Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NO McDonalds in The Dandenong Ranges

NO McDonalds in The Dandenong Ranges
This morning McDonalds sent in Bernie Rafferty of BR Demolition to cross our Trades Hall Union supported community line, and demolish the buildings we have fought peacefully, respectfully and tirelessly for 2 years to save. There is no possible way to describe the heart break, shock and rage felt by a very wide range of community members today. You disrespected us at every step, you intimidated us at every opportunity and today you sent in police and security who stood on the line and laughed and heckled people who were crying and pleading to save these buildings.

McDonalds...You have crossed the community now in a way more significant than you could have ever imagined. You have assaulted the democratic core of this great nation, by using excessive force and money within the upper echelons in the State of Victoria to force your way across every legal restriction that has been put in place to protect communities from this exact level of disregard.

The community, and those Australians who now understand the meaning and symbolism of what you did today, will stand united against you now, in a way you never dreamed possible. You had the chance to walk away. You made your choice.
Look Familiar?

Call for a National Day of Action against McDonalds and State Police. These types of scenes are becoming all too familiar in Australia where Corporate interests are being protected by our public servants, paid by our tax dollars at the expense of public wellbeing, sense of place and social justice. Broome knows how that feels? 

1 comment:

  1. This just about sums up how power mad Barnett is and how far he will go to stay as premier.

    After the solar and everything else now this...


    Barnett accused of breaking commitment over water

    The Premier Colin Barnett has been accused of breaking another election commitment, this time over water charges.

    The Opposition's Dave Kelly says figures in the state budget show water prices are forecast to increase by 21 per cent in the next three years.

    Mr Kelly says the forecast increases make a mockery of the Premier's comments before the election.

    "Time and time again leading up to the election he said the worst was over for consumers as far as utility prices go," he said.

    "His government has put water charges up by over 80 per cent since he was elected.

    "It's another case of the Premier saying one thing before the election and another thing now he's been elected."

    The Government has been contacted for comment.