What isn’t the Australian media telling you about Anti-Adani activists?

What isn’t the Australian media telling you about Anti-Adani activists? By Lucas Rosas.

Last week on Friday night left wing extremists shut down central Brisbane and Sydney as part of their protests against the Adani mine. Members of the largest, best-organised and most violent political extremist group in Australia organised events aimed at deliberately shutting down major urban centres and the media didn’t even bother to report who they were or the group they belonged to. …

In Brisbane the organiser and spokesperson was a woman named Catherine Robertson. Here’s how the media described her: Toby Crockford of the The Brisbane Times called her a “Rally Organiser”. Anna Hartley of the ABC called her an “organiser”. Aiden Wondracz of the Daily mail also stuck to the same script, describing Catherine again as an “Organiser”.

Catherine Robertson is not simply an “organiser”. She’s an activist for Socialist Alternative, a Trotskyist extremist group who want to overthrow the Australian government and implement a totalitarian socialist state. The nature of Ms Robertson’s political beliefs and of the group to which she belongs are not hidden secrets tucked away where no journalist can find them. Even the most cursory of research would tell you that Catherine has been a Socialist Alternative member since at least mid 2017. She was a part of a group of extremists at Monash University in Victoria known for their thuggish and disruptive behaviour both in and out of student union meetings. …

The idea that all this freely available information is somehow unavailable to mainstream journalists is laughable. The idea that a rally was held led by Socialist Alternative activists carrying Socialist Alternative branded banners waving red flags of communism while selling the Socialist Alternative newspaper and that members of the Australian fourth estate somehow missed all this is insane. It’s simply not credible. …

The first line of the Socialist Alternative Statement of Principles says: “We are a Revolutionary Marxist organisation”. There isn’t a lot of room for subtlety here. Socialist Alternative are not normal political actors and shouldn’t be considered within the pale of normal political discourse. They are the most radical political extremists active in our society today. They openly declare that their ultimate intention is to overthrow the government and implement a totalitarian socialist state in the mould of the early Soviet Union.

On the other hand, if there a non-left event and even one person there was found to have ever liked anything about any WWII German policies, all we would hear would “Nazi, Nazi, Nazi.”

But international socialism (aka communism)? That’s ok.