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A “Funa” in Australia?

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Author(s): Peter Read

Journal: Coolabah
ISSN 1988-5946

Volume: 3;
Start page: 190;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Funa | Chile | Australia | Aboriginal Reconciliation Studies | Chilean Reconciliation Studies

ABSTRACT
A Funa in Chile is a public denunciation of a person identified as associatedwith crimes against humanity during the Pinochet regime. It begins as a web site noticeof a planned procession, to be followed by a peaceful rally and demonstration, Someinvolve no more than thirty people, others, particularly those directed at notoriousfigures, have attracted thousands.My questions are: What is the effect of Funas in Chile?Could a Funa occur inAustralia? Against whom? Who would organise it? For what reason? What would bethe consequences?In discussing the question I will draw upon my recent work in reconciliation studiesboth in Chile and Aboriginal Australia
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