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More on Gaza

More on Gaza actions: Melbourne activists; APHEDA Victoria Gaza appeal; Pilger; Archbishop Tutu call to support BDS;Israel steals Gaza gas; 1. Melbourne activists occupy Israel Elbit weapon systems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4SuO3-aiTU&list=UUhCWj2WzlmY0lXW1RwM6Q4Q As well…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WRRmmKzaEI 2. From APHEDA Union Aid Abroad The Gaza Strip has been subjected to daily airstrikes and naval bombings from the Israeli military, leaving over […]

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Chomsky

Chomsky: U.S. Plunges the Cradle of Civilization into Disaster, While Its Oil-Based Empire Destroys the Earth’s Climate Humanity has the effect of an immense asteroid hitting the planet.September 5 2014 http://www.alternet.org/world/chomsky-americas-obsession-destroys-earths-climate?utm_content=buffera60b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Peace activities: september 2014

PM Abbott steps up war drums to boost his political support, but can be beaten back by peace actions. 10 points below. 1. Withdraw Australian military from Iraq conflict From Peter Murphy. Prime Minister Abbott’s decision to join in the delivery of weapons and ammunition to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is a […]

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Sr Agio Pereira, TL Minister of State and President of the Council of Ministers launched the Chega! Report in English Timor Leste Melbourne Conference

Chega!

When I was in Jakarta last week I talked to Pat Walsh. Chega! is now in English and he wants supporters of Timor Leste, governments, organisations and individuals to read and distribute and campaign for the recommendations. Agio Pereira Minister of State and President of the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers publicly launched this English edition […]

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Waging Peace on War: Canberra. WACA Peace Convergence

No more war in Iraq

PM Abbott follows Obama sending in “Special Forces” to “guard our Embassy”. Peace groups say no new military intervention into Iraq. Statement issued by IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network June 24, 2014 Anti-war and peace groups from across the nation are uniting to urge the Australian government not to involve itself in any […]

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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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Tips on the political strike

Once more: tips on the right to politically strike. For example, get your employer to agree to the industrial action protesting politically. Even when your employer does not agree, ensure the merits of why you are taking this political strike prevails. Years of regular political strikes ahead means explaining in addition to the why? of […]

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Beyond Medicare—Towards Wellness

Update:Healthcare is not a product, no matter what neoliberalism has taught us Even the staunchest opponents of neoliberalism have been infected by its presumptions. The current Australian healthcare debate is our moment to re-learn what universal provision actually is http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/22/healthcare-is-not-a-product-no-matter-what-neoliberalism-has-taught-us Beyond Medicare—Towards Wellness By Humphrey McQueen Seeing Red, 2003, (slightly updated) The current campaigns to […]

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Budget responses

After the large March in March, Melbourne had again 20,000 in the first Budget Sunday communities March in May. The VTHC is organising further working class responses.Stop-work to attend the Budget protest on June 12th 10.30 am at the VTHC,Trades Hall (54 Victoria St). This Budget Fight back was debated at the All Unions General […]

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