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Previous Green Left Weekly protests in support of David Hicks made two central demands: free David Hicks and close Guantanamo Bay.

But that was before Hicks received his teensy nine-month sentence, to be served in Australia. Green Left Weekly has since decided on a change of plan:

National protests for David Hicks on April 21 will now proceed with a new focus — free David Hicks, close Guantanamo Bay …

Posted by Tim B. on 04/02/2007 at 12:47 PM
    1. Maybe if we built this giant wooden badger…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 02 at 01:31 PM • permalink


    1. It is fairly clear that Hicks is not a terrorist. Like Jack Thomas, and other Australians, he attended one of the Muslim training camps of that period. Attending these camps does not mean that you become a terrorist.

      Can you imagine hanging out at the Aryan Nations compound for a few weeks, and the Green Left Weekly insisting this doesn’t mean you’re a neo-Nazi?

      Posted by Damian P. on 2007 04 02 at 03:48 PM • permalink


    1. Since the agendas of the Left and the neonazis have been converging for the last five years or more, the question is whether they would really mind?

      Posted by Blue Hen on 2007 04 02 at 03:53 PM • permalink


    1. Looks like a duck.
      Walks like a duck.
      Talks like a duck.
      Wants all the Jews and infidels dead, and the Caliphate to rule over all of it’s historical lands.

      Definitely a duck.

      Posted by CB on 2007 04 02 at 04:26 PM • permalink


    1. These idiots support the enemies of the west, even if the goals of those enemies are mutually exclusive with their own progressive agenda (how do they think gays would fare under islamist domination).

      Furthermore they are active supporters of tyranny and opression across the border in communist cuba. The message? Its okay to torture, murder and oppress if you’re a communist. Disgusting.

      Posted by niobium2000 on 2007 04 02 at 04:42 PM • permalink


    1. Grand Opening! Coming Soon to Australia!

      “Hicks Family Resturants”

      Come and experience the new Hicks Family Resturants starting here in Australia soon and dine like terrorist do.

      Fun for all the family, and a great meal for all to enjoy!

      Try our delicious 1000 cal, 2000 cal, or 3000 calorie meals! It’s a good price!

      Book now, and you’ll receive a free pair of Orange overalls for each family memember to eat in and if you book today, you’ll receive the special “Dave cell” table to eat and enjoy the authentic experience of eating like a terrorist!

      Hicks Resturants are fun for all the family, our covered meat waitresses are ready to take your order today!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 04 02 at 06:19 PM • permalink


    1. It’s astonishing how completely the Hicks story has evaporated since his (effective) release.  Given the huge public support for him which the Age was always telling us about, I expected at least some spontaneous expressions of delight, elation, triumph, whatever.  Where did all that passion go in 24 hours?  Apart from a few perfunctory attempts in the Fairfax op-ed pages to paint Hicks’ shoplifting sentence as yet another of Howard’s cunning crimes.  The Left are like nothing so much as a baby that screams for a toy only because it doesn’t have it, and the moment it gets it, throws it back over the side of the cot.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 02 at 06:23 PM • permalink


    1. It’s awfully nice of Green Left Weekly to agree to house all of the Gitmo terrorists misunderstood folk.  I’m glad they won’t mind sharing living quarters, though the women better get their burkhas quick.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 04 02 at 06:32 PM • permalink


    1. What hasn’t evaporated is the mindless, lazy thinking of middle Australia, who, like those in the US, want to assimilate Hicks into their naivety and ‘I care’ moral vanity, but ignore all the serious issues behind Jihad.
      They are like the 1930s pacifists and anarchist elites, who scorned Churchill’s warnings as they imagined their safe life did not need any defending.
      So many looked at evil and saw nothing.  No wonder Hicks is now their hero.

      Both the left and extreme left are again posing as pacifists, even if it means cuddling up to the most obscene dictators on earth like Mugabe, Chavez, Castro, Iran, and most of the Arabs who tacitly support Jihad in Israel, but not in their own country.
      Most of their Iraq analysis is really nostalgia for Saddam and anti-democracy.

      The hypocrisy and blindness of the intelligent left has never been more blatant, and it is very widespread, as the polls show.

