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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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Timor Sea Justice protests Australia and internationally – news, videos

Update 3 September: Please support the TSJC’s crowd funding campaign. Donate now and help ensure Timor gets a fair go. https://chuffed.org/project/fair-go-for-timor The East Timorese people have long held a special place in Australian hearts. Now, they need a hand to secure what is rightfully theirs and to secure their future prosperity. Great riches – oil, […]

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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Update: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-to-malcolm-turnbull-lets-start-talks-on-maritime-boundary-20160215-gmugd1.html East Timor’s ambassador to Australia Abel Guterres, who announced the correspondence from Dr Araujo on Monday at a symposium at Monash University, said his country signed the treaties under duress. The first […]

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Ongoing Timor Leste oil /gas battle with Australia

Update 10 July: Time to continue to support Timor Leste’s struggle against Turnbull/Bishop’s denial of Timor Sea justice over the boundary and oil reserves. Let’s ensure ALP, Greens, and independents, Xenophon, Wilke, unions, left groups and supporters of Timor Leste continue to campaign for Timor Sea justice. See further below for arguments for Turnbull/Bishop to […]

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5 Balibo

On Balibo

We can’t forget the lessons of Balibo Nick Xenophon and Clinton Fernandes Six journalists were killed and it shouldn’t have been swept under the carpet. Forty years ago on Friday, five young men met their deaths in a small corner of a foreign field. Gary Cunningham, Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton, and Anthony Stewart […]

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East Timorese protest against Australian government

TL oil/gas dispute with Australia continues

I post updates on TL and Australia oil/gas dispute. East Timor scraps sea-border talks with Australia Dow Jones – September 24, 2015 Canberra, Australia — East Timor has abandoned talks on a maritime boundary with Australia and renewed a legal challenge to gain a larger share of potentially lucrative undersea oil-and-gas fields. East Timor’s government […]

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Xanana Gusmao and Timor Leste new PM Rui Araujo

Xanana Gusmao is a heroic political leader. http://chriswhiteonline.org/2010/01/xanana/ Update: The challenge for the new Government and new PM Rui Araujo is when the oil runs dry. Xanana Gusmao has successfully chosen his successor but falling oil prices weigh heavily on the state’s outlook, writes Tom Allard. http://www.smh.com.au/world/as-xanana-gusmao-departs-timor-must-prepare-for-when-the-oil-runs-dry-20150213-13des2.html More than money http://laohamutuk.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/it-takes-more-than-money-to-achieve.html Members of the incoming […]

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Vale Tom Uren

1. Bridges of Goodwill – Reminiscences Tom Uren Read Tom’s philosophy at the end. Update: State funeral http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-04/the-coffin-of-tom-uren-at-his-state-funeral/6069106 Illawarra Unity – Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 7(1), 2007, 32-36. http://ro.uow.edu.au/unity/vol7/iss1/5 The following is the text of a talk delivered to the South Coast Branch (Thirroul) […]

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