Thursday, November 14, 2002

When Johnny comes marching home again: 'hoorah hoorah'

Carr's and Costa's fear-mongering campaign fails to quell dissenters

Posted on the Resistance web page Bronwyn Powell, an organiser of the youth-led mobilisation told Green Left weekly that "in the face of attacks on civil liberties, it is unfortunate that some union officials have felt they need to submit. It could set a negative precedent for upholding the hard-won right to demonstrate in the street."

"The irony is", Powell continued, "Carr and Costa are whipping up this anti-democratic atmosphere because they are worried about the growing movement that is challenging the Labor and Coalition governments' agenda of war and austerity.

"That's why we should be building an even stronger, more defiant movement. We should be exposing the utter sham of Costa and Carr's fear-mongering campaign by ensuring a huge, colourful and peaceful united march on November 14."

Kara Lawrence DT 14 Nov 02 POLICE say an image - of a shirtless, balaclava-clad, molotov cocktail-clutching protester - is "appalling" and proves anti-World Trade Organisation protesters have violence on their minds.

Yeah, with a bong in his hand.

When Jonny comes marching home again hoorah hoorah said a spokesperson from Justice Action "let the Barramundi take pictures and invent themes -as they do, it is better than going to war."

MORE than 800 anti-WTO protesters marched through the streets of Sydney last night in defiance of a police ban. Clutching balloons, flags and signs, the protesters marched from the Town Hall to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs office, near Railway Square, under police escort.

Angry at Police Minister Michael Costa's decision to ban street protests during World Trade Organisation talks, speakers spoke of abuse of their freedom. The marchers were flanked by about 100 police officers and no arrests were made.

Superintendent Glen Harrison said traffic was diverted for the duration of the march down George St.

Protesters stood outside the DIMA offices for a further hour, voicing support for refugees and condemning the WTO.

Socialist organisations, green groups and refugee action advocates made up the bulk of the protesters.The march was organised by the Refugee Action Coalition.

By Anti Globalisation 14 November 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.

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.

It is an absolute disgrace to: Undermine civil and democratic rights The event, hosted by a State MP Lee Rhiannon just a week before the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Sydney, has enraged Police Minister Michael Costa, who said using the House for the event was appalling. Upper House Greens MP Lee Rhiannon is hosting the forum for about 60 people in State Parliament's Jubilee Room on November 8.

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
It will bring together 70 specialist staff such as [so called terrorism experts like Andrew Scipione ?] police, forensic experts and intelligence analysts [from the CIA and FBI ?] under the one roof to plan and prepare for a possible terrorist attack [false flag operation] in the state. At the same time, the Premier has also announced police will soon get extra powers to deal with terrorism. [State terror focused on dissent.]

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
Charming when you run some one down like Zanny Begg member of the National Executive of Resistance using the power of National Media and the presenter is opinionated to go along with it.

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.