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Defeat Howard Website Launched

Defeat Howard Website

In preparation for the forthcoming federal election campaign a website aimed at providing assistance in the campaign to defeat the Howard Government has been launched. The website, located at has been designed as a resource for concerned citizens to assist Labor, Greens and Democrat candidates in marginal seats.

The two persons launching the website have stated: ³We have launched this Defeat Howard website because John Howard, with his lack of respect for human rights and the sanctity of human life, in particular those of asylum seekers, has made us ashamed to be Australians. Moreover, we fear for Australia¹s democracy, if the arrogance and intolerance shown by the Prime Minister and his cabinet colleagues, is allowed to continue.

We are also concerned about the politicization of the public service and other public funded bodies.

Our priority is to defeat John Howard and we want him and former Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock, to be held responsible for 'a continuing crime against humanity' for their government¹s system of mandatory, indefinite detention as referred to by Julian Burnside QC in his speech to Melbourne Rotary on 16 February 2004.

We want John Howard to be defeated so that he and his Ministers be held accountable for the war crime of invading Iraq, as foreshadowed by former Liberal Party President John Valder in an interview with ABC Radio on 8 April, 2004.

We make this appeal to all concerned and caring Australians.²

Robin Rothfield Fairfield, Victoria

Nizza Siano Bellevue Hill, New South Wales

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