Friday, January 26, 2018 was Invasion Day in Australia. This year, the Invasion Day protests were the biggest in recent years, with the one in Melbourne attracting over 40,000 people.
The first officially recorded protest by Aboriginal people against Australia Day, the day that commemorates the United Kingdom colonization of the Australian landmass, occurred in 1938 in conjunction with the 150th year celebrations. Aboriginal people have continued to resist and protest against this day as it symbolises colonialization, invasion and dispossession. They have renamed it 'Invasion Day'.
APC talks to Celeste Liddle, the Indigenous liaison officer with the National Tertiary Education Union, a social commentator and one of the organizer of the Melbourne rally, on some of the main demands of this demonstration.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Image: Invasion Day protest march
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