Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sack Macklin Protest @ Readings, to-nite, 5.30pm, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton

It seems that when one protests and acts collectively, the wins can come in all shapes and sizes - even absences.

I have promoted the following action on The Network.  As you can see, the focus has been very much on Jenny Macklin,  Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in the Gillard Ministry.  Word has now come that Macklin has withdrawn from the event.  My personal experience with Macklin is that she will not respond (other than with tightened lips clamped shut) to discussion or questions regarding The Intervention. Now it seems that she is prepared to withdraw from a widely publicised Melbourne literary event at which the Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective will hold its own parallel event as outlined below.  Please be there as we seek to promote and distribute information on The Intervention and its adverse impact on the Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory.  

Please note, Networkers, the name of the action has now changed to:


Forthcoming protest action
Protest Jenny Macklin @Readings

'Counter Book Launch' Protest
Tuesday, 5.30pm, 30 November 2010

Readings Bookstore, 309 Lygon St, Carlton 

Join Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective as we hold a 'counter book launch' outside Readings Bookstore in Carlton. While Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin will be inside promoting Russell Skelton's book 'King Brown Country', no doubt continuing her lies and deception surrounding the NT Intervention, join people outside who want to stand up for the rights of Aboriginal people. 

MAIC will be launching our new publication
and distributing information that Minister Macklin does not want you to see--
the real testimonies and opinions of Aboriginal people living under the NT Intervention.

Bring your placards and loud voices. 
Demand that the racist 
NT Intervention must stop!

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