Friday, July 13, 2007

Solidarity with the International Day of Action

Struggle Comrades:

My previous post details a Mass Rally for Aboriginal rights on July 14 (Saturday). The organizers are asking folks all over, and those of us outside of occupied Australia, to show support. Please do so immediately.

Copy and paste the following letter and email to addresses below:

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Dear Prime Minister John Howard and Minister of Tourism Ian MacFarlane:

I am writing to inform you that I endorse the International Day of Action (July 14) and I am participating in a boycott by foreign tourists against Australia.

The tourist boycott is in response to Prime Minister Howard's recently adopted plan to institute what I consider draconian measures against Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. In particular, I am protesting the intention to institute compulsory medical examinations of Aboriginal children.

I consider the overal effect of Prime Minister Howard's stated plan to be racist, immoral, and illegal in terms of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

I have no wish to make this boycott last any longer than necessary. But I will continue to participate as long as the policies above remain in force.

Sincerely,
[signed]


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The earlier email we found for Prime Minister John Howard is defective. Please fill letter into his comments box. Go to the Prime Minister of Australia page and copy and paste letter there.

Minister of Tourism Ian Macfarlane: Ian.Macfarlane.MP@aph.gov.au

Australian Mission to the UN: un.geneva@dfat.gov.au

Please don't forget to holla back here and tell us that you have sent the letter.

ONWARD!

#################UPDATE (11:38pm PT)

So below is the message you get when you post to Howard's page. I gave him my address and await a reply. ;0)
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Thank you for your message to the Prime Minister.

Below is a copy of your comments to the Prime Minister for your records.

If you have supplied a postal address, a reply may be sent to you via Australia Post. Your message may also be forwarded to other Federal Ministers for their consideration.

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply to this email as this address is not monitored. If you have any problems with this service please contact the Web Administrator through the site feedback service at www.pm.gov.au/feedback/
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8 comments:

Jubin George said...

Hi Ridwan,

Have posted the message in the PM's site, and have mailed to the tourism minister and the Australian mission to the UN. Now, I'm waiting for them to reply :) I have mailed the message to everyone in my mailing list too. Let's see how many of them will react.

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I emailed the toursist minister, UN and let message on Prime Ministers site. I also forwarded your email my people. so now lets see what happens.
Thanks for all of your hard work in pulling this together.
K

Rose said...

Posted!

Laurie Reyman said...

Done and sending it out. Will snail mail too.

Ridwan said...

thanks Laurie. Be well hey.

Ridwan

Ridwan said...

And thanks to Jubin George, K, Rose, Nat, Angela, Meggin ... we are few but we do not stand for nothing ...

End the Genocide of Aboriginals!

Ridwan

Chelsea said...

Sent it to the names listed and am forwarding message on to my address book. Thanks for making this happen!

Ridwan said...

Thanks Chelsea. Be well.

Ridwan