Genocide-Complicit Apartheid Australia Jails Refugees
Fleeing Afghan Genocide And Tamil Genocide
By Dr Gideon Polya
11 April, 2010
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the shocking Sharpeville Massacre in Apartheid South Africa which occurred on 21 March 1960. South African police opened fire on a crowd of 20,000 Africans at Sharpeville, near Johannesburg , killing 69 people and wounding 180 . The crowd was protesting the race-based Apartheid Pass Laws that confined the non-European Subjects of the White Minority Régime to particular areas and most notoriously, to impoverished Bantustans . The Sharpeville Massacre led to international revulsion, increased militancy by the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), and UN Security Council resolution 134 (that demanded an end to racial discrimination and Apartheid and condemned Apartheid as a threat to international peace and security; France and the UK abstained) Since 1994, 21 March has been commemorated as Human Rights Day in South Africa (see “Sharpeville Massacre”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpeville_massacre ).
Half a century ago indignant humanity united against the evil of violent Apartheid with the notable exceptions of the US, UK, France, Apartheid Israel (involved in genocide of the Indigenous Palestinian People) and Apartheid Australia (which denied its Indigenous Australians equal rights or voting rights and actually listed them under the Flora and Fauna Act). Genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel went to the extreme length of helping Apartheid South Africa develop nuclear weapons to defend it against what sane, normal , decent people regard as a good, namely equal rights.
However today, half a century on, racist Zionist-beholden US , UK , France and Apartheid Australia , together with some other war criminal countries, are involved in an Afghan Holocaust and an Afghan Genocide (as defined by the UN Genocide Convention). Like the Africans, Indians, Chinese and other non-Europeans of Apartheid South Africa, the non-European Indigenous Inhabitants of Occupied Afghanistan (and of Occupied Somalia, Occupied Haiti, Occupied Palestine, Occupied Diego Garcia, Occupied Syria and Occupied Iraq) are violently and abusively ruled by Europeans and are prohibited by latter-day race-based Pass Laws (for visas and passports) from entering the Ruler Territories without permission.
As of mid-December 2009 it is estimated from the latest UN Population Division data that in Occupied Afghanistan post-invasion non-violent excess deaths total 3.4 million; post-invasion violent deaths total 1.1 million (assuming expert US-Australian advice that the level of violence has been 4 times lower in the Afghan War than in the Iraq War); post-invasion violent and non-violent avoidable deaths total 4.5 million; and post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 2.4 million (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violence of the Geneva Convention – Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War demand that an Occupier must supply life-sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available to it” (see: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/y4gcpcp.htm ) but according to the WHO (see: http://www.who.int/countries/en/ ) the “total annual expenditure on health per capita” permitted in Occupied Afghanistan is $29 as compared to $6,714 in Occupier US and $3,122 in Occupier racist, white Apartheid Australia (see WHO: http://www.who.int/countries/en/ ).
There are 3-4 million Afghan refugees plus a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan by the obscene war policies of war criminal Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Obama – this carnage involving 4.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess Afghan deaths constitutes an Afghan Holocaust and an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ).
Australia has become an Apartheid state because it has passed race-based legislation deliberately and specifically excluding Northern Territory Indigenous Australians (Aboriginals, Aborigines) from the protection of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. The Australian Labor Party (aka the Apartheid Labor Party) while in Opposition supported the then Liberal-National Party Coalition Government's race-based legislation that removed Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous Australians from the protection of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act.
Under this appalling race-based legislation NT Indigenous Australians are forbidden to see, read, buy, transport, sell or consume things that all other Australians can; their welfare monies are seized and controlled by the Government (the Apartheid Labor Government now wants to make this nation-wide without specification of Aborigines but this will simply mean, as with the White Australian Policy, that non-Whites will be targetted nation-wide without the racist Labor Government actually saying so); and NT Indigenous Australians can be expelled from their homes, communities and sacred Lands on the say so of White officials with no legal recourse. Additional new laws will mean that nearly all school instruction to NT Indigenous Australians will be conducted in a foreign language (English) – this amounting to deliberate ethnocide.
Several years ago the National Indigenous Times devoted a whole issue to the appalling circumstances of Indigenous Australians including an article by me about the appalling medical circumstances and entitled "Body Count. The Awful Truth" (see: http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=11552 ) .
In short, the annual death rate is 2.2% for Indigenous Australians, and 2.4% for Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory - as compared to 0.4% (what it should be), 0.9% for Indians, 1.0% for non-Arab Africans, 2.5% for Sheep in Australian paddocks, 4.0% for Poles in the Polish Holocaust under the Nazis in WW2 and 7% (for under-5 year old infants in Australia-occupied Afghanistan).
The de facto and de jure Apartheid realities in Apartheid Australia extend to other White Australian Subjects, to non-European minorities within Australia and to Australian Subjects overseas.
