“The United States departure from Kabul after 20 years of fighting has been chaotic and is now almost over. The situation in the country remains fraught, though, after a terrorist attack on the airport being used for evacuations by the U.S. military. And that attack was followed by a retaliatory U.S.… Go to Article
Duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses – Juvenal Only two things does he long for, bread and circuses – Juvenal.
They left only his hat On Thursday 16 October 2014 at 10 am I arrived at the Sunnybank home of my friend, Ross, a man of 80 years. I had told Ross through other friends (Bernie and Rosslyn) to expect me.… Go to Article
In August 2014, Adie Mormech got a Facebook message he will never forget. It was from Wafaa, one of his former students in Gaza. “Adie do u remember Huda that was in your class in Afaq she was my friend”. Of course he remembered Huda: her humour; her quirkiness; how she’d come to class early to tell him stories; the gifts she gave him when he left; her excitement about her upcoming wedding.… Go to Article
On 21 July 1971 there was a statewide stoppage against the Apartheid State of South Africa and the whitewashing by having the Springboks tour Australia to play football.
The President of the Qld Trades and Labour Council, Jack Egerton, said:
“It was disgraceful that the Queensland government saw fit to declare a state of emergency for a football match to support a racist and fascist regime in South Africa, while primary industries in the state were depressed and there was serious unemployment in the central northern and western parts of the state.… Go to Article
The story they told men was a cunningly devised fable; the gospels they preached to them were not an account of man’s real position in this world, but an incoherent fabrication, of dead ghosts and unborn shadows, of traditions, cants, indolences, cowardices,—a falsity of falsities, which at last ceases to stick together.… Go to Article
Ironing is a promising debut novella by “Navajo” but the author, whom I think is a male, needs to bone up on his craft so as not to spoil his future fiction with bad writing. The title is catchy and it suggests irony which indeed turns out to be the case as ordinary Londoners face small and large challenges in an uncertain contemporary world.… Go to Article
“Irony is the bringing together of contradictory truths, to make out with a contradiction, a new truth, with a laugh or a smile. And I confess that, a truth must come with one or the other, or I count it as false and a denial of the very nature of humanity itself (chuckles).”… Go to Article
‘There are a lot of working class people in prison’ – Jimmy McGovern
Having been put in prison on four occasions* in two countries of the British Commonwealth I can attest to the authenticity of Time, a 2021 three-part prison drama written by Jimmy McGovern, directed by Lewis Arnold, and starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.… Go to Article
We have the state, so where’s the power? – Nelson Mandela
I always used to think that Desmond Tutu was a bit of a sell out. When placed alongside Steve Biko, Chris Haney and Nelson Mandela who saw past Christianity and embraced socialism. I felt this most when Desmond Tutu chaired the truth and reconciliation commission after they let Nelson Mandela out of jail after 27 years.… Go to Article
Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse (ACFS) organized an event on the first day of 2022 to launch ‘From Australia to Cuba with Love’. This is intended to challenge the blockade that is imposed by the United States on Cuba. It’s been there for over 60 years. On this podcast we’ll hear Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse talking about the ‘From Australia to Cuba with Love‘ campaign.… Go to Article
It would be interesting to hear what Kennedy has to say about the US blockade of Cuba given that her father brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction over Cuba during the October Crisis of 1962. – Ed.
Joe Biden has nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy, to be the US ambassador to Australia.… Go to Article
Join us to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and launch ‘From Australia to Cuba with Love’ where we aim to collectively travel the distance between Australia and Cuba and highlight the injustice of the US blockade. Sign up on the day! Tee-shirts, badges, and more. We’ll have a short walk and/or ride to kick off our campaign.Bring… Go to Article
This is a Palestinian film that shows another side of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Israeli Sarah and Palestinian Saleem have an affair. Both are interrogated and Saleem is imprisoned. Sarah is called a traitor. Sarah is forced to testify that Saleem recruited her to obtain information about military raids in Bethlehem and Ramallah conducted by her husband who is a colonel in the Israeli army.… Go to Article
Believe me if you don’t see me and I don’t tell you anything If one day I get lost and never return. Believe me, I want to be a machete in the middle of the harvest A fierce bullet in the centre of combat. Believe me that my doves have rainbows, My hands of fine songs.… Go to Article
One of our readers is concerned about Israel’s close military ties to Australia. He writes: This is what we have to combat! Australia is up to its neck in complicity with terrorist apartheid Israel. IDF Palestinian child killers are living amongst us. Border Force urgently needs to impose the strongest possible vetting for all Israeli visa applications and ASIO needs to track down those already here so they can be booted out.”… Go to Article
At a recent rally opposing the Australian government’s acquisition of nuclear submarines Marianne Hanson told us that QSuper had investments in nuclear weapons. Marianne Hanson teaches and researches in the field of international politics. She is also Vice-Chair of ICAN Australia – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, and she spoke about the problems that nuclear submarines will pose to our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.… Go to Article
In the Sixties, when we were kids we had a dog who got into a fight with a blue tongue lizard. After that she always had scars on her nose. Our beloved dog would come with us when we rode our bikes along the bitumen against the express orders of our parents.… Go to Article
And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong, (War is over if you want it) For the rich and the poor ones, The road is so long. – John Lennon
“The problem on Christmas Day is you walk in to your family’s household, and grandma and grandpa are there, your parents are there, your aunt who has cancer is there, the kids are there… virtually everybody can catch Omicron, we risk turning Christmas day into a simultaneous super spreader event all across Sydney in thousands of households.… Go to Article
We post the first chapter of his book A World to Win by the International Socialist, Tony Cliff, about growing up in Palestine where he later worked with little success as a full time revolutionary before his migration to England in the 1940s. This memoir makes for compelling reading for those interested in Zionism.… Go to Article
But we Arabs hold a principle. We believe that if we buy Israeli products the profit will end up with their army. They might buy bullets and those bullets will kill Palestinians. – Marwaan, young Palestinian boy living under occupation in Hebron in Palestine.
Growing up Palestinian in occupied West Bank
Three Palestinian boys grow up in the divided heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.… Go to Article
Here is a talk given by Jeff Rickertt about Ernie Lane on the making of a Queensland rebel. Full transcript below. In his talk about the making of a rebel Jeff refers to a time when the early and tiny radical community in Brisbane saw both class and environment as part of the whole anti-capitalist project.… Go to Article
John Jiggens (Bay FM), John Shipton (Julian’s dad), Barnaby Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister), 4PR – Voice of the People.
4PR – Voice of the People
It was not a good week for Julian Assange. The UK High Court overruled the lower court decision that denied the US extradition request and it was reported that Assange suffered a stroke while viewing the High Court decision.… Go to Article