Subject: Launch of One Nation at Dandenong
I am the "young man" who was standing on the "podium" (a milk
crate) who was repeatedly asking people to "get active", at the
Dandenong protest of One Nation. I am a member of Resistance from
Sydney, one of the many Resistance activists in Melbourne at the time
for our national conference held between 4 - 6 July.
I am quite perplexed at how you can draw from my urging to ordinary
people to get active against racist ideas, that i was inciting people to
get more angry?!? Didn't i also say that the only way to defeat racism
was to help build an anti-racism movement and that this was what i meant
by "get active"!?! If you want a photo of me, it's on page 4 (or 6) of
the July 16 issue of Green Left Weekly - the rat bag with the beanie on.
This "news"site is so obviously a pro Hanson propaganda site; you could
be more effective in manufacturing consent for racist ideas like
Pauline's if you weren't so blatant about it! (not that i want to
Just a point on violence at one nation meetings. I wouldn't be surprised
if NOT ONE Hanson supporter cares that reports of racially motivated
violent attacks on Asians & migrants recorded by the Human Rights
Commision has doubled since Hanson's maiden speech. Yet the newspaper
headlines scream "DISGRACEFUL!" when *one* person is hurt.
Now let me be clear. Resistance does not support those who say
anti-racists should call for Hanson's meeting to be closed down -
peacefully or violently. (we certainly don't believe in violence). We
don't want racist views to go *back* underground, where they have been
the whole time through such glorious periods of Australian history such
as the White Australia Policy (founded by the ALP), or the "Stolen
Generations" (which Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Senator Jon Herron
apologised for by saying some Aboriginal children benefited from being
stolen - akin to saying the Jews benefited form the Holocaust).
No, we want them out in the open where we will defeat them openly once
and for all. Calling for people to build an anti-racist movement where
50,000 people - not 5000 - will turn up to One Nation meetings to show
who really is in the majority, is the best answer. You can do nothing
against this strategy except continuing media propaganda like this site
which will only slow it down.
See you on the street.
from - just an activist.