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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

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The Crisis – Italian banks

Here we go again looking for next pressure point in the implosion of capital that has been underway since at least 2007. We could look at the Indian banking system, or at the Japanese. Each has its own structural weaknesses … Continue reading

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Vale Workers BushTelegraph (1996 – 2016) RIP

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Past Comment ‘… I will never come back to this site, as your burgeoning sandstorms are exhausting me’ – [JG] , ‘does it really matter to me if WBT is a bit of a gossip rag full of sloppiness and … Continue reading

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Rally in solidarity with Carlton United Sacked Union Workers

Hello ian Queensland Unions will be rallying outside the Brisbane office of Carlton United Breweries (CUB) in solidarity with maintenance workers at CUB’s main brewery in Melbourne who were terminated without notice and then offered a take-it-or-leave it non-union deal … Continue reading

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DON DALE- human rights abuses of women and children

Dear Friends, As we reel from the shocking evidence of the cruel treatment of young aboriginal boys at Don Dale and hope that the images stir the politicians and government to stop the torture of these young lads, we remember … Continue reading

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“Beneath the pavement, the beach!” ….. despite Israeli obstacles, playing football with kids from Gaza, Palestine on Dublin’s Sandymount Beach

“Beneath the pavement, the beach!” ….. despite Israeli obstacles playing, football with kids from Gaza, Palestine on Dublin’s Sandymount Beach VID (4 mins) -with former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr Gaza Kids to Ireland – Sandymount Beach Gaza Kids … Continue reading

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PS for meeting on 3 August

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Vanguard updates

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Medical Specialists http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=344 Questions arising from the Brexit vote http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=345 The imperialist war on Iraq: John Howard the war criminal http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=346 US imperialist war drive in the Asia-Pacific and … Continue reading

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Embrace of The Serpent

Indigenous person : How many edges has a river? Whitefella: Two Indigenous person: Why do you say that? Whitefella: Well a river has two banks, one on the left and one on the right. One plus One equals Two. Indigenous … Continue reading

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‘A national disgrace’: protests held across Australia over NT juvenile detention centre abuses | Australia news | The Guardian

> > The proliferation of media reports comparable to our issues presents an ideal opportunity to approach all relevant reporters / presenters ASAP > > > https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/30/nt-juvenile-detention-centre-treatment-snap-protests-called-across-australia > > http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-the-northern-territory-became-australias-shame-20160729-gqgefe.html > > http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/07/25/4504895.htm > > http://www.abc.net.au/news/topic/aged-care > > http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/be-informed/news-articles/elder-abuse-aged-care-unacceptable > … Continue reading