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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 
to compete. 

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 


Mandatory jailing 'masks black genocide'


  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
  non-Aboriginal rates. 

  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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music and anti-racism and was first in line in calling for a 
sports boycott of Burma for the Sydney 2000 Olympic 

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