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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here http://ChinaFTAfacts.com The Abbott government’s hysterical call of racism against opponents is in response to unions’ campaign, backed so far, by ALP leaders. See CFMEU ad here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiSV1GmXvo4 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/09/10/how-labor-has-exploited-voter-suspicion-of-free-trade/ From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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Australia: independent from US war with China?

War preparations against China are just in time for “threats from the North” election. Can ‘war’ save the Abbott government? Registrations are now open for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Conference to be held in Brisbane on the 8th and 9th July. Come to hear Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue […]

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Abbott in globalised war

Abbott PM keenly promotes globalised war. Update: B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions: US http://www.smh.com.au/world/b1-bombers-coming-to-australia-to-deter-beijings-south-china-sea-ambitions-us-20150515-gh23zl.html United States beefs up military assets in Asia, sends B-1 bomber aircraft to Australia as deterrent to China’s ‘destabilising effect’ in region. Read here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-15/united-states-sends-b-1-bomber-aircraft-to-australia/6471528 1. Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows that Washington has globalized […]

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People opposed to war with China

We want peace not war with China Australians are strongly opposed to any involvement in an armed conflict between China and Japan even if the US was backing Japan and the US president personally requested Australian support, a new poll has found. The poll, commissioned by the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), found 71% thought Australia […]

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Behind China’s Wildcat Strike Wave

1. Review: Behind China’s Wildcat Strike Wave Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China, by Eli Friedman. Cornell University Press/ILR Press, 2014. October 15, 2014 / Jane Slaughter http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2014/10/review-behind-chinas-wildcat-strike-wave When Honda workers in China went on strike for higher wages, their union sent thugs to convince them to return to work. (Earlier, read my 2010 […]

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On Whitlam

McQueen on Whitlam; Pilger on Kerr/CIA dismissal 205 update on dismissal at the end. 1. A Whitlam trifecta By Humphrey McQueen The passing of Edward Gough Whitlam signifies more than the death of one man. Whitlam is the only Labor prime minister whose name became an –ism, an endowment which continues to evoke veneration and […]

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Peace activities: september 2014

PM Abbott steps up war drums to boost his political support, but can be beaten back by peace actions. 10 points below. 1. Withdraw Australian military from Iraq conflict From Peter Murphy. Prime Minister Abbott’s decision to join in the delivery of weapons and ammunition to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is a […]

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IPAN Peace Convergence

After Peace Convergence Independent and Peaceful Australian Network April 21 – 25 2014 Canberra, 2014 Update: INDEPENDENT AND PEACEFUL AUSTRALIA NETWORK Towards an Independent and Peaceful Australia National Conference Canberra – 21-22 April, 2014 Concluding Conference Statement This first national conference of Independent and Peaceful Australia Network affirms our support for an independent Australian foreign […]

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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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