Fwd: more evidence about DSP sectarianism.

Alan Bradley abradley1 at bigpond.com
Mon Apr 15 08:51:38 MDT 2002


>From Green Left Weekly, April 24, 2002

Antidotes to Hollywood's march to war
BY KIRSTIN ROBERTS

Just days before the US began bombing Afghanistan, a Bush administration
adviser met with Hollywood executives to enlist them in a Second World
War-style propaganda offensive. The Hollywood elite have raced to show just
how willing they were to grease the wheels of Bush's war machine.
...
[From Socialist Worker, weekly paper of the US International Socialist
Organization. Visit <http://www.socialistworker.org>.]
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BRITAIN: Death of a racist parasite

The Queen Mother was a racist snob who excelled in extravagant living. After
all the grovelling, hypocritical tributes paid to her last week, here are
some facts to remember.

The Queen Mother referred to black people as "nig-nogs" or "blackamoors".
She backed white minority rule in Rhodesia. She criticised Lord Mountbatten,
viceroy of India, "for giving away the empire" and his wife because "her
mother was half-Jewish".
...
[From <http://www.socialistworker.co.uk>.]
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Pakistani socialist concludes speaking tour
BY LISA MACDONALD

SYDNEY - Pakistani socialist Farooq Tariq wrapped up his Australian speaking
tour with an April 12 public address at the Lidcombe offices of the
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

Tariq, who is general secretary of the radical left Labour Party Pakistan
(LPP), arrived in Australia two weeks ago to attend the second Asia Pacific
Solidarity Conference.

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Rally supports Palestinians
BY JORDAN WILLIAMS

CANBERRA - Around 300 people rallied peacefully outside the Israeli embassy
on April 13 in support of a free Palestine.

The intimidating presence of at least 100 police officers, was unable to
prevent the impassioned chants and speeches of the protesters from breaching
the walls of the Israeli and US embassies, as well as the nearby Australian
Prime Minister's residence.

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`Refugees are welcome'
BY LISA MACDONALD

SYDNEY - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to protest for
refugees' rights on the weekend of June 22-23 around Australia. In Sydney
alone, organisers believe between 50,000 and 100,000 people will be willing
to come out onto the streets in opposition to the government's brutal
treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

The action is Sydney is being organised by a coalition which includes the
Refugee Action Coalition, Labor for Refugees, Free the Refugees Campaign,
ChilOut, the National Union of Students, Jews for Ethnic Tolerance, the
Search Foundation, the NSW Greens and Action in Solidarity with Asia and the
Pacific. It has the support of the Trades and Labor Council, as well as the
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, the Australian
Manufacturing Workers Union and the Independent Education Union.
...
All organisations and groups which support the demands are encouraged to
endorse and help build the march. For information about the organising
meetings, phone Ian on 0417 275 713 or Lisa on 0413 031 108.

[Lisa Macdonald is an activist with the western suburbs Free the Refugees
Campaign
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Look, I've been taking the piss.  There are _many_ articles in the current
Green Left Weekly (http://www.greenleft.org.au/current/index.htm ) that
demonstrate that this is not a sectarian rag, OK?



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