Dr Vacy Vlazna writes to Foreign Minister Carr re Australia’s hypocrisy 16Jan13 January 16, 2013

Dear Minister,

This morning on Radio National you loudly condemned North Korea’s human rights abuses and its gulag system as ‘the greatest affront to human rights on the planet.’

Let me remind you ( you seem to have forgotten) that all of Occupied Palestine is Israel’s gulag system- its prisons incarcerating Palestinian political prisoners, its siege on Gaza, and the  West Bank ghettoed by militarised  checkpoints.

Australia’s  seat on the Security Council is a seat of hypocrisy with its  call for increased sanctions  against North Korea while Australia collaborates in Israel’s impunity to commit human rights abuses daily in Palestine as well as war crimes by its colonial expansion.

Then there are Australia’s own gulags on Manus and Christmas Islands and Nauru in violation of its obligations to the Refugee Convention.

To the international community ( let alone to decent Australians) you and the Australian government look even more contemptible and shameful.  And ridiculous.

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