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Vanguard Updates November 2017

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website: New Booklet – Australia and Imperialism 21st Century http://www.cpaml.org/web/uploads/Sub+Imp+modified+1.pdf New Booklet – Humphrey McQueen on 150 years Marx’s Capital http://www.cpaml.org/web/uploads/150+years+young+final.pdf US imperialism encourages closer ties between Australia and Israel … Continue reading

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Pine Gap Trial

Putting Pine Gap on Trial Again – November 2017 An appeal for financial support In Early November six of us go to trial in Alice Springs charged under the notorious “Defence Special Undertaking Act” which carries a maximum sentence of … Continue reading

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Vanguard Updates

Dear Comrade(s) Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website: Broad United Front is developing against US imperialism in Australia http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=551 Fascism: Resist the beginnings! http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=550 The victory of the October Revolution was a victory over revisionism … Continue reading

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Vale Hughie Williams

A friend told me earlier today that Hughie Williams has passed away. Hughie (born 3 September 1933) was a former state secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and grew up on the Hunter Valley coalfields where the Chifley labor … Continue reading

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The house that was murdered

What is Brisbane’s Town plan? A concrete jungle? The original Brisbane transport plan was authored by Wilbur Smith* and implemented by Lord Mayor Clem Jones. Their idea was to build freeways in Brisbane as the Americans had done in Los … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson

Ian interviews Pauline Hanson on Aborigines, Islam & Climate Change Pauline Hanson: My name is Pauline Hanson and I will be representing Queenslanders in the next parliament. PShift: One Nation polled 150,000 out of 1.7 million votes cast in the … Continue reading

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Better call Paul

IN 2017 Paul Pisasale faces criminal charges including extortion, assault, and attempting to pervert justice. In 2016, Mr Pisasale was re-elected Mayor of Ipswich with 83.45 per cent of the vote. Something is broken at councils in south-east Queensland. On … Continue reading

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Kurdish Separatism

In order to make a judgement on whether Kurdish independence is a good or bad idea (as opposed to ideas of autonomy), one must gain some knowledge of the history of the region and the grievances of many who bear … Continue reading

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Silent protest in Mexico ’68

One sporting event that had a big impact on me and people of my generation was the Black Power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. They were supported by Australian sprinter, Peter Norman. It … Continue reading

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The Committee to Expose the Public Trustee

The Committee to Expose the Public Trustee is a group of family, carers and friends of people who are clients (some prefer the word victims) of the Public Trustee. We were all struggling in our personal circumstances against the Public … Continue reading

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Insomniac’s Balm

It is 3.17am. Sleep doesn’t come. I can hear the sound of trauma. It is distant yet right here It is a nightmare yet I’m awake It is silence yet that silence is deafening It is subversion played out by … Continue reading

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Fighting City Hall

Community defends homes I attended a picket this morning to hear residents saying that Lytton Road, East Brisbane is wide enough. The group that organised the picket challenged Councillor Quirk at a ‘civic cabinet’ meeting at the Russian Club hall … Continue reading

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Al Nakba 2017

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Palestine Ethnic Cleansing and Population Transfer (1948 – present) In order to establish exclusive Jewish-Israeli control, Israel has carried out a policy of population transfer. By fostering Jewish immigration and settlements, and forcibly displacing indigenous Palestinians, Israel has changed the … Continue reading

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The Hope of the World

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Please find below an excerpt from John McCollow’s review of the plays of Errol O’Neill that appeared in September 2016 and March 2017 editions of the Queensland Journal of Labour History. The play being reviewed is ‘The Hope of the … Continue reading

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What workers face

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Introduction   I write this in response to “The problem with ‘Join your union’” by Max Chandler-Mather and Joanna Horton. The article raises important questions about the future of unionism. I wish to address specifically failure by the ALP-led ACTU. … Continue reading

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Activists defend Refugee Rights

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The Murdoch Press has joined tirades from Federal parliamentarians, leaving facts behind, they have bellowed loudly that refugee protests are ‘undemocratic’. Yet ordinary people must challenge this view for, without the right to assemble, march and organise, we have no … Continue reading

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SOS

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Addison Road Community Centre Honour Roll for Peace Opening Ceremony (Sydney). We just came across this incredible image of our front gates in a book! The pillars you can see in the photo are where the Honour Roll is being … Continue reading

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In Defence of Australia

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In the streets and market places The debris has been swept clean But the atoms of uranium keep poisoning: These can not be seen. Legacy of the Gulf War by Dawn Joyce In 1975 after Gough Whitlam turned a blind … Continue reading

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On US Secretaries of State

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The 2016 US Presidential race has prompted a comparison of past US Secretaries of State, Hilary Clinton and Henry Kissinger. Gary MacLennan wrote: Take a look at this sentence. ‘Hillary Clinton courts Henry Kissinger’s endorsement even after meeting his victims.’ … Continue reading

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August 2016: Vanguard updates

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Corporate tax evasion is big business for accounting firms http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=349 Indefinite incarceration: Habeus Corpus http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=350 The future of the Kimberley – Vestey revisited? http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=351 Imperialism is driving the attacks … Continue reading