A little over a month ago a rally organised by the “Stand Together Against Racism” group assembled outside the Department of Immigration in Lonsdale Street protesting against the Australian government’s “racist” closure of the borders with China to try and limit the early spread of the Coronavirus.
In their words closing the border and sending people to short term quarantine on Christmas island was a racist assault on “Chinese communities and Asian looking persons”.
So who are “Stand Together Against Racism”? The only contact number on their social media page is that of Jasmine Ali, who has also served as the spokeswoman for most of their events since the group was founded in late 2018. Who is Jasmine Ali? Jasmine is an organiser, activist and theoretician for the Marxist extremist group “Solidarity”. Solidarity is a revolutionary Trotskyist organisation. While not as large or as prominent as their cousins in Socialist Alternative they come from the same “Cliffite” school of Trotskyist thought.
Jasmine has been a member of this group since at least 2009. She has written articles for their website and magazine on a wide variety of subjects including: what Marx would have thought about Climate Change, the need for open borders and multiculturalism to destroy the Australian nation, how the racist Kevin Rudd enforced Australia’s neo-colonial mastery over Papua New Guinea, how feminism in the 60s and 70s was racist, how Marxism will fix global warming and how the history of the Australian union movement is one of White Supremacy.
Jasmine also gave a 30-minute speech at Solidarity’s annual “Keep Left” conference in 2015, organised the violent attacks against the speaking event of visiting Dutch MP Geert Wilders and was featured favourably on the ABC’s 7.30 report declaring that Wilders had no right to free speech.
In other words, she’s a revolutionary Marxist. She wants to overthrow the government and implement a totalitarian socialist state. Jasmine apparently wasn’t present at the rally demanding that Australia open it’s borders to new diverse and vibrant microbes, but plenty of her extremist comrades were. Fellow “Solidarity” organiser Chris Breen, a lead member of both “Teachers for Refugees” and the “Refugee Action Collective” and a Trotskyist activist since the 90s was standing with the speakers. One of those speakers was Socialist Alliance member and former WA Senate candidate Farida Iqbal. Also prominent in the small crowd was “Solidarity” activist Wong Guan Jie waving a placard with the “Solidarity” logo on it.
In fact aside from a few token speakers seemingly the only people present who didn’t have any open connection to a Marxist or Anarchist group were the batsh*t crazy members of the “Anticolonial Asian Alliance” a small group of mostly gay asian uni students determined to prove they have a right to live in Australia by delegitimising the the claims of the people who built it. The “Anticolonial Asian Alliance” contingent was led by Carol Que, a lecturer at the University of Melbourne who teaches media studies to future journalists while completing her PHD in “Anticolonialism”.
So a rally was held declaring that Australia has no right to close its borders to potential disease carriers because racism. The rally was organised by a group that wants to overthrow the government and implement a totalitarian state in conjunction with another group that believes ethnic minorities should be organised to join together with radical aborigines to destroy the “illegitimate” Anglo-celtic Australia.
Remember this next time some more mainstream lefty tries to tell you that you can’t call a Coronavirus variant from China a Chinese Coronavirus. These are the sort of people who started that narrative, and their motivations for doing so are crystal clear.
Also remember that this obvious Marxist front group “Stand together against Racism” which rallied against efforts to stop Coronavirus has in the past had their events endorsed by The Australian Greens, Victorian Trades Hall Council, Amnesty International Australia, the Islamic Council of Victoria, the Melbourne Catholic Migrant and refugee office, Labor for Refugees, the Australian Education Union, The Rail Tram and Bus Union and (of course) the National Tertiary Education Union.
And of course, no Australian journalist has even bothered to investigate this fact. Maybe if any of the myopic members of our fourth estate have more time on their hands now they’re working from home they could try investigating the people who seemed to be actively cheering on the Coronavirus that has now confined them there.