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Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power

Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power Richard Tanter posted from Japan Focus The Asia Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 10, No. 3, March 10, 2014. http://japanfocus.org/-Richard-Tanter/4088 Précis A near perfect storm has descended on Australian relations with its nominal strategic partner and largest neighbour, Indonesia, to the point where the […]

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More on Save our Unions

More on Save our Unions

I believe there are lessons for Australian unionists in Steve Early’s Save Our Unions. See earlier review http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/01/3838/ Update: An important review by Jon Flanders “For union officials, too often “saving the union” means maintaining union dues from a workforce suffering under bad contracts.” From Jacobin https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/03/saving-labor-from-itself/ More Reviews of Steve Early’s “Save Our Unions” […]

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A Socialist International

A Socialist International

‘Reflections on the New International Dedicated to the Memory and Legacy of President Hugo Chávez’ by István Mészáros Reposted from http://monthlyreview.org/2014/02/01/reflections-new-international The need for the establishment and successful operation of The New International is painfully obvious and urgent today. The enemies of a historically sustainable societal reproductive order, who occupy at the present time still […]

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WACA Forum on militarism.

IPAN Peace Convergence

After Peace Convergence Independent and Peaceful Australian Network April 21 – 25 2014 Canberra, 2014 Update: INDEPENDENT AND PEACEFUL AUSTRALIA NETWORK Towards an Independent and Peaceful Australia National Conference Canberra – 21-22 April, 2014 Concluding Conference Statement This first national conference of Independent and Peaceful Australia Network affirms our support for an independent Australian foreign […]

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Listening to Pete Seeger. from Jack Humphries: With the sad announcement of the death of the great Pete Seeger this morning, the people of the world have lost not just a link in the chain in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world, but one of our cultural and political anchors. Radio National […]

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Anti-capitalist King

Anti-capitalist King

“King was anything but a milquetoast racial liberal or a radical-come-lately. Through a close reading of King’s work, Jackson finds deep currents of anti-imperialism running through King’s thought, going all the way back to his days as a student. He finds a consistent thread of anti-capitalism in King’s speeches. And he finds that King was […]

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Green capitalism: the god that failed.

Green capitalism: the god that failed.

The debate we have to have in Australia on our environmental crisis. The results are in: No amount of “green capitalism” will be able to ensure the profound changes we must urgently make to prevent the collapse of civilization from the catastrophic impacts of global warming. The following is an updated version of an article […]

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Save our unions

Lessons are here for Australian unionists in a new Steve Early book on US unions – here promoted, reviewed and chapter posted. As well, Joe Burns on the public sector unions and strikes. “Reading “Save our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress” is like sitting in on a seminar on the modern labor movement—with […]

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Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning

Re-balancing the American alliance: Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning by Richard Tanter Nautilus Institute and the University of Melbourne ” Australia is not so much hosting US military bases, but is becoming a virtual American base in its own right.” Keynote address to the symposium organised by The Northern Institute of Charles Darwin […]

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