Thus Apartheid Australia firmly supports Apartheid Israel . Apartheid Australia supported Apartheid Israel when it was bombing 25,000 Australian citizens in Lebanon in 2006, and when it was massacring 1,400 Gazans in 2008-2009 in retaliation for zero Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in 2008. Apartheid Australia refused to support the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights (a decision recently reversed by the spin-driven Apartheid Labor Government); declared Hamas, democratically elected in 2006 with an overwhelming 76 out of 132 seats majority, to be “terrorists”; and withdrew from the UN Anti-racism Conference because it feared that Apartheid Israel – the world's only surviving race-based Apartheid state – would come in for criticism. Apartheid Australia makes donations towards the Palestinian Genocide tax deductible – whereas donations to hospitals or orphanages in Israeli-blockaded Gaza potentially attract life imprisonment under Apartheid Australia's Arab-, Asian- , African- and Muslim-directed Anti-Terrorism Laws (see “Anti-terrorism Act 2005”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Terrorism_Act_2005 ). .
Now it has been revealed that Apartheid Israel violated Australian “border protection” and sovereignty by using forged Australian passports to commit a terrorist act in Dubai (the murder of a Palestinian official) – indeed it has been further revealed by a former Israeli spy that this abuse of Australian sovereignty has been happening “regularly”. The Apartheid Israel-supporting Apartheid Australian Government responded with displeasure but the Foreign Minister Stephen Smith quickly assured the Zionists of its loyal support. Further, shortly after this scandal broke, the Apartheid Australian Government signed a $349 million defence deal with Apartheid Israel, putting this genocidal, nuclear terrorist rogue state at the heart of Australia's defence (see “Pro-Zionist, Islamophobic Apartheid Australia signs $349 million "defence" deal with Apartheid Israel”: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article19627 ).
The genocidal, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, racist Zionists have progressively taken over America since the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Apartheid Israel in circa 1967. After the Israelis killed 34 defenceless American sailors and wounded 171 on the USS Liberty in 1967 (a crime of a similar magnitude to the Sharpeville Massacre in terms of casualties), successive US Administrations have done nothing to punish the perpetrators. A similar combination of lies, blackmail and bribery – including the use of the proceeds of crime to support the Australian Labor Party - has enabled the genocidal, anti-Semitic racist Zionists (RZs) to have a dominant influence in Apartheid Australia and the conversion of an anti-war, anti-racism, pro-environment Australian Labor Party (ALP) to a pro-war, pro-racism, anti-environment Apartheid Israel-supporting Labor Party, an Apartheid Labor Party.
The anti-war and anti-racism positions of the Australian Labor Party of circa 1970 that led it to oppose the war in Indo-China (13 million excess Indigenous Asian deaths, about 1.5 million refugees with 1.3 million finding haven in European countries, notably the US, Australia, Canada and the EU) and to adopt the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act prohibiting any federal discrimination on the basis of race (including the notorious White Australia Policy that banned Asians from migrating to Australia) . However the current Apartheid Labor Government is involved in the Iraq War and the Afghan War (despite a majority if Australians opposing these genocidal obscenities) and it supported and currently enforces race-based exclusion of Northern Territory Indigenous Australians from the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act.
Now the Apartheid Labor Government has extended this exclusion of its Subjects from the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act to include not just Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory but also Afghan refugees fleeing the Australia-complicit Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion excess deaths 4.5 million, refugees 3-4 million plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees; Australia has 1,500 troops there and spends over $1 billion annually protecting the US-restored Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry that is now 93% of the global illicit opiate industry which kills an estimated 100,000 people annually, this including 12,000 Americans and 400 Australians). For details of the Afghan Genocide see “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ; “Afghanistan Genocide Essays”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanistangenocideessays/ ; and “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ . In particular see Professor Ali Khan (professor of law at the Washburn University School of Law, Topeka , Kansas , USA ), “NATO genocide in Afghanistan ”, Information Clearing House, 30 January 2008: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19235.htm ..
To make it even worse, the Apartheid Labor Government has also extended this exclusion of its Subjects from the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act to include Tamil refugees fleeing the Australia-complicit the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka ( scores of thousands of Tamils killed in civilian-targeting Sri Lankan military operations; scores of thousands of Tamil deaths due to deprivation; 300,000 Tamils denied human rights and currently imprisoned in highly abusive concentration camps; pro-war criminal Apartheid Australia assisted the Sri Lankan Tamil Genocide by propaganda, Business As Usual (BAU) dealings with Sri Lanka and by criminalizing financial support for Tamils) . For details of the Tamil Genocide see the writings of eminent US expert in International Law Professor Francis Boyle, notably “The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka . The global failure to protect Tamil Rights under International law” by Francis Boyle, Clarity Press: http://www.claritypress.com/Boyle-Tamil.html .
