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Bernie Sanders for US President

Here I post the US Presidential contest and Bernie Sanders democratic socialist, like Obama, is heading off Hilary Clinton and able to beat Trump. Read articles following: Update: Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message Sanders acknowledges ‘cautious optimism,’ but observers recognize key role early victory may have for campaign that has […]

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The Great Capitalist Climacteric

The Great Capitalist Climacteric Marxism and “System Change Not Climate Change” by John Bellamy Foster This article is from a keynote address presented at Manifesta in Ostend, Belgium on September 19, 2015. This year’s Manifesta was organized around the theme of climate change in preparation for the COP21 climate negotiations (and protests) in Paris in […]

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More on Whitlam Dismissal

1.Rundle: proving the CIA-backed conspiracy that brought down Whitlam A missing part of the puzzle concerning the dismissal of the Whitlam government might have been hiding in plain sight for some time — buried in the memoirs of senior public servant Sir Arthur Tange, permanent head of the Defence Department during the Whitlam years. In Defence Policy-Making: […]

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Turkey: general strike calls

I post stories on the terror bombing of progressives in Ankara Turkey and the struggle for peace. “There is only one common call from all who are here,” said the president of union KESK, Lami Ozgen, “They have massacred those who called for peace, who demanded peace now. This will not prevent us from struggling […]

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Stop bombing

Stop bombing in Syria 1 Stop bombing in Syria from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam Malcolm Turnbull, when he announced he was challenging Tony Abbott, said that the “captain’s calls” must stop. The most reckless of these was begging the United States to ‘ask’ for Australia’s involvement in bombing missions inside Syria. This is Mr Turnbull’s […]

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Australia: independent from US war with China?

War preparations against China are just in time for “threats from the North” election. Can ‘war’ save the Abbott government? Registrations are now open for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Conference to be held in Brisbane on the 8th and 9th July. Come to hear Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue […]

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Film: Waging Peace

Confronting the military industrial surveillance complex

 WAGING PEACE the latest documentary by multi-award winning Australian filmmaker, David Bradbury, is a window into the passions and politics of the modern Australian peace movement.

 Shot during the action-packed 2014 Canberra Peace Convergence at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, WAGING PEACE tracks a convoy of activists who set out […]

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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

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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