Archive | China RSS feed for this section
Waging Peace on War: Canberra. WACA Peace Convergence

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
chinaprotesting

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Human Rights

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
AphedaInvite

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
WACA Forum on militarism.

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
IPAN logo light outline

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Fraser and Tanter in Darwin on Defence

Fraser and Tanter in Darwin on Defence

1. Please encourage people to come to ‘Defending Australia’ friday 23 August 2013, Parliament House, Darwin NT Malcom Fraser “Does Australia have the courage to establish a degree of strategic independence?” and Professor Richard Tanter Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability and Professor, School of Political Social Studies, University of Melbourne “Lilypads […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
IPAN logo light outline

Peace or war with China? – Darwin IPAN/Basewatch meetings

Welcome by Chris White Basewatch Public Peace Meeting 23rd July Railway Club We give our respect to the Larrakia people on whose land we meet. Respects to the elders. America’s Pacific push overrides independent foreign policy in our region. Welcome to our two guests. Despite the US war machine in Darwin, the good news is […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Hong Kong DockWorkers strike

Hong Kong DockWorkers strike

Five hundred dockworkers are facing down the richest man in Hong Kong (and, according to Forbes, eighth-richest in the world) in a strike that has entered its third week and brought transport in the world’s third-busiest port to a virtual halt. See also updated refs at end. Li Ka-shing, the billionaire behind Hongkong International Terminals […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }