Archive for June, 2012
Barack Obama continues his killing ways. How many died at his hands this week?
So too does his attack dog in the Middle East, Israel. How many Palestinians did it kill this week, in between removing black refugees to make Israel safe for the white man?
Now is the time for the Greens to mobilise their millions of supporters to fight for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and refugees against the two racist parties, Labor and the Liberals.
You can’t play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules when fighting racists, racists who are implanting the seeds of systemic racism and watering its shoots every day. Let’s cut down the seedlings before they become an impenetrable forest.
Call us out. Lead us in demonstrations against the racists and for Aboriginal empowerment, for sovereignty. Combine that with the struggle for refugees.
For God’s sake Greens, give focus to our anger. Lives depend on it.
While the revolutionary promise of 1969 was not realised, what changed forever was the acknowledgement that lesbians and gays – alongside blacks, women and other oppressed groups – are a vital part of the working class struggle for revolutionary change. That is the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Liberation Movement it gave birth to.
The Greens have an historic opportunity to end the racist refugee non-debate and save asylum seeker lives. Bring down the Labor Government if the ALP doesn’t agree to onshore processing. And for us? Build the campaigns and demonstrations for refugees.
Bombing raids have been used from Guernica and Dresden to Afghanistan as a way to intimidate populations, crush cities and break the resistance of ordinary people. Drones are the latest barbarism in this long, terrible tradition.
The organised pressure of the masses is the only way to achieve the goals of our revolution in Egypt. The revolutionary front has become an indispensable necessity, provided that it is founded upon real roots, that it adopts the social and political demands of the people, organizes them, and supports the struggle to attain those goals.
The Labor Government beat the banks with a wet lettuce for failing to pass on the full RBA rates cuts.
Instead why not tax their super profits and redistribute some their profit to the working class in the form of better social services like health and education, increases in Newstart and tax cuts for workers?
And, given you can’t trust the banks, something their actions have shown, how about regulating their interest rates and other offerings? Price controls over interest rates looks like a good start.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has won the Egyptian Presidential election. Now to win power back from the generals he’ll have to mobilise the Egyptian people.
One way to help gays and lesbians achieve equality would be to abolish the school chaplaincy program and introduce a real program in schools for addressing homophobia, whether religious or not.
That should include trained social and welfare workers. Labor won’t do that.
Another way to send a message that all Australian citizens are equal would be to legislate for gay marriage. Again, Labor won’t do that.
After Rio I wonder if those many concerned people who think capitalism can address climate change in any meaningful way are beginning to have any doubts about a strategy that relies on the likes of Gina Rinehart and Rupert Murdoch and the rest of the 1% and their politicians, Obama, Cameron, Gillard and Abbott, to save the planet and the capitalist system from 4 degrees warming?
Maybe the problem is a system based on production for profit and the denial of real democracy?