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Ongoing Timor Leste oil /gas battle with Australia

Earlier posts Update: Special Lateline ‘Matter of death and life’: Espionage in East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic bungle A luta continua Xanana Gusmao calls on Australians to get vocal and support a fair go in the Timor Sea Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Former President of East Timor Xanana Gusmao has called on […]

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef: more action

Background: 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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IPAN Peace conference

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 Just […]

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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here 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 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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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: The union representing […]

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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 Dump

Dyson Heydon obviously is Abbott’s/Turnbull’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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Human Rights

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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