Saturday, April 26, 2008

From Little Things Big Things Grow

I heard this song on the radio the other day and was delighted to receive an email from Get Up recently about it. For those not familiar with Australian history, there was a time when Australia implemented a policy of forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families. The impacts of these policies continue to be felt today with many having lost all contact with their families and culture. At the start of the parliamentary sittings this year, after many years of lobbying, the Federal Government made an official apology for taking what has come to be known as ‘The Stolen Generation’.

Get Up is a non profit grass roots internet based political lobbying group (similar in some ways to Move On). Their new campaign is called MakeThisAHit. Purchasing the song From Little Things Big Things Grow for $1.69 (no DRM restrictions) will help support the reconciliation movement.

Further Reading
Get Up <> at 23 April 2008

Get Up, Make This A Hit <>at 26 April 2008

MoveOn <> at 26 April 2008

Wikipedia, Stolen Generations (23 April 2008) <> at 26 April 2008

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