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On Castro

it is 1966, I am 18 and 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 failure of the Cuban revolutionary history – here sketched in articles on Fidel Castro’s life. Indeed, lessons on the […]

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On Trumpism

Updates December 4: Sanders shows trump back sliding already on promises to workers and supporting the corporates. Read here http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/01/bernie-sanders-big-business-took-trump-hostage-and-won Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look Programs to account for a significant share of defense budget boost Missile defense and military space programs are likely to get a substantial funding boost under […]

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Socialist strategy

Marta Harnecker Chilean Marxist ‘I recommend starting from the topic that most interests you and then reading the rest of the text. As it is impossible to develop all facets of an idea in two pages, only by reading the whole text will readers be able to fully understand each indi- vidual article.’ CONTENTS 1. […]

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Put in your opposition to the TPP to the Senate

Update November 2016: With Trump and TPP death result of six years of community campaigns. The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network welcomes reports that the Obama administration has abandoned attempts to push the TPP through the current lame duck Congress, the Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network Dr Patricia Ranald said. […]

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Pine Gap ‘THE POISONED HEART OF AUSTRALIA’

Trump as President. Read on…On Peace protests and IPAN Conference 2016 by Chris White October 11 With the revanchist Trump, and Obama and Clinton daily fanning war drums against Russia and China, and continuous US drone assassinations, Australia has to move to an independent and peaceful foreign and defence policy. See the IPAN resolutions below […]

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US Labor Against the War – National Assembly april 2016

I was privileged to be able to attend the US Labor Against the War (USLAW) 2016 National Assembly at ATU’s Tommy Douglas Center in Silver Spring, MD from April 15-17 2016. (Background: please put in this search USLAW US LAW website http://uslaboragainstwar.org US LAW has elected union delegates attending.At this Congress new young in the […]

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CUB unionists struggle

CUB unionists win December: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/07/cub-55-workers-have-won-all-demands-in-industrial-dispute-says-union https://weareunion.typeform.com/to/YocpqB Update 25 August: Walk off by United Voice and CFMEU members supports sacked maintenance workers workers. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/beer-production-grinds-to-a-halt-as-abbotsford-brewery-staff-stop-work-20160825-gr0srg.html From the ETU Victoria In response to a large number of people struggling to comprehend what has occurred at CUB and how CUB can legally slash the wages of their maintenance workforce, […]

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Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance protest

Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance protest Melbourne State Library Saturday 30 July. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/30/nt-juvenile-detention-centre-treatment-snap-protests-called-across-australia?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=183848&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632 Protest shuts down Melbourne intersection report http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protest-against-abuse-of-children-in-detention-shuts-down-melbourne-intersection-20160730-gqhfxr.html No surprises in abuse of Indigenous children https://redflag.org.au/node/5412 radio 3CR reports http://www.3cr.org.au/news/handsoffaboriginalkids 1. Stan Grant: “How can I stand here and speak to the idea of our place in an indissoluble Commonwealth when this week my […]

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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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