The Labor Government has reversed its election pledge to process refugees arrivals quickly – now Tamil and Afghan refugees, including pregnant women and women with children, will be imprisoned without trial for at least 3 months and 6 months , respectively, before their claims are even considered. Immigration Minister Senator Chris Evans: ''People aren't being denied their right to seek asylum, but it's been suspended. It's humane because people will still have access to consideration of their refugee status, they will still be treated with dignity and treated as human beings'' [but incarcerated without trial in a concentration camp on a remote Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean] (see: http://www.theage.com.au/national/rudd-backflip-slams-asylum-seeker-door-20100409-rys7.html ).
Australian Human Rights Commission president Cathy Branson, QC: “[indefinite detention of asylum seekers] including families and children already in distress''.
Refugee lawyer David Manne: “It appears to be a fundamental betrayal of the government's own detention reforms, which promised a prohibition on arbitrary and inhumane detention.”
Bassina Farbenblum, director of the University of the New South Wales migrant and refugee rights project: ''Australia will be violating its international obligations to detain people for the minimum necessary period, and honestly it's morally abhorrent'' (see: http://www.theage.com.au/national/rudd-backflip-slams-asylum-seeker-door-20100409-rys7.html ).
Ramesh Fernandez, CEO of refugee support group, Refugee Survivors and Ex-Detainees: “ Australia recognises that there is terrorism in Afghanistan , that is why Australia is sending troops there. They should recognise that people are leaving the country because there is still war and terrorism going on…In Sri Lanka, since the war was finished, the Tamils were put in camps where they looked after by the Sinhalese military and they get beaten and families are forcibly separated.” (see: http://www.theage.com.au/world/australia-whitewashing-security-situations-20100410-rzga.html ).
The spin-driven Australia Labor Government declares that it has made this decision because of an asserted “improvement” in the security situation in both countries, something that is not supported by UNHCR nor by Tamil and Afghan groups in Australia . The reality is that “border protection” was made a major political issue in politically correct racist (PC racist) White Australia by the extreme right wing Liberal-National Party Coalition from 2001 onwards to pander to the even further right wing, anti-Asian First Nation Party. This current decision is a way of turning down the temperature of this issue in an election year.
The reality is that only several thousand refugees make it to Australia in boats each year (currently mostly from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka ). In relation to the people involved in finding safe haven for desperate refugees, the so-called “people smugglers”, the current Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has declared: “People smugglers are engaged in the world's most evil trade and they should all rot in jail because they represent the absolute scum of the earth. People smugglers are the vilest form of human life. They trade on the tragedy of others and that's why they should rot in jail and in my own view, rot in hell. We see this lowest form of human life at work in what we saw on the high seas yesterday. That's why this Government maintains its hardline, tough, targeted approach to maintaining border protection for Australia ” (see ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/17/2545748.htm ).
Australia has been diplomatically and financially involved in the Palestinian Genocide and has been militarily involved in all post-1950 US Asian Wars - wars that have been associated, so far, with 25 million Indigenous Asian excess deaths, and the generation of about 1.5 million Vietnamese refugees and 20 million Muslim refugees, the Muslim refugee breakdown being 7 million Palestinians (c/- the Zionazi racist Zionists), 5-6 million Iraqi refugees, 3-4 million Afghan refugees and a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan by the evil Obama war policies.
Remember what these people are fleeing. Thus the “annual death rate” is 7% for under-5 year old infants in Occupied Afghanistan as compared to 4% for Poles in Nazi-occupied Poland, 5% for French Jews in Nazi-occupied France, 13% for Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in WW2 and 19% for French Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe (see Polish Holocaust (1939-1945) & Afghan Holocaust (2001-) ”: http://gpolya.polls.newsvine.com/_news/2009/09/02/3218030-polish-holocaust-1939-1945-afghan-holocaust-2001-?groupId=1191 ).
If the “people smugglers” trying to find safe haven for desperate refugees fleeing Australia-complicit genocide are, in the words of pro-war Australian PM Rudd, “the absolute scum of the earth”, how then do we describe the racist Zionists (RZs) and other US Alliance war criminals involved in creating 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place?
About 50% of Australian voters are decent, anti-war, anti-racism humanitarians. However the election of the pro-war Labor Government in 2007 had the effect of making 90% of Australians complicit in US Alliance war crimes, including the horrendous passive murder of Occupied Afghan infants (about 0.3 million die avoidably each year due to US Alliance war crimes). Australia has a compulsory preferential voting system in which the preference for all candidates must be numerically registered for a proper vote. This means that if no candidate for a seat gains over 50% of the vote, preferences are successively allocated to find the eventual winner. Decent Australians have no choice but to vote number one for the Australian Greens and to Put Labor Last. Indeed the acronym APPALL summarizes the moral imperative: Australian People Put Apartheid Labor Last.
What can decent, anti-racist people in general do in the face of worsening Apartheid Australia racism, climate criminality, war criminality and other gross human rights abuses? Decent people must (a) inform everyone they can and (b) urge Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid Australia as were successfully applied to Apartheid South Africa and are increasingly being applied to Australia 's friend, genocidal, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel .
Dr Gideon Polya currently teaches science students at a major Australian university. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has recently published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contribution “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ). He has just published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/ bengalfamine_programme.html ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .