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(en) Xborder in Australia

From dr woooo <vornman@excite.com>
Date Sat, 19 Aug 2000 06:40:44 -0400

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> From: "rc-am" <rcollins@netlink.com.au> website: www.antimedia.net/xborder/

Gather on August 26th, 2pm, at the Margibyrnong
Detention Centre...

Because we can let those who are interned know that
they have our support;

Because those who are held behind barbed wire are incarcerated
without charge, without trial, indefinitely, without the ability
to access the courts to review the merit or lenght of
their imprisonment;

Because racism and xenophobia  have underwritten successive
governments' neo-liberal agendas in Australia, through mandatory
sentencing in WA and NT, and the mandatory and non-reviewable
internment of those who arrive seeking asylum without
papers -- none of these laws were in place prior to 1992;

Because governments have tried hard to scapegoat immigrants and
indigeneous peoples for the misery created by neo-liberal
policies  -- they wager that we will either enjoy the spectacle
of their suffering or avert our eyes from their
treatment because 'we' do not identify with 'them';

Because the border control industries such as ACM (Wackenhut
Corp) -- which runs the Maribyrnong Detention Centre --
have been the global beneficiaries of the rush to incarcerate,
both here and in the US;

Because our struggles are as global as capital;

Because as the movements of money and goods were deregulated over
the last decade, the movements of people were restricted,
confined to the global poorhouses that are the 'third world',
denied the right to flee the impoverishment, environmental
devastation and repression wrought by IMF/World
Bank-sponsored 'development';

Because the constant threat of capital flight, the relocation of
industries offshore, and the demand that we accept power wages
and an erosion of working conditions, requires a system f border
controls that makes it possible for capital to flee to the global
poorhouses where wages are kept low by overt repression
and impoverishment;

Because the disparities between the 'third world' and
the 'first' are enforced at the border;

Because no one is illegal;

Because there comes a time when symbolic statements
deploring racism and xenophobia might make us feel better but
accomplish nothing;

Courage against the internment camps!

email: xborder@yahoo.com.au
website: www.antimedia.net/xborder/

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