People power cancels #borderforce visa checks and creeping fascism in #Auspol: @takvera reports

John Englart

John Englart

Citizen journalist at No Fibs
John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.
John Englart


Citizen Journalist at #Nofibs, #climate blogger @Camoreland, parent, cyclist, NTEU, Eureka Australia Medal. NGO #COP21 #COP22 observer
The latest #NoNewCoalMines Sentinel (#StopAdani Times)! #qldpol - 7 hours ago
John Englart
I am involved in various Moreland-based community groups including Sustainable Fawkner where I blog on local and sustainability issues, Climate Action Moreland and Moreland Bicycle Users Group. I am also a member of Friends of the Earth, off and on, since 1976, and wrote the contribution on the Rides Against Uranium in the 1970s for the Friends of the Earth Australia book to mark the 30-year anniversary of FoE – 30 Years of Creative Resistance.

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  1. In the EU/French island of Mayotte off Mozambique police regularly demand that blacks (the majority there) show their identity papers, owing to the influx of Comorian illegals. Since the Comoros do not recognise Mayotte’s excision the exodus of comoros nationals in skimpy boats to Mayotte is considered internal movement, but the EU disagrees and is erecting/enforcing strong external borders all over… So in Mayotte any black not carrying his or her ID is deported, so that French/Euro nationals who have left their card at home regularly find themselves ferried off, and must pay their own fare back home later. So this sort of thing is becoming more common – stopped here for now.

  2. whatismore says:

    Thanks John. Keep up the good work No Fibs. This movement may herald the new media and social media as a real political force. And the decline of the msm which has been remiss it’s duties.

  3. Very proud of the people of Melbourne/Victoria who turned out to protect our civil liberties. Although only an observer from the sidelines of social media I understand it’s power, in this instance, for GOOD. Abbott obviously got the message and has backed down. My husband likes his newspaper in hard copy, but as I pointed out to him, only social media could have organisied so quickly to put a stop to this nonsense.