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 04 02 at 06:45 PM • permalink


    1. “Free David Hicks”

      yeah, free to a good home.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 02 at 07:06 PM • permalink


    1. Do you realise that once the Davester is free, these people will be at a loose end? Surely this is reason enough to keep him locked up.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 02 at 07:07 PM • permalink


    1. On the other side of the ledger, aussie muslims support the idea of killing infidels who touch the quran or saying things about mohammad.

      Hmmm, there is a ruling in fiqh against those that slander, speak ill or foul mouth, belittle, hurt, scorn and so much more, against the Prophet.

      A lay muslim is given the authority to kill that person!

      This is to the agreement of all Fuqaha and ‘ulama with the only disagreement between them being deciding whether or not ( if it was done by a Muslim) that the person is killed and is thought of as a believer or disbeliever. The minority opinion ( extreme minority) being that they think of him as a believer.

      Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 04 02 at 07:10 PM • permalink


    1. “Free David Hicks”

      Limit 2 per customer.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 04 02 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. Fair go, Tim. There is only limited number of things a leftie can do. Slogans starting with “free” and “close”, plus “stop”, pretty well cover all the options in the Protesters’ Handbook (1966). There are perennial favourites (“Stop the war”), some which lead to a dazzling career in Labor poltics (“Close US bases”) and some that are now quaint historic relics (“Free Baba”).

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 04 02 at 07:34 PM • permalink


    1. #14,

      After the death to Woolmer chants went terribly wrong, maybe they are playing safe?

      Time for the other, other plan.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 04 02 at 07:47 PM • permalink


    1. “Free David Hicks.”
      They’ll be queued from one end of the cell block to the other when that sign goes up.
      “Gonna bitchify little Davie, heheheh.”

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 04 02 at 08:39 PM • permalink


    1. #14 Contrail

      I guess the poor things will have to resort to that tired old standby, “Free Mumia!”

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 02 at 08:54 PM • permalink


    1. #15

      “Death to” is found only in the Islamic version of the Protesters’ Handbook.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 04 02 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. #18 Contrail

      Isn’t the whole handbook title

      “Death To…” ?

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 02 at 10:14 PM • permalink


    1. Her party is going to rule America after the next election?

      Speaker on mercy mission to ‘pariah’ hated by White House.

      Forget the “tipping point” of climate change. When the Democrats send an envoy of “mercy” to a regime killing American troops, US greatness is heading for oblivion.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 04 02 at 10:30 PM • permalink


    1. #20

      Since when are Syrian’s allowed to vote in US elections?

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 02 at 10:45 PM • permalink


    1. #20 CL, Syria may have to waive a few of its usual visa requirements.  But I think they can accommodate that…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 02 at 10:46 PM • permalink


    1. Since when are Syrian’s allowed to vote in US elections?

      They don’t need to, Kae. The Democrats are serving their interests in Congress directly.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 04 02 at 10:53 PM • permalink


    1. O/T but congrats to Dan Lewis for getting a letter publishe in the Australian.
      Even if it did attract raving frothbuckets to reply.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 04 03 at 12:02 AM • permalink


    1. But the raving frothbuckets are half the fun, tfm!

      It’s astonishing how many ardent suporters the reactionary, totalitarian Theocracy has among the blinkered Left. Small wonder Middle Eastern progressives feel betrayed:

      IRAQ’S parties of the Left were shocked when the new Socialist government in Spain decided to withdraw from the U.S.-led coalition in 2004. “We had hoped that with a party of the Left in power in Madrid we would get more support against the Islamofascists, not a withdrawal,” says Aziz al-Haj, the veteran Iraqi communist leader.

      Tareq al-Hashemi, vice president of Iraq, has also gambled his impeccable progressive record on the success of the pluralist experiment in his country. “Our enemy is al Qaeda, not the United States,” he says.


      “Anti-Americanism is a luxury we cannot afford in the Middle East,” says Adnan Hussein, a leftist Iraq writer recently picked by the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential columnists in the world. “Blinded by anti-Americanism, the Left in the West ends up on the same side as religious fascists and despots.”

