Say NO to the politics of fear – Opinion piece for Ciao magazine, November 2014

Alice Mantel, Greens candidate for Drummoyne The apparently reasonable idea of “protecting Australian borders” from boat arrivals conceals a subtle but implicit racism. Amidst the absurdity of Australia needing protection from a few wooden boats with refugees, this slogan uses the threat of strangers, especially dark skinned, and especially Islamic, as the reason behind stopping …

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