What Year Is This?

Is this really 2008? you wouldn’t think so if you read this sad and horrifying article about the current and past treatment of Aboriginal people by the police and prison authorities in Queensland Australia. Perhaps the clue is in the name “queens”land, it is not unusual for ill-treatment and injustice to follow the colonial rule, be it British, Dutch or French but isn’t it time that this behaviour stopped? A big big attitude change is needed right around the world. We don’t have the right to deny anyone a decent life.

I often feel impotent and think – I am not going to ignore this – but it is hard to know what I can do. Today I can write, I can write about it here and I can sign this petition to try to end one story of this terrible treatment.

Today it is the least I can do.

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