By Susan Price

Wendy Bacon, journalist/researcher and past Professor Journalism, University of Technology Sydney: I am appalled that the Albanese government will not provide Leila Khaled with  a visa to talk at an Ecosocialism conference. This is an attack on free speech and human rights, not only on Ms Khaled herself but also on all those who want to learn from her experiences fighting for the environment and for justice for Palestinians. Ms Khaled is 80 years old with a proud record of activism. It is beyond contempt for a government that is providing support to the Israeli government that is slaughtering thousands of innocent people to justify its censorship by referring to two violent acts of resistance committed more than 50 years ago.

Wendy Bacon