Thursday, November 14, 2002

Police show their real colours 'blue'

Several thousand people have marched through the centre of Sydney protesting against globalisation and the treatment of asylum seekers. Police provided the protesters with an escort despite refusing to issue permits for demonstrations.

Traffic along George St in the city's central business district was brought to a standstill while the demonstrators marched from the town hall to the offices of the Immigration department.

They carried placards and banners reading "Welcome refugees, kick out the WTO". It is the first of many protests to be held in Sydney during an informal meeting of the World Trade Organisation later this week. Protest organisers say there is widespread opposition to globalisation.

Police have begun making a number of arrests as protests continue in Sydney's central business district against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting. Among those arrested was a protester who jumped onto the roof of a Government bus. Earlier, demonstrators burnt an American flag outside the US consulate. Twenty-six-year-old Natasha Verco is one of the protesters taken into custody.

She spoke to the ABC from the back of a paddy wagon.

"I was standing behind the police lines, I was actually behind the horses," she said

"They were pushing somebody's head into the ground and there was about eight police on one male and I was saying there is no need to hurt anybody, there is no need to be violent and they said 'get her' and they just picked me up and bent my wrist back and threw me in the back of the van."

By Inspector Gadget 14 November 2002


Give peace a chance
PIERS AKERMAN DT 28 Nov 02: JUSTICE John Dowd should be removed from the bench. His crime? Stupidity. In a breath-taking display of hand-wringing sanctimonious morality, Dowd has condemned the State and Federal Governments' anti-terrorism measures, claiming they erode rights and give encouragement to oppressive regimes.

Bills, Bills and more Bills NSW Parliament deep in debt
NSW Parliament is unjustifiable creating intellectual debt, Academics, politicians, judges, lawyers and volunteers.

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The scavengers of terror
The NSW Government is to introduce increased police powers bill. Legislation giving New South Wales police special powers to deal with an emergency terrorist situation [emergency scapegoat situation] will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today.

Carr out of touch with public about new police powers
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Greens more of a human touch
What is a real job? Writes Political Reporter Malcolm Farr Daily Tele Article 11 Nov 2002. "It would start if candidates had a CV of real jobs, such as medicine (Senator Brown), or even zoo keeping (NSW Upper House Green Lee Rhiannon ). Which leaves the type of candidate summed up by Kerry Nettle, who was elected a NSW senator at the poll a year ago.

Koch's Skoff Channel 7' Sunrise
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The Australian Flag - Burn baby burn
If John Howard is not constitutional and racist. If our obligations to human rights are not being upheld, then burn baby burn the Australian flag in protest and start it with little Lucifer like a picture of Bob Carr.