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16873Re: `Left-wing' Laurie Ferguson's betrayal of Nauru detainees

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  • glparramatta
    Apr 23, 2005
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      --- In GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "glparramatta"
      <glparramatta@g...> wrote:
      > but why should I know about this campaign within the
      > ALP? It's the first time you've reported on it here that I can
      > remember. And I have looked in vain for evidence of it on your
      > website, or much else about your struggles within the ALP to build a
      > genuine socialist pole (as opposed to every twist and turn of your
      > ongoing debates with the DSP).
      > I think it is terrific that such a struggle is taking place. But why
      > keep it so well hidden? Go public! Keep us in the loop. Tell us about
      > this campaign's successes on the list more often. Write an article or
      > letter about it for Green Left Weekly. Tell us when actions or forums
      > are being organised and we'll help publicise them. We are happy to
      > cooperate with those who prepared to build a genuine uncompromising
      > fighting left in the ALP.
      > Norm

      Further to this, since posting the above I have searched the web in
      vain for any evidence of this ``vigorous'' campaign by Labor for
      Refugees and others within the ALP against the sell-out Labor ``left''
      Ferguson. I've heard some ISO comrades say 100 motions have been
      passed. When were they passed, where have they gone to and where have
      they been debated. What are the plans after these motions have been
      discussed, passed or rejected?

      Labor for Refugees' web site comes to a screaming halt in February
      2004 with this:

      ``Labor for Refugees: where to now? 01 February, 2004

      ``Following the close defeat of the Labor for Refugees amendment at
      the ALP's National Conference, supporters are invited to put forward
      ideas on the path ahead.''

      Nobody posted any ideas and the site has lay dorment ever since.

      Please Bob, give us more details of this camapign and just how much
      life there is to it.
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