By Jim Hayes
Some may wonder what the relevance of the US midterm elections is to Australia. Unfortunately, Australia is so tied hand and foot to the American political system that whatever happens there, has an impact here. It is unfortunate, because the effect has often not been a positive one. Continue reading Democrats midterm election win has some importance for Australia too
Sister Pat arrived back in Australia amidst a crowd of Filipino and Australian friends coming from various organisations, like Migrante Australia and the Philippines Australia Solidarity Association (PASA), bearing placards and streamers welcoming her, thanking her for her genuine service to the poor and oppressed Filipinos, whilst protesting President Duterte’s harassment and attacks on critics and those who oppose his fascist and dictatorial rule. Continue reading Migrante Australia welcomes Sister Pat back to Australia
Immigration officials are secretly shifting asylum seeker families from Nauru to Adelaide as part of an operation to remove all children from the island’s regional refugee processing centre.
It’s about time.
Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who will be in Australia next week to receive the Sydney peace prize on 15 November and talk about the lessons the rest of the world can learn from America’s mistakes, was interviewed by Gareth Hutchens. This was published in the Guardian 5 November 2018. Stiglitz will also be speaking at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne on 19 November
Continue reading America should be a warning to other countries according to Joseph Stiglitz
By Joe Montero
Europe’s slide into political instability continues and at this point it is Germany, France and the United Kingdom that are leading the way. Continue reading Europe and rising political instability
By Joe Montero
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has been greeted by much of the world’s media as a defeat of the Workers Party, and expression of democracy and therefore the will of the people. Is this an accurate description. Well – not really. Continue reading The truth behind the Bolsonaro election win in Brazil
This article published in The Age (29 October 2018) and written by Anna Patty, refers to research revealing that migrants workers are being used as a chap source of labour in agricultural seasonal work, and in hospitality and retail. To do this, employers are holding back wages and other monetary entitlements.
Continue reading Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
Saudi Arabia, is being backed by the United States and the other of the feudal kingdom’s supporters, including Australia, in the carrying out of a genocidal war that is targeting civilians. Following is a graphic illustration of the impact of a recent air strike.