5551RE: [GreenLeft_discussion] Enjoying Latham
- Apr 1, 2004I hope this is just Peter Boyle being a larrikin, and not the opinion of his
The crimes of the Labor party against the anti-war movement are
extraordinary, especially in NSW. They have tried to destroy us with every
trick in their arsenal.
As far as I know the Labor party has supported pretty much every war there
has ever been, and is likely to continue to do so.
I have NOT been putting in the hard work to build an anti-war movement just
to hand it over to the people trying to smash us.
From: Peter Boyle [mailto:peterb@...]
Sent: Friday, 2 April 2004 2:13 PM
To: GL list
Subject: [GreenLeft_discussion] Enjoying Latham
I have enjoyed Mark Latham's war of words with Howard around bringing
Australian troops out of Iraq, especially the exchange below (from
Hansard) on Wednesday March 31.
Further, Socialist Alliance comrades in the Stop The War Coalition were
quick to help get out a statement welcoming Latham's championing of
"troops out" since March 23 (though we are told "immediate withdrawal"
was the shadow cabinet's policy since 12 months ago). Socialist Alliance
also welcomed Latham's promise. Both statements are on the list.
Latham's stand is a great oening for the anti-war movement here, as as
doers and no just gasbaggers, Socialist Alliance comrades and other
anti-war activists are moving fast to act on this opening. I outlined
the orientation I thought that the anti-war movement should take on this
list, the day after Latham's interview with Carlton (and included the
I'll add another line to that. IMO, the June 30 anti-war rallies should
invite Latham to speak on their platforms on the theme of bringing the
I am also enjoying Latham's "Aussie larrikin style" (and try to imitate
it when taunting Bob Gould on the list -- just for fun).
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