      They’ve realised they’ve been played for fools by the narcissist Western Left. They aren’t the first, just the latest.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 03 at 01:06 AM • permalink


    1. Her party is going to rule America after the next election?

      That’s not a done deal, C.L., although I admit that appears to be the case.  It depends, in part, on just how insane the Dhimmicrats act in the next year or so.  The more insanity, the less likely they are to win.  With some luck, and a serious change in attitude by the Republicans.

      And if that’s frightening, check this out:  Right now, Pelosi is #3 in the line of succession for the Presidency.  The fact that she is Ted Kennedy after liposuction and a sex change, with botox substituted for gin, merely adds to the terror.  One misstep by the Secret Service, and we don’t need an election.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 03 at 01:42 AM • permalink


    1. The fact that she is Ted Kennedy after liposuction and a sex change, with botox substituted for gin, merely adds to the terror.


      Well, I hope you’re right, TRJ. What do you think of Fred Thompson? As Mr Burns might say, I quite like the cut of his jib.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 04 03 at 01:54 AM • permalink


    1. As a realtively new member of this site, I am somewhat dismayed by the utter ranting rot that is posted by so called “progressives” and their ilk.

      About 65 years ago, almost to the day, Sir Robert Menzies broadcast a series of essays via radio. I have found transcripts of them at http://www.menziesvirtualmuseum.org.au/transcripts/ForgottenPeople. Sorry auto link won’t work.

      I know he’s Pig Iron Bob, British to His Bootstraps and I Did But See Her Passing By etc, but anyone who has the time to go to a link and waste that precious time reading some mad lefty rant might be well served reading Menzie’s “Forgotten People” essays. They work on so many levels to this very day and feature some simple explanations that I find very useful in countering annoying lefty shit.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 04 03 at 01:58 AM • permalink


    1. #26 TRJS, I was once again considering life under the dems. More specifically, MY life under the dims. A part of me was saying, let them win, fold my arms and ask them, “OK, now what?” But the other part of me remembers that we’ve already done this before and ended up with a boondoggled Bosnia, Kosovo and 9/11.
      Hillary Clinton as Commander In Chief. Magnitude 7.0 on the Oy Vay scale.  What then? Jerry Farwell as CEO of Playboy?  Norman Bates as Director of HUD?
      Retirement is starting to look pretty good.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 04 03 at 03:53 AM • permalink


    1. “The fact that she is Ted Kennedy after liposuction and a sex change”

      I suppose thats half right.

      Posted by cmarshall on 2007 04 03 at 03:54 AM • permalink


    1. Somebody should inform the left what happened to their Iranian equivalent when that hairy arsed Ayatollah came to power in 1979. Once the useful idiots had been used to help overthrow the Shah the Islamic clerics destroyed the left by mass executions and jailings, lay down with dogs and you will get fleas.  Keep on scratching you sad leftard wankers.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 04 03 at 04:03 AM • permalink


    1. #19
      Roughly translated it is “The Protesters’ Death to The Great Satan Handbook”.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 04 03 at 05:36 AM • permalink


    1. #12 I read the whole quote, and I reckon everyone should. It’s a good insight into how islam should be practised.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 04 03 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. Good name for a racehorse, Guantanamo Bay.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 04 03 at 09:42 AM • permalink


    1. What do you think of Fred Thompson?

      He has potential, C.L., and a pretty good background, ignoring his Hollywood tours.  Certainly he isn’t weighed down by a lot of dark history (no doubt the diggers of dirt are busily digging for dirt on him).  He’s a possible.

      I’m not committing to any particular candidate right now; it’s waaaaay too early to lock onto one person (the early campaign start aggrevates me to no end).  It’s better to say that I am against certain candidates, such as Hillary!, who seems to be gathering momentum.  As Texas Bob notes in #29, we can look forward to future fantastic fiascos such as Bosnia version 2.0 under her.

      Retirement is starting to look pretty good.

      I hear you, brother.  I retired for other reasons, but if one of the Crazy Dhimmicrats occupies the Oval Office in 2008, the military is well and truly screwed.  And I will be glad not to be in uniform.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 03 at 10:59 AM • permalink


    1. Buy Blair’s new

      GAG him T-shirt

      4.99 out now out now

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 04 03 at 10:59 PM • permalink


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