[Marxism] Oh those "demented, sectarian" Greens (was Re: Socialists and the Australian elections)
sra at scu.edu.au
Tue Aug 24 00:49:45 MDT 2004
Bob is back! It's been so long, we've missed so much reading about
the surreal, demented, sectarian DSP/Socialist Alliance in Australia.
Seriously though, Bob has said a number of times that the Greens have
a much better united front policy towards Labor than what could be
termed the Demented Surrealist Perspective. So what that the DSP has
never in its history preferenced conservatives ahead of Labor, and
it's fairly inconceivable for Socialist Alliance ever to do so - two
things one couldn't say about the Greens. Who cares the DSP
previously and SA currently has on numerous occasions lined up Labor
speakers on rally and meeting platforms to have their say (Bob seems
to think this is done to literally or figuratively throw tomatoes at
them - anything like this has only happened once in my experience,
when an anarchist colleague of ours loudly heckled a Labor candidate
I had invited to speak at an anti-Jabiluka mine rally in Byron Bay in
1998 - fairly justifiably, as the dill was either totally ignorant of
or lying through his teeth about ALP uranium policy).
Checking this Greens approach out in comparison to the Socialist
Alliance media release Bob finds so outrageous, I find that Senator
Kerry Nettle's recent releases are replete with anti-Labor
"inveterate moralising sectarianism", and even suggest that Labor and
Liberal are both parties that attack working people and the
oppressed. Is there no hope!
Greens and farmers call US trade deal a bad apple
Senator Kerry Nettle, 18th August 2004
... "The Greens voted against the US trade deal, which was supported
by both major parties," said Senator Nettle. "We are appalled that
the major parties supported the FTA, given their stated commitment to
protecting Australia's quarantine standards." ...
Labor supports Howard's homophobia
13th August 2004
Greens Senator Kerry Nettle today told the Senate that she was
'saddened and appalled' by the Labor Party decision to support the
Prime Minister's homophobic ban on same sex marriage.
... "No Labor members have had the guts to stand up for human rights
over this issue. They will stand condemned by an electorate that will
be shocked by their hypocrisy.
Terror laws attack democracy - Greens
Senator Kerry Nettle, 13th August 2004
The Greens condemn the Government and Labor for rushing new
anti-terrorism laws through Parliament today.
Labor's private school funding policy to threaten public schools
Senator Kerry Nettle, 12th August 2004
Greens Senator Kerry Nettle today slammed Labor's private school
funding policy as 'a kick in the guts for public schools.'
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