Archive | September, 2013
IPCC: capitalism is the barrier

IPCC: capitalism is the barrier

IPCC head Pachauri: working class ‘humanity’s only hope’ The working class is humanity’s only hope in the battle against global warming, the world’s top climate expert declared today as he presented the most overwhelming case ever made that capitalism is responsible for artificially prolonging (and expanding) the use of fossil fuels. Rajenda Pachauri, the chairman […]

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Indonesia: The Act of Killing

Indonesia: The Act of Killing

I saw this must see documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ last night at Darwin’s open-air Deckchair cinema as part of the International Film Festival. What we can discuss is that Australia’s political leaders Liberals/ALP from the 1960’s on wards was in support the murderous fascist Suharto regime. This film gives some idea of the slaughter […]

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Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning

Re-balancing the American alliance: Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning by Richard Tanter Nautilus Institute and the University of Melbourne ” Australia is not so much hosting US military bases, but is becoming a virtual American base in its own right.” Keynote address to the symposium organised by The Northern Institute of Charles Darwin […]

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Michael Lebowitz: Some explanations of the fall of ‘real socialism’

Michael Lebowitz: Some explanations of the fall of ‘real socialism’

Fall of ‘real socialism’ By Michael Lebowitz September 13, 2013 — The Bullet, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with permission. This essay is from a talk given to the Centre for Political Emancipation in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 6, 2013. It can also be seen above and on YouTube. — Why did […]

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Don't mourn: sing

Don’t mourn: sing

Rebel Diaz said music is resistance, it’s the voice of the poor, here are a selection of songs, to inspire, enlighten, entertain, sooth a broken heart and steel your nerves for the 3-year challenge that lay ahead. As I posted this, I was listening to the CD Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy […]

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Pilger on US war

Pilger on US war

The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington This time it’s Syria, last time it was Iraq. Obama chose to accept the entire Pentagon of the Bush era: its wars and war crimes by John Pilger Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Guardian/UK Children, many of whose deformities are believed to be the […]

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Class war

Class war

Class-warfare rhetoric by Humphrey McQueen As the parliamentary cretins tore the ALP apart, its sad and sorry losers huffed and puffed against ‘class-warfare rhetoric’. In truth, we haven’t heard even the rhetoric of class struggle. Treasury mouthpiece Swann let off a few farts about mining company rip-offs. Free-trade Emerson blessed the little cotton socks of […]

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Who owns Australia?

Who owns Australia?

Who controls Australia? by Humhrey McQueen. Who owns Australia? The answer is nowhere near as simple as it used to be. In 1963, E.W. Campbell summed up under the title The Sixty Rich Families Who Own Australia. Even then, to focus on families was behind the times. Publicly-listed corporations had taken charge. Today, BHP-Billiton is […]

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