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    Western Australia's Colonial Brewing Co considers changing name amid BLM movement

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    The Colonial Brewing Co in Western Australia is considering changing its name, amid the Black Lives Matter movement and international push to remove monuments recognising colonial figures.

    Key points:
    • An Eastern states liquor chain has stopped selling Colonial Brewing Co over its name
    • Colonial Brewing Co says the name was not chosen, or intended to celebrate colonialism and is reviewing options regarding a name change
    • The WA Premier said he thought a name change was 'unnecessary'


    It comes after Melbourne bottle shops, Blackhearts and Sparrows, vowed to stop selling beer from the company.


    In a statement, the liquor store said the use of the word 'colonial' was problematic



    Western Australia'''s Colonial Brewing Co considers changing name amid Black Lives Matter movement - ABC News
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    You seem to have an unerring eye for the utterly trivial.

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    It won't make it taste better.

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    They do say any publicity is good publicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
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    It comes after Melbourne bottle shops, Blackhearts and Sparrows, vowed to stop selling beer from the company.
    They should stand their ground FFS. Though it'd probably be the end of them but it's only words.
    And changing words isn't going to erase history.

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    What a wonderful life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    They should stand their ground FFS. Though it'd probably be the end of them but it's only words.
    And changing words isn't going to erase history.
    what history are they trying to erase cujo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW
    what history are they trying to erase cujo?
    Maybe the 16 years since they opened in 2004.


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    Emu Bitter is the drink of choice for our indigenous. They sure won't be changing their preference because a bunch of metrosexuals who brew their beer with fruit peel & exotic spices, change their friggin' name.

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    That well loved Aussie brand “Coon cheese” is now under fire as well.

    Bit of a debate as to what the name refers to.

    I must admit when I first arrived in Australia I was surprised at the name.

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    ^ ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    what history are they trying to erase cujo?
    Whatever history is behind the name I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    That well loved Aussie brand “Coon cheese” is now under fire as well.

    Bit of a debate as to what the name refers to.

    I must admit when I first arrived in Australia I was surprised at the name.
    What's the debate about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    That well loved Aussie brand “Coon cheese” is now under fire as well.
    Read somewhere that Coco Pops are under the pump too as being a racist label. Bunch of fucking snowflakes..

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    Disgraced ex-Labour MP Fiona Onasanya slams Kellogg's for using a monkey as the mascot for 'brown' Coco Pops but 'three white boys' on Rice Krispies

    Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya slams Kellogg's for using a MONKEY as mascot for Coco Pops | Daily Mail Online

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    I reckon it's rubbish that the beer company is considering changing it's name, however ...

    Probably a good idea this name change is being considered.

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    The Fitzroy River carves its way through the King Leopold Ranges.

    Kimberley’s King Leopold ranges, named after Belgian King Leopold II, responsible for deaths of 15 million Africans, to be renamed

    WA’s King Leopold ranges, named after the Belgian King Leopold II, who was responsible for the deaths of up to 15 million Africans during the colonial era, will be renamed.


    The announcement comes amid global protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.


    King Leopold II never visited WA and is not believed to have any connection to the state, other than having the ranges, in WA’s Kimberley region, named after him.


    Kimberley’s King Leopold ranges, named after Belgian King Leopold II, responsible for deaths of 15 million Africans, to be renamed | PerthNow

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    Oh, for anyone with young kids and find the name King Leopold familiar.

    He's the Gnome and a 'King' in Peppa Pig


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What's the debate about?

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    Dig a bit further Harry, you may find that he is not the reason for the name

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    Queensland and Victoria will have to be renamed as well - too much of a reference to the old Colonial masters

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    Its farcical, there's a vocal minority of LGBTLibtardVaggies running around clutching their agenda which quite frankly no person with half a brain gives a fuk about, but here we are setting the world to rights one street name, cereal or statue at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot
    Its farcical, there's a vocal minority of LGBTLibtardVaggies running around clutching their agenda which quite frankly no person with half a brain gives a fuk about
    OK Chad, pearl-clutching over a beer you've never heard of previously that 'is considering changing its name' now also.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot
    but here we are setting the world to rights one street name, cereal or statue at a time.
    And why not, change has always got to start somewhere.

    You might be happy with the status quo but that's because it benefits you but others not so much and I'm sure much the same 'nobody gives a fuk' arguments were trotted out by much the same people over things like the Civil Rights movement too.

    So if you don't 'give a fuk' when you have rights others don't and find it all a little bit too disruptive for your liking that they would really rather prefer they had the same rights then that's just too bad. Move out the way, progress doesn't wait for anyone.


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    Calm down Leo, sell your gas guzzlers up and show some commitment to the cause by sacrificing a climate damaging hobby and donating to this worthwhile cause you are championing, nah all mouth sat in Chiang Mai

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    ^^I'm not sure how 'progressive' these recent protests are, tbh. There seems to be a lot of pot-stirring going on that is designed to be divisive.

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    ^^Sentences getting longer and more rambling.

    He's starting at breakfast again.

    Funny how these 'things that don't matter' are always spluttered on an on about by the people who profess not to care about them.

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