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Pope against war industry

Pope Francis reminds US that the arms trade is the “industry of death” and more stories on peace. “Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” the pope said. Then he asked the critical […]

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Against Pine Gap and US war machine in NT

Rare glimpse at the secrets of Pine Gap spy base that directs US Pentagon drone wars. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/rare-glimpse-at-the-secrets-of-pine-gap-spy-base-20160226-gn51oa.html IPAN statement against Turnbull’s excessive arms spending http://ipan.org.au/#/dwp Central Australia’s Pine Gap spy base has taken on a new electronic surveillance role, making it a “multi-purpose mega-intelligence centre,” as Australia and our allies massively increase interception of global […]

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Stop bombing

Stop bombing in Syria 1 Stop bombing in Syria from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam Malcolm Turnbull, when he announced he was challenging Tony Abbott, said that the “captain’s calls” must stop. The most reckless of these was begging the United States to ‘ask’ for Australia’s involvement in bombing missions inside Syria. This is Mr Turnbull’s […]

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The Five Principles of Peace

China Premier Zhou Enlai arrives at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia (1955) to announce the Five Principles of Peace. The Five Principles of Peace were first written by Zhou Enlai on December 31, 1953. The Principles are: 1) Mutual respect for each nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty 2) Mutual non-aggression 3) Mutual non-interference in each […]

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Protests rebuff Australian Border Farce

“Once they start stopping people in the streets and checking their papers, the next step is people start disappearing the way they do in some states.” Andrew Wilkie MP. “This is a government out of control.” ‪#‎abc24‬ Border Force: Operation Fortitude cancelled as protesters take to Melbourne’s CBD streets Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/border-force-operation-fortitude-cancelled-as-protesters-take-to-melbournes-cbd-streets-20150828-gja3mp.html The union representing […]

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Dangerous allies

Queensland Peace actions this week: this wednesday 8th july 6.30pm public forum Brisbane and thursday IPAN Independent and Peaceful Australian Network Conference http://edgeqld.org.au/whats-on/public-forum-dangerous-allies Critique the Australia-US Alliance, and take part in building a national movement for an independent and peaceful Australia. The forum is the opening event for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) […]

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Film: Waging Peace

Confronting the military industrial surveillance complex

 WAGING PEACE the latest documentary by multi-award winning Australian filmmaker, David Bradbury, is a window into the passions and politics of the modern Australian peace movement.

 Shot during the action-packed 2014 Canberra Peace Convergence at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, WAGING PEACE tracks a convoy of activists who set out […]

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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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Hong Kong

Kevin Lin on Occupy Hong Kong. The protests have arisen out of anger toward China’s encroachment into Hong Kong politics after the latter’s return to China in 1997. While notionally permitting a high degree of autonomy, China has impeded moves towards direct election of its Legislative Council and Chief Executive, as encoded in its Basic […]

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