Georgatos a candidate in WikiLeaks party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian journalist and human rights activist Gerry Georgatos is a candidate for the Australian Senate in the newly founded WikiLeaks Party. One of the key platforms Georgatos will take in this party is to continue the fight for human rights for indigenous Australians. In an interview with Neos Kosmos last year, Georgatos said: “Aboriginal peoples are the only peoples in this country to have been disenfranchised from the right to accumulate infrastructure, equity, health and wealth. They’ve had it hard and each generation has suffered much worse than the last,” he explained, highlighting the differences of racism. Whereas Greek migrants may have felt it in the ’50s and ’60s, they were able to work hard and better their life for their children – Aboriginal peoples haven’t had the chance to do this. “There is still this surface-level racism that goes deep into the heart of our character and judgement,” explained Gerry, adding this racism is based on the premise of appearance due to stereotypes that have been long thrust down our throats. The constitution of the WikiLeaks Party lists its objectives which include the protection of human rights and freedoms; transparency of governmental and corporate action, policy and information; recognition of the need for equality between generations; and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination. The WikiLeaks Party – founded by Julian Assange from the Embassy of Ecuador in London – was incorporated as a political party this year and just this week, Assange announced the candidates of the party in the upcoming national elections in Australia, in which Georgatos will stand for Western Australia. Through the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where Assange found asylum, he released the names of the seven candidates of his party for the Senate, from Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.last_img