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Burma Out!! Syd 2000 and the medi
Subject: Burma Out!! Syd 2000 and the media
Sydney 2000 : The host nation
It is the IOC, the USA, Canada and the host nation
whose position is "untenable" on drugs, not individuals.
One law for all?
Generally we don't sent you repeat Emails at Sport BBC
but we feel that this is your chance to "get stuck in" to
those that so far have "escaped tyour notice"
Twickenham (home of rugby) !
We are all so proud our Drug Czars?
The drug farce in the UK
The captain of the England rugby squad has
today been delionized and ruined because he
admitted when young he had been "a drug dealer".
Yet the farce continues and the IOC (Geneva) and
the Australian government can be alllowed by the
international media and the rest of the jolly good
sports "mob" to invite their local drug dealer who
provides the Aus streets with 86% of its heroin, to
the international community's Olympic party.
Sydney 2000? "It's not only a racket" and now
unacceptable to those thousands of people who
continue to suffer the wastenesses of death and
injury from the lack of proper policies and
government agency corruption on the hard
drug trade. But also, every time you accept
this "news" garbage from such as the News of
the World and the Telegraph, you, the media
are also now condoning a policy of injurious
farce and hypocritical nonsense
Why slay a rugby captain who laid an once
or two on a friend when you should be targeting
Geneva, Sydney, BBC Sport and Rangoon?
And all those that allow such drug trade regimes
The IOC Does Not hold the copyright on any
"Olympic spirit". Only the international community
holds that right.
And that's why the media should begin to fight,
instead of auto-grasping such a spinning load of
THE HOST NATION?
Mandatory jailing 'masks black genocide'
By MATTHEW ABRAHAM
MANDATORY sentencing laws could be masking a "hidden genocidal
intent" given new research showing rising Aboriginal imprisonment
rates across Australia, NSW magistrate Pat O'Shane has warned.
Ms O'Shane, an outspoken advocate of Aboriginal rights, said
despite evidence Aborigines were no more "criminal" than the rest
of the population, the latest figures showed Aboriginal
imprisonment had continued to increase since the 1991 royal
commission findings into Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Delivering the Elliott Johnston tribute address at Adelaide's Flinders
University last night, Ms O'Shane said that as research showed
harsher penalties had little if any effect on crime rates, it was
difficult to avoid the view the Northern Territory's mandatory
sentencing laws were "targetted specifically at Aborigines".
"If we accept the findings of the royal commission that the major
cause of Aboriginal deaths in custody is the fact that they are in
custody too often, we might permit ourselves to wonder aloud
whether there might even be a hidden genocidal intent in the
Northern Territory's mandatory sentencing laws," Ms O'Shane said.
Ms O'Shane said while the royal commission found Aborigines were
10 times more likely than non-Aboriginal people to be in prison, an
examination of the types of offences of conviction or charge
showed "Aborigines are no more criminal than are non-Aboriginal
She said research by the University of Sydney and the Australian
National University for a new book indicated imprisonment rates for
all Australians had risen, but those for Aborigines had outstripped
The 1995 National Prison Census showed 17.1 per cent of all
prisoners were Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, when they
made up only 1.3 per cent of the population.
In 1986, Aborigines made up 14.6 per cent of all prisoners and
1.46 per cent of the total population.
"Increased imprisonment rates, far from being signifiers that
Aborigines have become more criminal in the recent past, rather
indicate abject failure by governments," she said.
Ms O'Shane also criticised cases of "passive pin-pricking racism",
such as mandatory sentencing and the common practice of serving
released Aboriginal prisoners with warrants for previous offences.
Follow the appreciations of the Shan Democratic Union,
film maker John Pilger, HH the Dalai Lama, The Free Burma
Coalition, Dennis Skinner MP, Tony Benn MP, parliamentarians,
Socialist Workers' Party, JPR Williams, sportspersons, Hendrix
bassist Noel Redding, Abdullah Ibrahim, musicians, All
Burma Students Democratic Organization and numerous others.
Support a REAL war on drugs : Sydney 2000 : Burma Out!
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sports boycott of Burma for the Sydney 2000 Olympic
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