No Crime to seek asylum - Irish migrant view of the Australian debate

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Aug 20 2013 13:21
No Crime to seek asylum - Irish migrant view of the Australian debate

An Irish anarchist living in Melbourne, Australia gives his perspective on the 'asylum seeker' debate there leading up to the forthcoming elections. He argues Irish workers should be standing in solidarity with the most marginalised and dispossesed in our society. In the words of one Aboriginal activist; ' “As people who know what it’s like to be invaded by boat people we are in a better position to judge how the current boat people should be treated. Where the original boat people who took our country were armed to the teeth and bent on conquest, asylum seekers in 2012 are unarmed and seeking sanctuary."

Link: http://www.wsm.ie/c/asylum-irish-migrant-view-australian-debate