Posted by John, April 25th, 2014 - under Aboriginal deaths in custody, Aboriginal Embassy, Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Aborigines, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, ANZAC day, Genocide, War.
ANZAC Day, the supposed symbol and celebration of the ‘nation’ denies this most obvious truth – Australian society was founded on the genocide of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and that genocide continues today. Let’s unite and fight to stop the brutal war against Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders now.
I shall walk to the beach
With the sun before me
And an old man beside me
Past yesterday’s coffee shops
And tawdry trees of better days
Where young women in bikinis
Spark memories of waves and riding
Where sand clasps the toes
Screaming do not go
And salt invades the nose
Weighing heavy as the sea invites us in
It’s almost ‘where you bin?’
Here is the link to my 30 minute interview with Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 22 April. We discuss the forthcoming austerity Budget, fake crises and also refugees.
As Tony Abbott spends $12 billion on fighter jets and cuts pensions, disability pensions, legal aid, scientific research, public service jobs, wages, spending on social services and attacks unions, remember this. We are not all in this together. ANZAC Day is cover for these attacks on poor and workers. It celebrates imperialist wars to prepare us for future wars and to justify our ruling class’s imperialist expansion in the region.
Sol Salbe has posted on facebook the following introduction and link to his article on allegations of antisemitism against the Left, in particular against Socialist Alternative. The article includes a discussion of the evidence involved in the allegations of antisemitism against Socialist Alternative at the ANU.
I am reposting this with his permission.
Tim Wilson, one of the Human Rights Commissioners, phoned me today about the ANU student newspaper Woroni and its refusal to publish my rebuttal of their untruths in vilifying Socialist Alternative as anti-Semitic and violent.
This is the link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview last Tuesday 15 April with Sharon Firebrace. We discuss the WA Senate by-election, the search for alternatives, the Budget, manufactured ‘crises’, lies, secrecy, tax, pensions…
This is a slightly edited version of a letter I have emailed to Tim Wilson, the right wing libertarian Free Speech Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission over the refusal by the Australian National University student newspaper Woroni to publish any rebuttal by me of their outrageous article ‘convicting’ Socialist Alternative of anti-Semitism. What odds eh?
This is an updated version of an article I sent to to the editors of Woroni, the student newspaper of the Australian National University. They refused to publish an earlier version of what is written below. I have submitted a cut down version of this to the Canberra Times for their consideration.
If you are a public servant or anyone else who believes in the right to bag out Abbott and co, or their neoliberal twins the ALP, Free Speech Sunday is the blog spot for you. Hit the comments link under the heading to have your say.