Articles from En Passant
At 8.46 am on Tuesday 1 March I sent the article below to the opinion editors at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times. It is about the Paul Sheehan affair and his repetition of lies from Louise about a rape in Sydney she blamed on Middle Eastern men. It was untrue.
I got an automated response from the SMH and the Age saying they received lots of submissions and if they hadn’t got back to me in a few days consider it rejected. (My words.)
History records that John Howard’s Liberals won government 20 years ago, on 2 March, 1996.
His government had a ruthless class agenda, writes David Glanz in Solidarity, but it was Labor’s timid opposition that kept it in power.
The government’s cruel refugee policies help to spread lies and xenophobia. The recent campaign to “Let them Stay”—over the government’s threat to deport 267 refugees—has shown that ordinary people will stand up against racist policy. Come to this Solidarity meeting in Canberra on Thursday to discuss how we can best fight together against racism in Australia.
I have a MasterCard. The interest on the card depends on which bank and which type of MasterCard you want, but low rate cards start at around ten percent and at the higher end they are about 20% on any unpaid balances.
By now most of my Australian readers will know the story.
In a recent article in socialist magazine Solidarity inspired by the Let them Stay campaign, Amy Thomas says among other things:
There is a growing recognition that Australia’s immigration detention centres are concentration camps, and no amount of denial by various apologists for the brutalisation of asylum seekers and refugees will change that reality.
The Greens have combined with the Turnbull government to push through Senate reforms that will effectively silence the Senate voice of those who are not supporters of the big four, the Liberals and Nationals, the Labor Party or the Greens (plus Senator Xenophon in South Australia.)