The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Read articles by Gerry Georgatos on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • Dear mom and fellow members of the human family, I love my 77-year-old frugal, hardworking, self-sacrificial Han Chinese Singaporean mother, so when Trump’s military/government dropped what they nicknamed the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ ( MOAB ) on Achin District in Afghanistan, I knew I had to do something about this psycho-social ...
  •   In the windows of time much can be seen, peace is possible, love can be above all, hate is intense, that hate can decimate all hope, windows of harmony, civil strife, meaningfulness, warring, redemption, barbarities. The mind’s eye translates what the eyes see and what our ears hear but ...
  • During the last hundred years terrorism has been used as a primary means in the express purpose to entrench fear and to subordinate people to fear. Terrorism is intentional in its indiscriminate violence. Ideologue, whether political, religious, whatever the exploitative force cannot justify terrorism. It is often argued that who ...
  • It is a given that there will be ‘constitutional’ recognition of the First Peoples of this continent – of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a given that the ‘racialised’ clauses will be deleted from the Australian Constitution and stains – diabolical and cruel – cleansed from the ...
  • In a just society human rights must remain inalienably universal but for 40,000 Australians this is not so, with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme denied to them. Incarceration is a situational trauma that degenerates into a constancy of trauma with the majority ...
  • More Australians suicided in the one year, 2015, than in any other year and sadly it may soon be reported that just as many or more suicided in 2016. Though I pray I am proven wrong it is likely that in the years to come that the harrowing toll of ...
  • The ruins carpeted the city market, rippling outwards in waves of destruction. Broken beams, collapsed roofs, exploded metal shutters and fossilized merchandise crumbled underfoot. In one of the burnt-out shells of the shops where raisins, nuts, fabrics, incense and stone pots were traded for hundreds of years, all that was ...
  • There is more disseminated today than ever before about suicide. However understanding suicide prevention is still a journey to be had for the majority of Australians. The most important understanding is that more people are needed on the ground to support – in person – the critically vulnerable. The narratives ...
  • On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an impending attack.  One leaflet read: “Our forces of legitimacy are heading to liberate Hodeidah and end the suffering ...
  • Do not trust anyone. Assad is not responsible for the abominable chemical gas attacks in Ghouta in 2013 and in Idlib in 2017. War is an abomination. Bombs and missiles are an abomination. The US led coalition has ‘dropped’ more than 73,000 bombs and missiles on Iraq and Syria in ...