Archive for 'Lies'
There is a series of myths, tropes and catch phrases about refugees in Australia writes Emma Norton in Socialist Alternative. They are repeated by politicians and the media to such an extent that they have entered the consciousness of much of the population. The majority are lies and twisted half-truths which serve to justify the inhuman detention regime and further the scapegoating of refugees.
Ali has committed no crime. There is no credible evidence against him, no charges have been laid and there is certainly no conviction or seemingly even a prospect of one. End the media lynching and the racist attacks on refugees.
Join us in demonstrations for asylum seekers on World Refugee Day in major cities around Australia in the near future.
Lenin dedicated his life to one thing and one thing only – the establishment of a society free from all forms of oppression. And to achieve this, he focused his attention on building an organization of revolutionaries – primarily of workers – capable of achieving that goal.
It wasn’t a wild protest. It wasn’t a riot. It wasn’t thuggery.
Those false accusations are examples of the constant racist stereotyping by the one percent and their media and part of the wider agenda to deepen even further the oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Maybe it is time the Greens threatened to join Wilkie unless Labor begins to seriously address issues like refugees, gay marriage, Australia’s participation in the war in Afghanistan, the wealth shift to the rich, jobs and the need for real action on climate change, such as taking over the car plants to produce buses, solar farms and wind turbines. They won’t.
The task to win progressive reform is too important to be left to politicians. Only pressure from below – mass campaigns and strikes – can force the paid popinjays of profit to implement a program that benefits the 99%, not the 1%.
Of course we should be disgusted when bourgeois politicians lie to us. But we shouldn’t be surprised. That is their job.
Bourgeois politicians are the political equivalent of The News of the World. Full of shit, where lies are a dime a dozen and bent coppers and politics fearful of the fear mongers evidently are too.
The best way to win equal pay for equal work and to keep and expand jobs in the community sector is to strike.
Forget media manipulated sex scandals. What really matters is the lack of class struggle in Australia that allows mediocrities like Rann and Rudd to rise to the top of the Labor Party and government.
The time has come to challenge our liars about Afghanistan. Let’s build a mass movment to bring Australian troops home.