Archive for 'Asylum seekers'
Immigration minister Scott Morrison has attempted to erect a wall of silence around the government’s treatment of refugees writes Ben Hillier in Red Flag. But the awful truth is the government’s worst kept secret: the Manus Island and Nauru concentration camps are hellholes.
Labor and the Liberals have set the template for attacks on unions with their attacks on refugees. The regime of lies will continue and spread from the external other to the other within.
Defending refugees is defending the other. Defending unions is defending the other. One struggle, one fight.
To make sense of the zeal of George Brandis for certain types of freedoms we need to judge them through the prism of class. Brandis’s freedoms will directly or indirectly assist the ruling class in its ongoing campaign to justify itself and reinforce its barbaric and exploitative rule. His proposed freedom commissars will strengthen the dictatorship of capital.
Let’s call a spade a spade Scott Morrison.
Why are the Australian Federal Police not prosecuting the illegals, the rorters, on Abbott’s frontbench, including Abbott himself?
We truly live in an upside down world. Poor, powerless asylum seekers who have committed no crime are called illegals while those in power who have rorted the parliamentary expenses system are exempt from prosecution.
This silence looks to me like complicity on the part of the Abbott government in the deaths of at least 22 asylum seekers. ‘If you want to seek sanctuary from war, rape, genocide, murder, torture, as is your right, this Australian government will not help you. We will dance on your grave.’ That seems to be the logic of Abbott on the run from reporters and their questions about this latest disaster.
Just 2 weeks old & facing deportation from Australia.
The real heritage of ‘border protection,’ detention centres, of stopping the boats, the PNG ‘solution,’ turning them back etc etc
Australian Prime Minister Rudd thought that support for refugees was so weak that he could get away with implementing this murderous new policy with no opposition. The passionate response by thousands of people, not just in Melbourne but across the country, indicates that it doesn’t have to be this way. The road ahead, under Abbott or Rudd, will be long and bitter. But the uplifting protests of the last few weeks should galvanise every supporter of refugees to get onto the streets and join the struggle.
Solidarity to those protesting in PNG against Rudd’s rotten racist reactionary refugee outrage from those protesting in Australia.