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Aboriginal intervention is racist: UN


Entrenched racism in Australia – UN

By Julian Drape


August 27, 2009 06:30pm

THE intervention into remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory is clearly discriminatory, and that there is “entrenched” racism in Australia, the United Nations special delegate on indigenous rights says.

James Anaya didn’t pull any punches after his two-week visit of the country.

He said the Rudd Government should reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act in the NT “right away” because the intervention was discriminatory.

“It undermines the right of indigenous peoples to control their own destinies, their right to self-determination,” he said.

He also said the Stolen Generations should be paid compensation.

News brief · 28 August 2009

Neo-nazi graffiti not ours: Saleam

Now, why the devil would newsies go asking Australia First’s head cheese Jim Saleam about neo-nazi graffiti? Inconceivable!

From the SMH:

not a nazi, not me, no sireeNeo-Nazi graffiti on Roozendaal home
Brian Robins
August 17, 2009

GRAFFITI daubed on the home of the NSW Treasurer, Eric Roozendaal, is believed to have been done by a group that has links to neo-Nazis.

An unknown group painted ”88” on his eastern suburbs home, on the footpath and on the house of a neighbour at the weekend. Among far right-wing groups, the number 88 is taken to represent HH, shorthand for Heil Hitler.

Police are investigating.

Mr Roozendaal refused to speak to the Herald about the incident, but a spokesman for him said he ”will not be intimidated and will continue to speak out against groups preaching hatred and division”.

Mr Roozendaal has had a longstanding dispute with the extreme right-wing group Australia First, stemming from his days at Macquarie University, where he had the group banned from campus.

Mr Roozendaal, a former state secretary of the ALP, negotiated in July with the Labor Party’s national secretary to guarantee no Labor electoral preferences would go to Australia First.

At the time, Mr Roozendaal said One Nation gained a foothold in Queensland due to one factor: Coalition preferences.

Mr Roozendaal’s spokesman said it was notable that the attack took place a month after the Treasurer’s public comments about blocking any preference flow from the Labor Party to Australia First.

Jim Saleam, of Australia First, denied the incident had anything to do with his group.

”It has been done by provocateurs; if it has not been done by criminal groups,” Mr Saleam said.

News brief · 17 August 2009

Terrie-Anne Verney : Take the Money And Run

I feel sorry for Darrin Hodges sometimes.

Well, not really. But still.

In July, a racist dingbat named Terrie-Anne Verney was sacked from her job as a sales rep for Griffith FM community radio station 2MIA. Terrie-Anne’s dismissal followed hot on the heels of her exposure as a racist (Multicultural radio presenter linked to anti-immigration Facebook groups, Asher Moses, The Age, July 2, 2009). In solidarity, Darrin — the face of the ‘Australian Protectionist Party’ (APP) — organised to raise a sum of money to donate to Terrie-Anne. Over a two-week period, over $400 was raised (or at least that’s what Darrin wrote on the Facebook page for the group ‘Fuck Off, We’re Full’) which sum Darrin dutifully transferred to Terrie-Anne.

A grateful Terrie-Anne tearfully wrote the following in appreciation (July 20, 2009 at 11:26pm):

The amount of support I have recieded [sic] in the last 2 weeks has amazed me.

The money that was raised on my behalf by Darrin Hodges has been appreciated and I thank everyone who parted with some of their hard earned cash to help a fellow Australian. I have been amazed by the generousity [sic] of my fellow Australians. The strength, support, kindess [sic] and friendship extended to me over the past fortnight has been overwhelming.

I thank each and every one of you have [sic] offered me your support and thrown whatever you could afford into the account, and thankyou [sic] to Darrin for putting it all together and offering me whatever assistance he could.

It is good to know that in times of need, that we can still rally around and offer suport [sic], strength and help to some body [sic] who needs it.

Perhaps the Aussie Spirit is alive and well after all.

Sadly for Darrin, a week later it was announced that ‘Terrible’ Terrie-Anne would be addressing the 2009 Sydney Forum (September 26–27), an annual event organised by Darrin’s arch-rival Dr James Saleam:

Terrie-Anne Verney

Being persecuted and fired from your workplace due to the personal political opinions you hold only happens in totalitarian regimes overseas, it would never happen in Australia in 2009… or would it? Hear a strong and brave young woman talk about how this happened to her in liberal democratic Australia because of her views on multi-culturalism and immigration.

