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dear Americans very concerned and angry about the concentration camps your government is running:
you should be angry, you should be furious, you should do everything and anything you can to shut them down.
but here in Australia, we’ve had concentration camps for refugees for nearly 25 years. we’ve protested and petitioned and yelled, but the government was ‘clever’ and put them offshore, away from the mainland where we can’t reach them, can’t storm them. then they banned journalists from going. then they banned doctors.
the only time mainstream news tends to report on the “offshore detention centres” is when yet another group of children try to commit suicide.
yes, the Australian government has concentration camps for people fleeing warzones, and the people in those camps are tortured so bad that the children try to kill themselves.
Americans, I hope you manage to close your governments camps, by law or by force. maybe when you’re done, you can turn your attention to us? we could use some loud international outrage from a western ally, the government might care. the public has spent 20 years trying and failing.
non-Australians, please spread this information. I don’t think many people know internationally, except the island nations we pay to host our camps and keep quiet.
For 37 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”
“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness, which I tend to be pretty good at,” Gubin said
Above that the roof, he was having lunch one day in 1978 with a woman who worked as his assistant. Taking note of all the low-flying planes, she said it would be nice to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. “You know what would even be better?” Gubin said.
The next thing you know, he’s out there on the black roof with a roller and white paint creating the sign that would bring more notoriety than anything else in his long career. A story about his confusing message ran in thousands of newspapers and magazines, on national TV news, “The Tonight Show,” Paul Harvey, all over.
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