Stop Repression in Pakistan – Rally 15 November

Placards on the steps of the GPO

Activists from Latin America were among eleven speaker at a rally held at the old GPO building in Melbourne on Thursday 15 November in support of the people of Pakistan in their protests against the dictatorial actions of General Pervez Musharraf. Other speakers included Jiselle Hanna from Australia Asia Worker Links, who chaired the rally along with Linda Waldron of Social Alliance, Margarita Windisch, who is a candidate for the Senate in the upcoming Federal elections on behalf of the Socialist Alliance, and Steve Dargavel, State Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the AMWU. Prominent civil rights lawyer Rob Stary also spoke, as well as two Pakistani students.

Steve Dargavel of the AMWU

There is a video including extracts from the speeches on EngageMedia:
http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/pc/videos/pakistan-solidarity-engage.avi/view
and a media release relating to the rally at:
http://socialistalliancemelbourne.blogspot.com/2007/08/margarita-windisch-socialist-alliance.html

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