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Campaign to stop the TPP in 2016

Campaign to stop the TPP legislation in 2016 hots up in Australia and elsewhere. Unions and Community groups are meeting for the next stage of the TPP campaign in 2016. See issues here 1. Earlier on this blog in 2015 http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/10/against-the-tpp/ 2. AFTINET http://aftinet.org.au/cms/ Lobby MPS and Senators now.Block the legislation. Info here http://aftinet.org.au/cms/ Minister […]

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Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

I post on the passing of Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood and recommend her analysis http://www.versobooks.com/authors/263-ellen-meiksins-wood Ellen Meiksins Wood: Some Personal Recollections by John Bellamy Foster In my graduate class on Political Economy at the University of Oregon this term we are reading two books by Ellen Meiksins Wood: The Retreat from Class and Democracy […]

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Bernie Sanders for US President

Here I post the US Presidential contest and Bernie Sanders democratic socialist, like Obama, is heading off Hilary Clinton and able to beat Trump. Read articles following: Update: Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message Sanders acknowledges ‘cautious optimism,’ but observers recognize key role early victory may have for campaign that has […]

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Climatemarch

The Great Capitalist Climacteric

The Great Capitalist Climacteric Marxism and “System Change Not Climate Change” by John Bellamy Foster This article is from a keynote address presented at Manifesta in Ostend, Belgium on September 19, 2015. This year’s Manifesta was organized around the theme of climate change in preparation for the COP21 climate negotiations (and protests) in Paris in […]

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Ongoing Timor Leste oil /gas battle with Australia

Earlier posts http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/09/tl-oilgas-dispute-with-australia-continues/ http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/09/australia-steals-timor-leste-oil/ Update: Special Lateline http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-25/east-timor-greater-sunrise-spy-scandal/6969830 Senator Xenophon calls for Royal Commission

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef: more action

Background: http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/environmental-crisis-save-the-great-barrier-reef-campaign/ Earlier I posted that the world’s largest coal mine was proceeding. “Environment” Minister Hunt gives the go-ahead, but now a further legal challenge by ACF and environmental groups are campaigning even more strongly. This mine must be stopped to save the Great Barrier Reef. This is one vital campaign to support at the […]

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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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Turnbull going

I am posting some background articles on Turnbull who can be beaten politically in the next election. Alexander White “Turnbull must change climate policies or he will perish. Climate groups must put the pressure on Turnbull to deliver policy outcomes now, while he has the political capital to act. Read the analysis here http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/southern-crossroads/2015/sep/15/turnbull-must-change-policies-or-perish Just […]

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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here http://ChinaFTAfacts.com The Abbott government’s hysterical call of racism against opponents is in response to unions’ campaign, backed so far, by ALP leaders. See CFMEU ad here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiSV1GmXvo4 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/09/10/how-labor-has-exploited-voter-suspicion-of-free-trade/ From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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