I am surprised that the mainstream media did not cover the story given the Minister’s presence in the media last week and the activists’ reference to ‘ongoing waves of attacks at the hands of our colonial government, of this very office of “Indigenous Affairs.”
This was clearly not your everyday vandalism but an example of direct action** with a very clear message.
How long, I wonder, until the Federal Government realises it cannot claim to represent the majority of Australians and carry on treating Indigenous Australians the way that it has and continues to do.
‘Last Wednesday night we attacked the office of Australian Labour Party MP Jenny Macklin, who postures herself as Indigenous Affairs minister. We did this because the Australian government is a government of occupation and ongoing colonization of the Indigenous people of this country. Our actions are in solidarity with the Indigenous people who have been invaded, whose land has been stolen, who have been forcibly removed from their homelands, from their families, whose cultures and languages have been irreversibly damaged, and who are still experiencing ongoing waves of attacks at the hands of our colonial government, of this very office of “Indigenous Affairs”.
read the rest of the article via Melbourne, Australia – Politicians Office Smashed and Paintbombed | Anarchist news dot org.
**Prominent anthropologist David Graeber has recently published an ethnography of direct action, by the by..