An Australian Senator has upset some Aussie socialists.
From the latest Green Left Weekly
“Liberal Senator Gary Humphries has attempted to reignite a 50-year-old political fear of reds under the bed”, reported the Canberra Times on Thursday October 12. The article was referring to an October 10 speech in the Australian Senate, during which Humphries launched an attack on socialist Cuba and Australian supporters of the Cuban Revolution.
Humphries said: “It appears that Castro’s cheer squad in Australia is not limited to the Democratic Socialist Party, or DSP, and its youth wing, Resistance. An article on 26 July this year in the DSP’s newspaper Green Left Weekly reported that a Cuban parliamentarian, Ms Gilda Chacon, was touring Australia with the ‘support of a number of unions, in particular the Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)’.”
Humphries also raised the alarm that the NSW branch of the CFMEU was selling in its offices a book on some of the gains of the Cuban Revolution, and that the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) held its 2005 congress at the NSW CFMEU offices. Humphries concluded: “Indeed, it is not going too far to suggest that the CFMEU is promoting the Cuban dictatorship as preferable to Australia’s liberal democracy …”
New Zeal Good on you Gary. Just wish you knew how bad your local socialists really are.