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A recent report from a UK-based think-tank about the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing partnership has far-reaching implications for Australia.
Collaery - Drop the charges NOW!
Australian lawyer Bernard Collaery is being persecuted by the Australian Government for exposing Australia's scandalous role in defrauding impoverished neighbour Timor-Leste of access to and revenue from its own natural resources.more...- Posted on 2020 May 23
Australian farmers grow potatoes and barley which give us hot chips and beer among other products. Now both are caught up in the intensifying trade wars within the chaotic worldwide capitalist "free trade" economies. China, a major importer of barley from Australia slaps an 80% tariff on imports of barley from Australia, accusing Australia of dumping cheap barley in China to the detriment of barley producing farmers in China.
Information about a US-led telecommunications cable project linking the United States with strategically-placed countries in the Indo-Pacific has revealed upgraded regional military planning, directed primarily toward the South West Pacific.
Australian Marxist historian and author of several books on the Builders Labourers Federation, Humphrey McQueen, has penned a well-balanced tribute to Jack Mundey, who died last week.more...- Posted on 2020 May 18
How US-led military planners misused $136m of Australian tax-payers money and PNG and Solomon Islands government revenue.
The economic crisis in Australia and indeed the whole capitalist world, magnified by the shutdown of industries due to the Corona Virus, has been a big shock to millions of people.
Jack Mundey, former NSW Builders Labourers Federation leader and Sydney Green Bans’ champion who died on May 10, won huge praise in capitalist and progressive media.more...- Posted on 2020 May 16
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed, yet again, the complete failure of the capitalist economic system to meet the needs of the Australian people.
The recent attempt to remove Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro from office with a US-led group of mercenaries and others associated with the Florida-based Silvercorp USA private security company forms part of a classic return to previous Cold War positions.
To all ICOR organizations
I send you greetings of solidarity in difficult times. Our hearts are with the comrades who have lost comrades, family members and friends due to the corona pandemic, inadequate health care, and the oppression of those in power. Our comrades from CPB of Bangladesh mourn Bikash Sahar, who died of COVID-19, Rakhi Das Purkayastha, who died in a hospital in Assam, India, and Surat ...
Proposals by a major government advisory lobby organisation, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), for a new national security strategy should be viewed as a matter of concern by all progressive people and organisations. (1)
The Covid -19 pandemic has caused illness and death on a scale not seen in developed capitalist economies for a hundred years. The shutdown of industries resulting from it has caused further misery for millions of working people thrown out of work for who knows how long. Despite this capitalism inevitably must find ways to extract surplus value and expand sometimes in unexpected ways.more...- Posted on 2020 May 08
May 9 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in Europe. Known for many years as VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), it marked the unconditional surrender of the German Nazis to the Allied forces grouped around the Soviet Union, Britain, France and the United States.
8th May 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Moratorium mass rallies across Australia during 1970.more...- Posted on 2020 May 08
On 8 May 1945, the Second World War ended in Europe. The Red Army of the socialist Soviet Union defeated the fascist “Third Reich“ and was the driving force for the liberation of millions in the occupied countries, concentration camps and prisons. It made the liberation of entire peoples possible and the construction of people's democracies in Eastern Europe.more...- Posted on 2020 May 07
Virgin Australia workers are under tremendous stress, grounded, waiting for welfare or facing more layoffs.
They want government intervention to rescue them and provide air services vital to the country’s people and economy.
The CPA (M-L) joins with all anti-fascists in celebrating the defeat of fascism 75 years ago. We will publish a number of statements over the next couple of days, noting that due to complications with the international date line, the signing of Nazi Germany’s capitulation took place on, and is celebrated on, May 8 in the West and May 9 in the former Soviet Union.
Just above Warrane, Sydney Cove, in the colony of NSW’s earliest days, a young Gadigal or Cammeraygal woman, Patyegarang, exchanged language with a British lieutenant, William Dawes.
more...- Posted on 2020 May 05