A strong and brave young woman whose presence at the Forum was aided by one of its principal (‘white nationalist’) critics! (On the ding-dong battle between ‘Australia First’ (Saleam) and the ‘Australian Protectionist’ (Hodges) parties, see : Dreaming of An Aryan Jeannie : Australia First, Australian Protectionist Parties, July 10, 2009.)

NB. Also addressing the forum will be Andrew ‘I heart blonde hair and blue eyes’ Fraser; Dr. James ‘The Mad Arab’ Saleam; John ‘911 Was An Inside Job!’ Bursill; David ‘I wish we had more like you, Pauline’ Astin; and a mystery guest from the United States (whoever could it be?). (On Astin, see also : Free speech at Crikey?, March 3, 2005.)

Terrie-Anne, Andrew, James, John and David will be joined by Welf ‘Holocaust? What Holocaust?’ Herfurth, Nicole ‘For Blood & Honour’ Hanley, a few dozen middle-aged racists in cardigans, a scattering of ‘national anarchists’, and various other paranoid wackos.

The paranoid wackos of this seedy West London tenement had one thing in common — the conviction that Jews, Freemasons, homosexuals, Gypsies, Jesuits, anarchists and Communist Party members were all agents of subversion under the control of a ruthless global elite directing world events to their advantage…

Slackbastard · 12 August 2009 · Discussion

Anglican Reverend: ‘Pay rent to Aborigines or be evicted’

From the SMH:

Compensate Aborigines or leave, says minister
Barney Zwartz
August 11, 2009

ALL non-Aboriginal Australians should be prepared to leave the country if the indigenous people want that, making restitution for the vile sin of genocide, an Anglican leader said last night.

If they stayed, they would have to provide whatever recompense indigenous peoples thought appropriate, the Reverend Peter Adam said.

”It would in fact be possible, even if very difficult and complicated, for Europeans and others to leave Australia. I am not sure where we would go, but that would be our problem,” he said.

News brief · 11 August 2009

Govt realises disadvantaged/unsupported youth become extremists

We’d like to congratulate the Federal Attorney General for discovering some major causes* of youth being drawn to racist and violent neo-nazi groups.


McClelland apparently was wearing his ‘only Muslim kids can be extremists’ blinkers…


From the ABC:

Govt seeks answers to stop youth extremism

The Federal Government is considering ways to counter radicalism among young people in Australia.

Attorney-General Robert McClelland is examining community mentoring programs in Victoria and in prisons to find the best ways to stop violent extremism.

He told ABC Radio’s AM program the aim is to stop young people joining terrorist organisations.

*”These programs involve introducing a role model into their lives, working out what pressures they’re confronting, working out what needs to be done to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed, preventing youths becoming vulnerable to extremist teachings, giving them a sense of belonging,” he said.

News brief · 8 August 2009

Racist pub entry policy? The shoes fit.

From the SMH:

Exclusive bar denies access to actor
Eamonn Duff
August 2, 2009

ONE of Sydney’s most exclusive bars has become embroiled in a heated race row with two actors who have shot to stardom in a new movie that tackles ethnic prejudice.

Cedar Boys is an award-winning, gritty urban drama that presents Sydney’s ethnic and social divides through the experiences of three Lebanese-Australian friends.

The movie, which also features Hollywood-based actress Rachael Taylor, is set against a backdrop of racial intolerance and features a scene where the men are turned away from highbrow bars because of their ethnic background.

Life imitated art yesterday when two of the movie’s stars, Waddah Sari and Buddy Dannoun, were refused entry to Justin Hemmes’s VIP-frequented bar, Hemmesphere, located inside Establishment.

Sari, 30, said: ‘‘The film opened in cinemas on Thursday so the following night, we had a celebration at the Havana Club in Oxford Street for cast and crew.

About 1am [on Saturday morning], Rachael [Taylor] suggested we move on to Hemmesphere, so we did. Rachael and others walked in ahead of us. When myself and Buddy arrived, we were refused entry by the security guard. When we initially asked why, they didn’t give any reason … I went on to explain that we were part of Rachael’s group.

‘‘He replied: ‘I don’t care, you ain’t coming in.’ ’’

News brief · 2 August 2009