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Two hundred and fifty million take part in India strike

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)

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Murder of Iranian scientist called an act of terror

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

Global economy may be closer to the edge than many people think

By Joe Montero
The talked about economic recovery form Covid-19 is being exaggerated for political reasons and has little to do with the real situation. There must be some increase in activity after coming out of a lockdown. Comparison from such a low base is almost meaningless. Measuring the difference between now and before Covid-19 would be more useful. Continue reading Global economy may be closer to the edge than many people think

Australia’s SAS regiment must be disbanded says expert

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.

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Morrison ramps up exploitation of workers

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

US election has not ended the great divide and the still deepening crisis

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