[Marxism] Lady Cilento Children's Hospital - what next for the refugee movement?

John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Sun Feb 14 12:47:24 MST 2016


Lady Cilento Children's Hospital - what next for the refugee movement?

Given the intransigence of this Australian government on baby Asha and 
all asylum seekers, Turnbull and Dutton will only be moved by mass 
action in the streets and industrial action to protect her. That mass 
action, like all mass movements for justice, must include a debate at 
least about civil disobedience. Shut down Melbourne to shut down Manus. 
It must include discussion of workers banning any action that might 
involve deporting Asha and the 266 other people under threat of being 
sent back, recognising such action would be 'illegal' under current 
bipartisan industrial laws. The call by the Queensland Council of Unions 
for people to join the vigil and circulating a roster is especially 
important in this context. Unions are beginning to get involved. Now our 
task must be to try and harness the power workers have, to save Asha and 
the other 266 threatened with deportation.

http://enpassant.com.au/2016/02/14/lady-cilento-childrens-hospital-what-next-for-the-refugee-movement/




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