Green Left has launched a new show, with its first episode focused on Invasion Day. It features First Nations activists Lidia Thorpe, Marianne Mackay and Elizabeth Jarrett.
Prisons activist Debbie Kilroy, First Nations activists Elizabeth Jarrett and Mervyn Eades addressed a Green Left forum discussing what it means to defund the police and abolish the prison system in Australia.
At first it's all smiles and love,
Honeymoon is over now it's push ’n shove,
You stay because they say sorry,
It won't happen again please don't worry,
Then suddenly something triggers the tick,
BOOM slapped with your first backhand hit.
Left in shock you think how can this be?
Living in the denial of they do love me.
This time they beg please no divorce,
Saying "If you only listened I wouldn't use force"
Now the blame game sets in along with rules,
You hide the truth not to look the fool.
In unity with all at Standing Rock today we do stand
To the many First Nations elders, brothers and sisters protecting their water and lands
Protectors not protestors defending Mother Earth
For they know life with no water has no worth.
It's common sense you know, there is no tricks
Basic science teaches us that oil and water don't mix.
Since this pipeline began nothing has gone right
Explosions, spillages and loss of life
The worst spillage 840,000 gallons North Dakota 2013
Over 18 million people living downstream.