CURRENT POLITICS - Let's Reclaim Australia

Reclaim ĎRECLAIM AUSTRALIAí from the sad-sacks of shit

 No straighter road to reclaiming Australia exists
than the one the Gurindji took reclaiming Wattie Creek
from the Lords Vestey by walking off in Ď66.
Only Aborigines and Torres Islanders can re-claim the continent,
while we latecomers back them for more than ritual acknowledgement.
Together, we can reclaim whatís lately been stolen from you and me,
and together proclaim Australia as a land for rebels and refugees.

 So letís reclaim our privacy from the NSA,
Pine Gap from the CIA,
Darwin from the Marines, Katherine from the drones,
our foreign relations from the ANZUS misalliance,
our economic ties from trade-offs in dis-Agreements.

 Letís reclaim our water from the frackers fracking our soils,
our farms from coal gougers,
our forests from the chippers.

 Letís reclaim the unpaid super-profits from the mining conglomerates
and unpaid taxes from artful dodgers Apple, Uber, Turnbull and his ilk.
Letís seize control of our financial system from currency raiders
and investment from vulture corporations such as BlackRock.
Reclaim the peopleís bank sold off by the ALP.

 Letís reclaim our media from Mass Murdoch,
our creativity and culture from philanthropic parasites. 

 Starting from Gonski, letís reclaim Public Education;
affordable and public housing from bankers,
public transport from the fraud of Ďprivate-publicí partnerships
and our health and well-being from Big Pharmaís prescriptions.

Letís reclaim full employment from the lie of one-hourís work a week
and make that working week never more than eight hours on five days.

Letís rebuild the weapons for these struggles:
organised labour from the Union of thieves and branch stackers,
participatory democracy from an Ďunrepresentative swillí,
our liberties for protest from anti-terror laws in their black-shirted regalia,
and the will to strike against Killardís un-FairWork Australia.

Letís turn Ďreclaimí into our refrain
            with independence our first gain
            towards making Common-wealth proclaim
            more than a nationís name.

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