Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Kevin Lin on Occupy Hong Kong. The protests have arisen out of anger toward China’s encroachment into Hong Kong politics after the latter’s return to China in 1997. While notionally permitting a high degree of autonomy, China has impeded moves towards direct election of its Legislative Council and Chief Executive, as encoded in its Basic […]

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Scab

Scab

I call it scab By Kim Doyle The CFMEU is fighting for the right to call a scab a scab. “The word ‘scab’ is of common and historical use in Australian industrial disputes”, says CFMEU national vice president Andrew Vickers. Bosses want its use made a sackable offence. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: Governments and bosses […]

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Terror and politics

Rob Stary – Civil rights lawyer: Terror raids are ‘political theatre’ Saturday, September 27, 2014 Rob Stary: ‘The facts that emerge at the end of the day never bear much resemblance to what was said at the time of the arrests.’ Criminal lawyer Rob Stary has represented many people accused under Australian “counter-terror” laws. Green […]

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IPAN

More against war

Australia is not independent from US; steps to stop war; Lockheed Martin takedown; on NGOs to work for disarmament;political hype on threat to Australia; peace activities, IPAN – protest against war now! 1. Antony Loewenstein: “Of course Australia is going back to Iraq. That’s how a US client is expected to behave Rock solid but […]

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ACTU President Ged Kearney

Update: Urgent – Lobby Senators against Abbott’s work amendments

ACTU: Workplace and union and community organising on workplace amendments that are not in the interests of workers. See my earlier posts http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/09/against-abbotts-fair-work-amendments/ Senate lobbying. Discuss how to add your voice urging Senators to reject the Abbott and Abetz “Fair” Work Act amendments. As well as the ALP and Greens, contact the “Independents” now. Petition […]

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Debating an alternative

Debating an alternative

Towards an independent working-class Agenda. There is an alternative. The way we live now is not the best of which our species is capable. Inequalities mount to feed corporate wealth and power. For many, misery is added to poverty. We are pushed to do more in less time. The lack of good sleep is unhealthy […]

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The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation 25 years Anniversary Dinner

“The inspiration for my life, my dreams, has always been made up of peace, socialism, of solidarity, of liberation, of loving and caring.” Graham F Smith 25 years ago in Adelaide the Graham F Smith Peace Foundation (then Trust) was formed Working for Peace through Arts. I was pleased as one of the founding members […]

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Can planet earth survive capitalism?

Can planet earth survive capitalism?

Can planet earth survive capitalism? From the never-died collective www.facebook.com/JoeHillorganiser Capital plunders the wealth of nature in order to exploit the human labour that its agents apply to those raw materials. Marxists recognise that only human labour can add more value than goes into its production. However, without the wealth of nature, there would be […]

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Australia steals Timor Leste oil

Australia steals Timor Leste oil

Clinton Fernandes on stolen TL oil; Timor Sea Justice campaign; and TL Studies Association 1.Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we steal from East Timor CLINTON FERNANDES | SEP 02, 2014 Crikey Australia has been stealing billions of dollars from one of our poorest neighbours, writes Clinton Fernandes, associate professor at the […]

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