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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Update: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-to-malcolm-turnbull-lets-start-talks-on-maritime-boundary-20160215-gmugd1.html East Timor’s ambassador to Australia Abel Guterres, who announced the correspondence from Dr Araujo on Monday at a symposium at Monash University, said his country signed the treaties under duress. The first […]

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Indonesian fires: world environmental crisis – corporations responsible

1. Setting a country alight: Indonesia’s devastating forest fires are manmade The Guardian (Australia) – November 7, 2015 Irhash Ahmady and Sam Cossar-Gilbert We are witnessing the worst manmade environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill. Huge, out-of-control fires rage through the forests of Indonesia — and the source of many is the practice […]

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50 years ago: Indonesian Army massacres leftists and Javanese fascist Suharto rules

Update: With saddened hearts we share the news that the Indonesian government has forced the 2015 Ubud Writer’s & Reader’s Festival to cancel all sessions on the 1965-66 massacre. Indonesian voices silenced again. bit.ly/1LsobyA Bali festival censored over 1965 massacre discussion http://www.smh.com.au/world/indonesia-threatens-to-shut-down-balis-international-writers-festival-20151023-gkgv0c.html Ubud festival banned discussing 1965 massacre http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/23/ubud-festival-banned-discussing-1965-massacre.html Discussion of research on 1965 massacre […]

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Indonesia: Unfinished Nation

Indonesia: Unfinished Nation

I am back in Indonesia in 2015 learning more about culture, unions and politics. I read 13 books and post these reviews. 1. ‘Unfinished Nation: Indonesia before and after Suharto’ by Max Lane, Verso, 2008 and two other Max Lane books. Max Lane’s books provide a key analysis that are most interesting. Max is an […]

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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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Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

I follow the Indonesian Presidential elections: Jokowi v Prabowo. I will be in Solo, Indonesia for the election July 9th. Update July 22nd: And so Jokowi wins, comfortably. Jakarta was quiet around the streets of the Presidential palace. The return of the Old Fascist Order is now held back. I guess Prabowo’s ‘tactic’ of resigning […]

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