SoE commemorates 166th Eureka Rebellion on Youtube

Spirit of Eureka commemorated the 166th Eureka Rebellion Anniversary last Sunday, 29th November in an online forum. This recorded video can also be viewed on YouTube.

The focus for this year was, "In the midst of a global crisis it is right to rebel for our rights and liberties".

The online forum had an exceptional range of speakers who presented insights and reflections on the appalling state of affairs in Australia and around the world.

Alison Broinowski AO  Australians for War Powers Reform
Christy Cain  National President, Maritime Union of Australia
Charlie Joyce   from Spirit of Eureka
Bernard Collaery famous for the secret trial brought against him by the Australian government

Bernard Collaery also was 2020 recipient of the Spirit of Eureka Award

The award was given to him for his courage in standing up and speaking out against injustice as a matter of principle and his unwavering commitment to democratic rights. Particularly exposing the Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) bugging the East Timorese government during negotiations over East Timor Sea Oil.

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Special Announcement: Bernard Collaery to speak at 166 Eureka Anniversary Commemoration 29 November

 166 Eureka Anniversary

Registration link to the Zoom Eureka Anniversary Commemoration.  Please register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtf-GuqzIuHdZ1IUTdjbZ2O9Zpw-WIwQGx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Also Live Streamed via Facebook; facebook.com/spiritofeureka

This year Spirit of Eureka is awarding Bernard Collaery the annual Spirit of Eureka Award for their courage in standing up and speaking out against injustice as a matter of principle and their unwavering commitment to democratic rights.  Their courageous stand is inspiring and makes this country a better place for working people.  Both men are now being persecuted by the Australian government and face jail for helping correct what they saw as a gross injustice.

Bernard Collaery, the Australian lawyer is being prosecuted in a secret trial by the Australian government for exposing Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) bugging the East Timorese government during negotiations over East Timor Sea Oil.

In 2018 he was about to represent East Timor at the International Court of Justice, in The Hague,  when he was charged with conspiracy to breach Intelligence Services Act 2001 and were forbidden from talking about the charges against them.

Bernard Collaery’s book, Oil Under Troubled Water, relates the sordid history of Australian government dealings with East Timor, and how the actions of both major political parties have enriched their corporate allies at the expense of its tiny neighbour and wartime ally, one of the poorest nations in the world.

Bernard Collaery is a patron and honorary solicitor of various charitable and non-profit organisations serving Indigenous and marginalised sectors of the community.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/10/witness-k-and-the-outrageous-spy-scandal-that-failed-to-shame-australia

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Invitation to 2020 Spirit of Eureka Anniversary Sydney Picnic

 Eureka Sydney Picnic 2020You are warmly invited to the 2020 NSW Spirit of Eureka Anniversary celebration

This year we will be hosting a picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills on Saturday 28 November at 12noon. See the graphic for details.

We will also be raising funds for the student activists arrested in recent struggles at Sydney University.

Please RSVP to the email address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - if you will be attending.

Please note there will also be a national online Spirit of Eureka forum at 4pm on Sunday 29 November to mark the Eureka Anniversary. See 166th Eureka Anniversary On-Line Commemoration post on this website for details.

In Solidarity,

NSW Spirit of Eureka

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"WE SWEAR BY THE SOUTHERN CROSS TO STAND TRULY BY EACH OTHER AND FIGHT TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES."

FOR A JUST, SOVEREIGN AND DEMOCRATIC AUSTRALIA.

The Spirit of Eureka Committee was established in the lead up to the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade in 2004, to give a strong and united voice to the current struggles of Australia’s working people.

The Spirit of Eureka draws on the continuity and relevance of this important event in the history of Australia to present day endeavours and struggles for justice, democracy and sovereignty.

The Eureka rebellion laid the foundations for Australia’s continuing social, industrial and political struggles. It was advanced for its time and represents an important fighting tradition that continues to inspire our fight today.

 

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