Governments regularly invoke the “public interest” as the reason for increased police budgets and expanded police powers.
Two Australian political activists, Kerry Browning and Tim Anderson, are fighting separate frame-ups by Australian intelligence’ forces in bizarre prosecutions against them. We know that the bourgeois state does not choose its targets randomly: its targets are activists in struggles considered to be threatening, or they are pretexts for the state to unleash attacks against mass struggles.
“As to my case, I think that there is a wider sort of context of law and order that doesn’t just deal with terrorism or political activism but deals with economic crisis. I think that law and order generally speaking, law and order regimes are bankrupt political responses to broader social, economic and political [issues]…”
Both Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party have been actively supporting Kerry Browning in her campaign against a police harassment and a frame up. This is an edited version of a 23 October 1989 letter sent by Kerry Browning to Radical Women. Dear Radical Women Greetings to the sisters of Melbourne Radical Women. It… Read more »
East Timor, The Hidden War: The Struggle For Justice At Home and Abroad, Australia East Timor Association, Melbourne, (1989), 34 pages
East Timor, The Hidden War features a useful chronology of events, an international list of organisations campaigning for East Timorese Independence, a list of further resources about the struggle and segments at the end of each section on what the reader can do.