Articles from En Passant
I am trying to understand the utter inhumanity of this Abbott government towards asylum seekers. First, let’s look at just some of what they are doing.
Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration minister and devout evangelical Christian, has sent a profoundly disabled four year old child of asylum seekers to Australia’s concentration camp on Nauru.
Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration minister and devout evangelical Christian, has sent a profoundly disabled four year old child of asylum seekers to Australia’s concentration camp on Nauru. He has also separated Latifa, a Rohingya asylum seeking mother from her new baby in a Brisbane hospital and banished the rest of the family offshore.
She was held in detention for 18 hours a day while her newborn was in intensive care.
I wrote this in August this year, before Abbott and co won the 7 September election. Two months in to ‘the most hopeless government in our history’ and I think it has some good points.
In this article I look at the recent history of proposals to tax resource rents in Australia, from Australia’s Future Tax System Report (the ‘Henry Tax Review’) through to the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax (‘RSPT’) and then the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (‘MRRT’).
The war glorifiers have won the battle for the soul of Remembrance Day. Under the guise of remembering the dead, they ready the next generation of working class warriors to die in defence of capital.
What we have ended up with are myths about brave Aussie boys dying for democracy. This is untrue. Our soldiers were and are dying for imperialism – both of the dominant world power and our own.