By Adam Carlton
Australia is to add one more leg towards our integration with the U.S. military machine. This time, it’s an agreement to allow Australian soil to be used for testing new air launched hypersonic missiles. They travel at five times the speed of sound. Continue reading U.S. hypersonic missiles to be tested in Australia
This was huge. Workers and formers in India walked off the job and marked against the new neoliberal policies the government of their country intends to inflict on them. With more than 250 million taking part across the nation, this was reputed to be the biggest strike in world history. Read this report from the Peoples Dispatch (27 November 2020)
Continue reading Two hundred and fifty million take part in India strike
By Ben Wilson
A growing list of nations including China, Syria, and the European Union have condemned the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as an act of terror.
The nuclear scientist was attacked in a coordinated command style ambush, in the streets of a small Iranian city called Absard. The attack has been blamed on the Israel government and Washington has been accused of being the power behind it. Continue reading Murder of Iranian scientist called an act of terror
In the wake of the growing scandal over human rights abuses at the hands of the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) in Afghanistan, the breadth of opinion calling for urgent and serious action by the government is astonishing. Even among experts in this field there are those who are saying that the whole regiment is infected, compromised and must be disbanded. in this article (25 November 2020 The Guardian), Christopher Knaus explores what some of them have to say.
Continue reading Australia’s SAS regiment must be disbanded says expert
By Jim Hayes
Scott Morrison has made it clear. His government is about to move on with changing the industrial relations system. It is already heavily weighted against workers and restricts union representation, through limitation of allowable matters, red tape, and denying the right of union organisers to enter the workplace. Morrison and his government want to go much further than this. Continue reading Morrison ramps up exploitation of workers
Something’s got to be done about the jobActive agencies and their exploitation of the unemployed.
An article in The Saturday Paper revealed that $500 million in public money was handed over to them during the corona lockdown. Continue reading JobActive agencies are abusing unemployed people and must be stopped
Workers at the Lactalis dairy processing factory in Bendigo walked out on an indefinite strike last Thursday, over wagers and jobs guarantee issues. There is concern that management is trying to use the pandemic to close the factory. Continue reading Bendigo dairy workers on strike for secure work and pay
By Joe Montero
It happened. Donald Trump is out. Joe Biden is in and the world is celebrating. While the election result and what it leads to is primarily a matter for the American population, it is also important to the rest of humanity. The reach of the United States empire extends into all continents. Continue reading US election has not ended the great divide and the still deepening crisis