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     January 2021


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International Auto Workers say "All out for International Women's Day"!

 

The International Automotive Workers' Coordination calls:

Particularly in the corona pandemic:

For a militant March 8th!

All out for International Women's Day!

more...- Posted on 2021 Mar 02

 

Book Review: Dead in the Water

 

Richard Beasley’s new book’s cover describes it as a “very angry book” about the death of the Murray-Darling Basin.
In fact Beasley, who was Senior Council assisting the SA government’s 2018 Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, prefers to say that he was not angry, but livid, when writing the book. I suspect “livid” is defined by the mathematical formula “livid = (fury x anger)²” if his scathing denunciations of fraud, incompetence ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 25

 

Fight new attacks on workers' rights!

 

In the final sitting days of federal parliament last year, the Morrison LNP government tabled two new bills aimed at attacking workers’ rights and their unions.

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 22

 

Papua New Guinea amid US-China Rivalry

 

Concerns, raised by the Morrison Coalition government in Canberra, about China's increased involvement in Papua New Guinea have raised two considerations:

• the importance of PNG as a strategic country and neo-colonial partner in the South Pacific, closely linked to the military and security planning of the northern approaches to Australia, and its national sovereignty;

• the wider implications of the US and allies to deal with China in the ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 20

 

Micro-chips and the new Cold War

 

The increased significance of the micro-chip industry in many areas of manufacturing has created an industry dominated by hard competition. With the US falling behind in the competition and the main micro-chip producers based in Asia, the present US-led Cold War targeting China has had far-reaching implications for the entire industry.

 

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 16

 

Altona Refinery workers: Victims of the de-industrialisation of Australia

 

The announced sudden closure of the Altona Refinery by ExxonMobil has hit the western suburbs of Melbourne very hard, with 350 jobs to go later in the year. There are wide national ramifications for energy security.

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 13

 

The Strange Case of Palau: failure of a US foreign policy plan

 

In early February a major diplomatic stand-off saw the demise of a US-led regional foreign policy plan and intelligence operations in the Pacific. There was a minimum of publicity and media coverage was restricted to not highlight the significance of the matter, which included a majority of Pacific Island Forum (PIF) members rejecting the initiative planned by the Trump administration to elevate the regional position of Taiwan.

 

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 10

 

ICOR Resolution: Solidarity against the brutal anti-communist wave of repression in the Philippines 28 January 2021

 

The CPA (M-L) is a signatory to the ICOR resolution of solidarity against the brutal anti-communist wave of repression in the Philippines.

 

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 09

 

Submission to Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs on the listing of Jose Maria Sison

 

Remove Jose Maria Sison from the terrorist list for financial asset freezing

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 09

 

Submission to Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs on the listing of the Communist Party of the Philippines

 

Remove the Communist Party of the Philippines from the terrorist list for financial asset freezing.

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 09

 

Submission to Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs on the listing of the New People’s Army of the Philippines

 

Remove the New People’s Army of the Philippines from the terrorist list for financial asset freezing

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 09

 

Britain to lend US a hand in countering China

 

Moves, by the Johnson government in Britain, to forge stronger diplomatic relations with US-led allies in the Indo-Pacific are not merely designed to seek higher returns for foreign policy dividends. They are an example of the UK seeking to strengthen their own diplomatic alliance with the US; the latter, in recent times, has experienced a dramatic reduction in traditional hegemonic regional positions at the hands of China, which has become ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 06

 

Chinatown Community Rallies Against Wage Theft

 

A violent attack by a manager at a Chinese cafe/restaurant in Chinatown Adelaide against a worker exposing wage theft sparked two Chinatown community rallies in the first week of February. The Chinese worker was hit in the face, knocked to the ground and kicked by the manager for demanding she be paid the Award wage instead of the $12 per hour casual rate she received!

 

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 06

 

Capitalist greed and the destruction of sanctuary mangroves

 

150 defenders of the St Kilda (South Australia) mangroves held a rally yesterday on the steps of Parliament House to coincide with World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention) on 2 February 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Australia is a signatory.

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 03

 

Adelaide People In Action To Keep People's Heritage And Protect Environment

 

On Sunday 31 January 2021 about 1,000 people rallied at the Waite Institute gardens in suburban Adelaide against the SA Liberal Government decision to demolish a listed state heritage gatehouse and several hundred-year old trees in the gardens around the gatehouse. 

more...- Posted on 2021 Feb 02

 

Defiant construction workers fined for defending union flag

 

Sixty-four Brisbane construction workers have been hit with personal fines of $1,750 each by the Federal Circuit Court after they took strike action in defence of flying CFMEU union flags on site. 

more...- Posted on 2021 Jan 31

 

Biden and the subservience of Australia

 

Two recent high-level statements released from Canberra have revealed a great deal about problems confronting Australia in the post-Trump world of US diplomacy.

The first, a statement about the incoming Biden administration in the US was both lengthy and deliberately misleading about key issues, which were not addressed. No information, for example, was given about present growing economic problems, and reference to the US-led military and security frameworks which form ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Jan 27

 

What’s this American democracy crap?

 

When was the U.S. of A. ever more than a covert dictatorship of the bourgeoisie?

For the past 130 years it has been a Plutocracy. Obama, ‘the whispering assassin,’ appointed one of his Wolf Street backers to be Treasury Secretary. They poured trillions into Wolf Street and refused to save mortgagees from homelessness.

During 2020, the richest 1,000 billionaires increased their wealth by a third.

more...- Posted on 2021 Jan 27

 

Sydney Invasion Day rally is a defiant victory in face of state suppression

 

The Invasion Day rally in Djarrbarrgalli, Sydney’s Doman, was an important victory.
Two months of pressure, blackmail and threats aimed to isolate organisers and frighten away participants. Yet, between five and ten thousand people were prepared to physically defy government and police orders.

more...- Posted on 2021 Jan 27

 

The SA Draft Pastoral Lands Bill 2020 Is Corrupt

 

Due to the nature of capitalism, in the contradiction between sustainable practices and the profit motive, the profit motive will always be the principal aspect, while sustainable practices play a subordinate role. 
This is shown, for example, by the slow reaction of the world’s countries to come face to face with the climate crisis, while we, the general population, the workers, the future generations, are knocking on the door of ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Jan 27

 

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