posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 07:33 PM
a reply to: stirling
The suffering and deep internal pain of some of these victims is just so horrifying. Aboriginal women were being singled out, devalued and shamed as
a matter of routine, but it's high time it stopped! It is a real blemish on our collective conscience that it still continues and we need to open our
ears more and pay attention to these kinds of occurrences.
For instance, not far from me, there was a peaceful protest to alert the rest of us to contamination of our river from tailings from a mine on their
land. One of the protesters was a young mother of three. The protest was declared unlawful, though I fail to see why except for a demonstration of
power. Arrested and charged, she was told she had to plead guilty or spend time in jail which would naturally mean that her children would be taken
from her. I don't know her name, but I do think of her often and quietly thank her for her heroism. She now has a criminal record for trying to
alert the rest of us. What bloody hellish things are still done to people.
I hope Marlene Bird and her companion find some measure of healing, peace and happiness.
edit on 29-1-2015 by aboutface because: (no reason given)