The ‘Price of Peace’

“Politics is war without bloodshed; war is politics with bloodshed .”- Mao

On 28th May 2022 Mariel Verroya, the program coordinator for the peace and security team of the UN Australia Association Qld, gave this brief message from the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. In Anzac Square that day were the governor of Queensland, Jeanette Young, a crowd of peacekeepers, military, united nations community of ambassadors, consuls and volunteers from India, Rwanda, Turkey, Cyprus, Indonesia, Portugal, Japan and the Queensland Country Women’s Association.… Go to Article

US Ambassador on her country’s blockade of Cuba

“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

Bogus claims in SOS video

There is a video circulating calling for help for first nations people in the Northern Territory where there is a lot of confusion about Covid-19. Aboriginal people are hesitant of vaccination. This because many first nations people have underlying medical conditions which increase the level of risk by Covid-19 and by some treatments for the disease.… Go to Article

Australian socialism and Aboriginal struggle — a critique.

 by John Tracey

I paint this essay with very broad brushstrokes. I am aware that there are many exceptions as well as different degrees amongst different groups regarding my various generalisations. This essay does not attempt to provide an accurate historical record but rather to provoke consideration of some general issues of the history of the Australian “Left”.

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