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Bringing to the fore Indigenous voices the media ignore

Stephen Langford
July 27, 2018

Driving Disunity: The Business Council Against Aboriginal Community
By Lindy Nolan
Bexley: Spirit of Eureka, 2017

‘In reviewing this important – but not self-important – book by Lindy Nolan,
I can hardly do better than start by quoting Rosalie Kunoth-Monks,
Northern Territory Australian of the Year in 2015 and Amatjere Elder,
from the backcover of the book: “Such deep and fearless truth.”

‘Award-winning journalist Jeff McMullen, meanwhile notes:
“This important study highlights destructive strategies in the neoliberal era
that undermine Aboriginal progress through the age old tactic of divide and conquer.” …

Lindy Nolan is an activist in the Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS).
This is a small but talented group of people who organise events against the NT Intervention,
now 11 years since its disastrous and fraudulent imposition
by the John Howard government. …

‘Nolan has written a book full of Indigenous voices that most people will not have heard,
because the mainstream media has been mainly accepting Murdoch’s anointed “leaders”. …

‘I hope you buy or borrow Driving Disunity – and read it. 
It is full of Indigenous voices you simply will not hear in the mainstream.’

Read much, much more of Stephen Langford‘s comprehensive & interesting review of Lindy Nolan‘s book:

July 30, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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