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Tandberg on the heart of Australian politics

Background: There has been some brouhaha over the past week in Australian politics over the fact that Labor and Federal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd had a minor heart operation 17 years ago.

Here is cartoonist Tandberg in The Age:

Key events in John Howard’s heartless politics: Tampa and the “children overboard” deception; the placement of asylum-seekers and children in detention; the Siev X disaster in which 353 asylum-seekers perished; participation in the illegal and immoral 2003 Invasion of Iraq; the Redfern Riots, Macquarie Fields Riots and Cronulla Riots; and the military intervention into Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.

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This entry was posted on 24 September, 2007 by in Australia, Cartoonists, Indigenous peoples, Politics, Racism, Refugees and tagged , , , .

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"


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