Articles from En Passant
In 1939 the US turned back the boat the St Louis with 939 Jews on board. It went back to Europe. Estimates are that at least 250 of those Jews died in the Holocaust. (You can read more about that incident in a previous post of mine called Turning back the bigots. )
There will be an Emergency Peak Hour Protest for asylum seekers in Canberra from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm on Wednesday 9 July at the intersection of Barry Drive and Northbourne Ave.
I went to the Bust the Budget rally on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra organised by unions and various community groups. There were about 1500 people there. Some had union flags, others anti-Budget and anti-Government placards.
Anti fascist delegates met in Paris recently to plan a counter-offensive against Le Pen, writes John Mullen, an activist from Ensemble (Front de gauche)
About 90 activists from 20 towns met in Paris on the last weekend in June at a delegate meeting called by the Coordination Against the Far Right (CONEX) an initiative started by radical trade unionists.
According to Tony Abbott, our Prime Minister, Australia was unsettled, or um, close to unsettled before British ‘foreign investment’ arrived here in 1788 in the form of guns, disease and dispossession. It is of course and, par for the course, a lie.
It shows the PM has terra nullius still in his mind, and why not given he rules for the mining magnates (among other capitalists) who want more Aboriginal land? The Northern Territory intervention is one way of doing that.
The following is a statement released on Thursday 3 July by the Tamil Refugee Council:
The Australian government has reached a frightening new low as a human rights’ denier and perpetrator, the Tamil Refugee Council said today.
“Australia’s moral, ethical and legal compass has been lost at sea,” said Tamil Refugee Council spokesman Trevor Grant.
We live in a violent and upside down world, one where war criminals like Barack Obama and George W Bush, and their mini-me Australian versions John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, roam free but children seeking safety and refuge are locked up in concentration camps offshore.