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Abbott in globalised war

Abbott PM keenly promotes globalised war. 1. Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows that Washington has globalized war while the US president is presented as a global peace-maker, complete with the Nobel Peace Prize. Washington has military deployed in 150 countries, has the world divided up into six US military commands and has a global strike plan […]

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Campaigning for Peace in Vietnam: Adelaide by Greg Stevens

Campaigning for Peace in Vietnam: Adelaide by Greg Stevens

CAMPAIGNING FOR PEACE IN VIETNAM THE ADELAIDE MOBILISATION 1967 – 1972 by Greg Stevens 14th Biennial Conference ASSLH Fighting against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century  BACKGROUND When South Australians went to the polls in March 1965, they had been governed by the cautious and conservative administration of the Liberal and Country League (LCL) […]

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Vale Tom Uren

1. Bridges of Goodwill – Reminiscences Tom Uren Read Tom’s philosophy at the end. Update: State funeral http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-04/the-coffin-of-tom-uren-at-his-state-funeral/6069106 Illawarra Unity – Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 7(1), 2007, 32-36. http://ro.uow.edu.au/unity/vol7/iss1/5 The following is the text of a talk delivered to the South Coast Branch (Thirroul) […]

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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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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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Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power

Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power Richard Tanter posted from Japan Focus The Asia Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 10, No. 3, March 10, 2014. http://japanfocus.org/-Richard-Tanter/4088 Précis A near perfect storm has descended on Australian relations with its nominal strategic partner and largest neighbour, Indonesia, to the point where the […]

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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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A people smuggler

A people smuggler

The people smuggler: A review by Ozleft “THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER,” ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY, PENGUIN VIKING, 2012 By Jenny Haines This is an important book in the debate about refugees, asylum seekers and people smugglers. It should be read by all members of federal parliament, some of whom stood weeping in parliament during the debate on […]

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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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