Thursday, September 29, 2011

Babies in prison

Can't believe parents and their babies are being locked up like criminals. Of course they should have the right to live in normal accommodation and be cared for by the community.

Glad to see a reasonable article like this in The Age. The other papers have been publishing absolute rubbish on this issue, playing to fears based on some kind of mass ignorance with which they form some kind of festering symbiosis. Reading the Australian or the Herald Sun you'd get the impression that asylum seekers are not human beings and are not acting within their rights, which of course isn't the case. Everyone has the right to flee from war and persecution. Everyone has the right to a life 'befitting of human dignity' (to borrow a phrase from Ikeda).

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