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Greece: PM Tsipras resigns, elections and Popular Unity forms

The Left Platform replies to Alexis Tsipras. With his speech announcing snap elections, Alexis Tsipras appeared with another face, completely and radically opposed to the hitherto commitments and struggles of SYRIZA. The first and foremost promise Tsipras Alexis was the compliance to the new third Memorandum of austerity and hard servitude for the country, a […]

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Dyson dump

Dyson Heydon obviously is Abbott’s anti-labour advocate. He usually, as the extreme legal cleric, covers his right-wing habitat. But here Dyson “fails” to notice his “appearance” of Liberal Party association. Dyson go now – at least on your test. ‘Among the factors weighing against Mr Heydon’s continued role are his own words in the case […]

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Put rorters last

Does not pass the verandah test. August 2015 I am ‘north’, joining on the pub verandah the smokers in the corner and on my second pint, catching up. Weather talk. I know they know I bring up politics. ‘MP entitlements.’ I suggest. ‘Crook.’ Rubbing my hands. Jo, Bob and Martin grump. In agreement. In. Jo […]

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Environmental Crisis: Save the Great Barrier Reef campaign

I returned to Melbourne after a good GBR family time. The tourism is 5 out of 5. http://www.queensland.com/Explore-Queensland/Great-Barrier-Reef/Great-Barrier-Reef-Competition/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=english&utm_campaign=gbr_gbr_competition On the campaign front, please find good news for the GBR. Adani: Federal Court sets aside Minister Hunt’s approval and the Commonwealth bank pulls out of finance. Last night I saw on the ABC 7.30pm the report […]

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Greece: what happens

I post some responses to the Greek political crisis. July 15th Solidarity rally with Greece Melbourne 5.30pm Parliament House and in other cities around the world. 1.Yanis Varoufakis on ABC Radio with Philip Adams http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/yanis-varoufakis-on-greek-crisis/ In his first interview since resigning as Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis took aim at Greece’s creditors, revealed the extent […]

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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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Greece votes No to Austerity!

We can give whatever solidarity we can to support the Greek people who have now voted no. I post some interesting articles. Update on No: Yanis Varoufakis – who has now resigned Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe. It is a NO to the dystopic vision of a Eurozone that […]

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ACTU 2015 Congress Policies

ACTU 2015 Congress Policies http://www.actu.org.au/our-work/actu-congress/actu-congress-2015/congress-policy-resolutions ACTU 2015 Congress: Class struggle? ACTU Congress 2015 is the presentation of many union campaigns and issues and the conclusion of ACTU Policy and the passing of resolutions that are worth supporting. (see my last blog for draft policies). I was reporting during the Congress week for Radio 3CR breakfast […]

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Oliver on the ACTU

Dave Oliver ACTU at the National Press Club I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. My appreciation also goes to the many colleagues from the union movement who are here today or watching this broadcast. From the members […]

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