Articles by Ken Blackman

Ken Blackman is a retired teacher - mostly in Victoria, with UK and Pacific Is. leavenings - with an interest in the politics of climate change, sustainable communities and refugees - and classical music, environments and off-beat travel.

Response by Ken Blackman to “No One is Illegal”

A Response: Stagnation and Closed Minds – Australian Refugee Activism Now                  

“No One is Illegal” is a very interesting attempt to move action in support of asylum-seeking forward in Australia. I especially agree with Brankovich’s conclusions about the impasse currently facing the ‘refugee movement’ here. However, her prescription for a divestment movement aimed at corporations benefitting from government refugee / asylum-seeker policy and practice faces real problems. Continue reading →