts of Australia, all of whom reside on Aboriginal […]

The Empire Gets Smacked

by Bogaine Spearim (Kooma/Murrawarri/Gamilaraay). Printed with permission by the author.  The original article appears in The Black Rising Magazine; ‘A national Aboriginal publication dedicated to informing our people about decolonization and inspiring them to take action in the anti-colonial struggle.’ 2018 Commonwealth Games is fast approaching, with this on the horizon I want to […]