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50 years ago: Indonesian Army massacres leftists and Javanese fascist Suharto rules

1. Suharto’s Purge, Indonesia’s Silence By JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER plus see his documentaries The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence 2. Catastrophe in Indonesia by Max Lane 3. How Suharto Won Power by Humphrey McQueen 4. Indonesia’s forgotten genocide by Michael Vatikiotis 5.Australia’s role in the genocide 6. Remembering 1965 across generations 7. Remembering […]

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Against Pine Gap and US war machine in NT

Central Australia’s Pine Gap spy base has taken on a new electronic surveillance role, making it a “multi-purpose mega-intelligence centre,” as Australia and our allies massively increase interception of global satellite communications, a new report by leading espionage experts has revealed. from Philip Dorling. The United States–Australia Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap is now […]

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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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MUA in Hutchinson dispute

Stand with Hutchinson workers. Let us back in to work At the stroke of midnight, 97 workers were sacked by email. Nearly a week after sacking 40% of their workforce in one go, Hutchison Portsthe giant multi-national are still trying to spin the story and security guards in balaclavas still patrol the gates. Pledge […]

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Lebowitz: The Socialist Imperative

Michael Lebowitz’s ‘The Socialist Imperative’: ‘A must-read for revolutionaries’ ‘The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now’ By Michael A. Lebowitz New York: Monthly Review Press, 2015. Review by Doug Enaa Greene July 28, 2015 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Those who open Michael Lebowitz’s new book, The Socialist Imperative, will find […]

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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 Heydon obviously is Abbott’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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