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