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Support more funding for dementia

Dementia campaign for increased funding 15 February 2017 ABC radio report http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/alzheimers-australia-calls-for-national-dementia-strategy/8270698 ‘A person diagnosed with dementia has no chance’: disease a growing cost for families and society Miki Perkins http://www.theage.com.au/national/a-person-diagnosed-with-dementia-has-no-chance-disease-a-growing-cost-for-families-and-society-20170214-guclzx.html Serious and urgent collective action is needed now, to combat or mitigate the impacts of dementia not only within Australia, but globally. • Tackles […]

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26 January – or thereabouts

26 January – or thereabouts Australia Day debate by Historian Humphrey McQueen Vox Pop illustrates that the most enthusiastic celebrants of Australia Day do not always know what happened on 26 January 1788 in Sydney Cove. Some think their holiday has to do with Captain Cook who had sailed past Sydney Harbour eighteen years earlier. […]

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Timor Leste: first step on oil/gas sovereignty

TL sovereign rights is a key 2017 political campaign against Turnbull and Bishop to concede. I post recent stories on “Spying fallout: East Timor to tear up oil and gas treaty with Australia” http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/spying-fallout-east-timor-to-tear-up-oil-and-gas-treaty-with-australia-20170109-gto1aj.html Update:26 January TL drops spy case for negotiations http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-dumps-spying-case-against-australia-for-good-faith-oil-gas-boundary-talks-20170124-gtxiva.html I urge that Alexander Downer, then LNP Foreign Minister, has to be […]

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RAFFWU

RAFFWU – the new Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. If you know of workers in the industry ask them to join. http://www.raffwu.org.au Update 28 January: Relevant speech by new President explaining why a new union https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/building-new-union-retail-and-fast-food-workers-union For many years while I was at the UTLC of SA, I worked with the right-wing SDA SA […]

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War with China

Debate: Armed neutrality for Australia as Trump ramps up war with China. Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Building a People’s Movement for Peace and Independence. See my earlier protests at Pine Gap http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/10/pine-gap-the-poisoned-heart-of-australia/ Update:Paul Keating https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/13/paul-keating-castigates-rex-tillerson-over-comments-on-china?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=208395&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/13/australia-needs-a-new-foreign-policy-tillersons-remarks-on-china-make-it-urgent?CMP=share_btn_tw Australia must develop ‘independent foreign policy’ in wake of Trump win – Labor https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/15/australia-must-develop-independent-foreign-policy-in-wake-of-trump-win-labor-wong?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook Penny Wong urges […]

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On Castro

It is 1966. I am 18. We are first studying the politics of the Cuban revolution. With many others throughout the world inspired by Fidel and Che, we follow – all these years – the triumphs and failures of the Cuban revolutionary history – here sketched in articles on Fidel Castro’s life. Indeed, lessons on […]

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Put in your opposition to the TPP to the Senate

Further update January 2017: Even though the TPP is dead without the support of the United States, PM Turnbull wants to push ahead with a vote on its implementing legislation in the Australian Parliament. Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team have all declared they won’t support the dead TPP. But Labor said it […]

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Socialism now

What is Socialism for the Twenty First Century by Michael A. Leibowitz Posted from Monthly Review Press http://monthlyreview.org/2016/10/01/what-is-socialism-for-the-twenty-first-century/

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Against wealth inequality

1. Evatt report, 2 HILDA ‘The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey’ report Evatt ‘Currently the poorest 40% of Australian households have effectively no wealth at all: about half of them actually have negative net wealth because of their personal debts. At the opposite pole, the wealthiest 10% of Australian households have more […]

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