Crimes Against The Soil

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Bludgeoned by truncheons enforcing dependancy
Ancestry denied under the weight of heavy machinery
Industrial lacerations scarring soil and humans
Harrowed drills of genocide won't rest for the mining of uranium
The earth bleeds
The machinery screams
The families weep
And death smiles down on us all

Bloodstained inquisition, a culture violently erased
An economy established upon the corpses
Of a legacy dehumanised and displaced

Agonising gears of progress are whipping the chains of the damned
The tormented and forgotten, prisoners of their own land
Crimes against the soil
Crimes against us all
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Australia's mining schemes embody the recurring nightmare of colonial genocide. As companies like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto systematically destroy land, ecosystems and people for short sighted economic prosperity, Aboriginal communities are displaced and quietly suffer the devastating environmental and health effects of the mining. Out of sight, out of mind, most people in Australia will never have to face the immediate repercussions or realise the long term damage caused by these destructive practices. And the poison spreads across borders and oceans. Australian uranium was in each of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi; it has contaminated the water, land, and all life in the region. Unflinching in it's inhumanity, unable to learn from tragedy, uranium continues to be mined and exported overseas.

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from Mind Trench, released March 1, 2016

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