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Archive - Apr 1, 2006

Submitted by arie brand on April 1, 2006 - 4:23pm.
Papuan self-determination - historical roots II

"Though about two thirds of the pre-Second World European population of Indonesia was of mixed ancestry, only a minority of those were regarded as true Indo-Europeans. These were in the first place people of whom one of the parents (generally the mother) was fully Indonesian. They were, if they had been officially recognised by their European parent, classified as Europeans. This was not in all respects an advantage. For one thing, they were not allowed to own land, a right that colonial legislation had reserved for truly indigenous Indonesians (land exploiting companies got around this through long term leases)." Arie Brand

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Submitted by admin on April 1, 2006 - 4:09pm.
History can be a pain
History can be a pain
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Submitted by Gus Leonisky on April 1, 2006 - 4:08pm.
History can be a pain
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Submitted by Alison Broinowski on April 1, 2006 - 7:11am.
A fascist Australia?

"Fascism can be defeated by rational argument (that’s why fascists hate intellectuals), by genuine democracy (that’s why they despise civil libertarians), by legal principle (that’s why they criticise independent judges), and by international conventions (that’s why they fulminate about the United Nations). They claim they are defending our way of life, or our civilisation, even while they are undermining its fundamental principles. All civilisations have tried to raise people above fascism, but the fight has to be had over and over again." Alison Broinowski

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