«Absolute need to fight to assert our Sovereignty Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding ...»
When we, as the Applicants, confronted Paul Flynn, the Whitehaven CEO, about convening a fur ther Nation meeting for our Peoples, his response was: I gave $5 million to NTSCorp for these negotiations from the outset. NTSCorp never informed us as Applicants that this was the case.
NTSCorp has never accounted to the Gomeroi for how the $5 million was spent.
I might add that a Section 29 Notice under the Native Title Act can be likened to a declaration of war, that is, negotiate or shove off, and if you negotiate then you will take what we agree to. If you don't like it, the government's agenda is – we only have to offer you what is consider a reas onable good faith deal.
Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) In reality, if we want to change this, then, as a Nation, we must reconsider our strategy. It is by way of political action, getting on the streets and getting in their faces, that these fraudulent crimes must be tackled. We won Land Rights by getting in their faces and walking the talk. If we want to improve the Gomeroi expectations this is one way we can do it.
The other option, or both working together, is to challenge the validity of the Commonwealth Native Title Act, because it is a blatant violation of our fundamental freedoms and Human Rights, and is racially discriminating.
Personally, I appeal to the Gomeroi Nation to authorise a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) and to fight the governments, State and Federal, on the basis that they, in right of the Crown of England, are occupiers of our Sovereign Lands and Territories, stealing our wealth and killing our people through sheer force and the attrition of tyranny and oppression.
If the Gomeroi people are going to continue to die, then let it not be by their own hands, or through depression, despair. We must die standing and fighting and not lay down and let these bastards have their own way.
'The struggle is my life' If the Nation seeks to elect others with magic wands and who think they might be able to do bet ter under the current regime and are willing to stand and fight as Sovereign people, then you will have my resignation, without the need for abuse and bloodletting. The government and their illeg al regimes are the enemies and they work arm in arm looking after the interests of the transna tional corporations, We are of no consequence and as we all know the Native Title Act has been cleverly designed in such a fashion that we have witnessed right across this country, family against family, friend against friend. We must ask: Who are the winners in all of this? Not you or me. It is the governments and the mining companies who are the beneficiaries of our own internal wars against each other. This is how they have been successful all these years and we are our own worst enemy, because we are prepared to fight each other, rather than fighting a loosing battle against the governments and the mining companies. They have created a regime, in which we are the losers. We even loose when we get a successful Native Title determination because the land has no commercial economic value and in most cases, these lands will not be in our name exclus ively and as most courts have been saying to date: the land in the settlement is not in exclusive possession to the nation and are, in fact, public. They would never do this to a white man.
If it is a front-on political fight that we need on the streets then put me on as someone who will walk at the front. As Nelson Mandela said: 'The struggle is my life' and I can assure you that I have lost a lot in my years of being in the front of our Peoples' fights.
Ghillar Michael Anderson Convenor of Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic Mogila Station, Goodooga NSW 2838 firstname.lastname@example.org, 0499 080 660