Our Long Depression

Our Long Depression

The nature of the current Long Depression. by Michael Roberts http://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/marxism-in-london-socialism-in-slovenia/ There were three things that I wanted to argue in that presentation. First, I argued that Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall was the underlying cause of the cycle of recurrent crises (booms and slumps) in modern economies, […]

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Against war

Monday August 4th marks one hundred years since the beginning of World War I – The “war to end all wars”. Over that time, the human race has failed to change radically enough to see anything near an end to the violence and catastrophe that war inevitably brings. Put simply, nothing has changed. Over the […]

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MUA Bust the Budget

On unions – july 2014

The royal commission into trade unions is a political witch hunt. If Ministers have ordered the public service to pursue this anti-democratic frolic, it’s a clear abuse of power. The government is aiming for a union-free Australia. by Tim Lyons The residents of the right-wing fever swamp on the internet who are following the process […]

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On Gaza

On Gaza

Update:World stands disgraced’ as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 • UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law • Strike on crowded market in Shujai’iya during ceasefire kills 17 • Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/world-disgrace-gaza-un-shelter-school-israel?CMP=soc_567 Israel bombs UN shelter http://commondreams.org/news/2014/07/30/world-stands-disgraced-israel-bombs-another-un-designated-shelter-gaza Please […]

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Dave Oliver Bust the Budget

ACTU claims

From the ACTU. UNION RESPONSES TO THE HOCKEY BUDGET 2014-15 Please take steps to organise around these or similar claims in workplaces. INTRODUCTION The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes a range of proposed measures which will directly affect the living standards of Australian workers and their families. If they are implemented, they will result in increased […]

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Oh! What a Lovely War

Melbournians ought not miss this production of Oh What a Lovely War with fine singing by a strong cast. Book now. http://benfuller852.wix.com/pierrot-productions This year marks one hundred years since the beginning of World War I – The “war to end all wars”. Over that time, the human race has failed to change radically enough to […]

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Sr Agio Pereira, TL Minister of State and President of the Council of Ministers launched the Chega! Report in English Timor Leste Melbourne Conference

Chega!

When I was in Jakarta last week I talked to Pat Walsh. Chega! is now in English and he wants supporters of Timor Leste, governments, organisations and individuals to read and distribute and campaign for the recommendations. Agio Pereira Minister of State and President of the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers publicly launched this English edition […]

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Waging Peace on War: Canberra. WACA Peace Convergence

No more war in Iraq

PM Abbott follows Obama sending in “Special Forces” to “guard our Embassy”. Peace groups say no new military intervention into Iraq. Statement issued by IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network June 24, 2014 Anti-war and peace groups from across the nation are uniting to urge the Australian government not to involve itself in any […]

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Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

I follow the Indonesian Presidential elections: Jokowi v Prabowo. I will be in Solo, Indonesia for the election July 9th. Update July 22nd: And so Jokowi wins, comfortably. Jakarta was quiet around the streets of the Presidential palace. The return of the Old Fascist Order is now held back. I guess Prabowo’s ‘tactic’ of resigning […]

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