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Nicola Roxon on anarchists

Last night on Q&A, Nicola Roxon (current Federal Attorney General) made this bizarre comment, in the context of government spooks intimidating questioning anti-coal protestors.

NICOLA ROXON:

“…Peaceful protest is one thing. Sometimes peaceful protests can break the law. But there is also a lot of industrial sabotage which gets to a point where it is the commission of quite a serious crime. So there might be people who were involved in that. I would expect that the contact, if there was any of that behaviour, would be police, both State and Federal, rather than ASIO. Unfortunately we see a growing number of [links] across some groups who are anarchists, others who meld into some religion sometimes and intent with committing a terrorist offence that might link in with other protest groups. You do see a bit of merging. There are a lot of people involved individually and intend to cause no harm and would have no reason to fear that ASIO was in any way monitoring what they were doing.”

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  1. Dear Nicola,

    Re your comments on Q&A the other day to the effect that ‘Unfortunately we see a growing number of [links] across some groups who are anarchists, others who meld into some religion sometimes and intent with committing a terrorist offence that might link in with other protest groups’.

    Tell me if I’m wrong, but as I understand it you’re the Federal Attorney General for a political hierarchy that was established historically through wholesale theft and murder, a political hierarchy that perpetuates the autocratic economic relationships that characterise class society through institutionalised coercion in the form of enforcers in blue of James Madison’s dictum that the primary function of government should be ‘to protect the minority of the opulent from the majority,’ and a political hierarchy responsible for perpetuating criminal wars of aggression in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan utilising the same principle of pre-emption that Hitler used to start the Second World War to secure oil reserves in the name of defending democracy.

    That being the case, what’s not ironic about you accusing anyone else of being associated with terrorism?

    Yours sincerely,

    Sabastian Ocat
    Your friendly local anarchist

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