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Poor reduction target

Poor reduction target

Geoff Lazarus points out that the essence of the GLOBAL WARMING problem is that current world Co2 levels are at 360 parts per million. This has already taken us through some of the tipping points that could lead us to an eventual catastrophic and irreversable climate change later this century. What James Hansen-NASA, David Spratt- […]

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Nuclear disarmament?

Nuclear disarmament?

Nuclear Disarmament and Uranium Exports Inquiry. PM Rudd has a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, to examine the set of international nuclear treaties involving Australia – including Australia’s uranium exports bilateral agreements, and to report on how they may be made more comprehensive or effective and how they may advance Australia’s objectives […]

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Financial Crisis and Democratic Public Finance

The Financial Crisis and Democratic Public Finance by Leo Panitch. First let’s be clear about capitalism — and with it the character of the state under capitalism. There is a conventional assumption, a leftover of the cold war perhaps, that somehow capitalism is essentially about the market and socialism is essentially about the state. In […]

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Australia destroys its own Stonehenge

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge: First images showing full impact of Woodside’s new LNG plant in the heart of the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia. http://www.standupfortheburrup.com/1.jpg Friends of Australian Rock Art is today releasing recent aerial photographs which show for the first time the full extent of Woodside’s destruction of a globally significant rock art area […]

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Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

At this time, Australia can be careful and not sell uranium to Russia – a country that fails to comply with their nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty and has the world’s largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. On September 18, parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties gave arguments on their merits for the […]

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Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Get Up in Canberra for the environment

Momentum is building for real government and civil society action to address the world’s serious environmental crisis. One such organisation is Get-Up. This Sunday morning, in Canberra’s fine spring weather, Get Up orange clad activists and their children gathered to welcome the environmental climate torch relay, and with songs, and speeches. Bob Brown was in […]

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Workers’ Rights?

Repeal the Building Industry Act and WorkChoices Sydney August 16 2008 I support the campaign of the ACTU and the Construction Forest Mining and Energy Union and Noel Washington. I deal with: Right to strike for industry bargaining and right to strike to save the environment. Australian workers’ legal rights remain amongst the worst in […]

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