Category Archives: Rights

U.S. manufactures narco-crimes for another coup attempt in Venezuela


By Joe Montero

President Nicolás Maduro and the head of Venezuela’s national Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, have been indicted in the US.

Nicolas Maduro and Diosdado Cabello

The United States is just now maneuvering with a new attempt to generate another coup and install a government of its own choice in Venzuela Continue reading U.S. manufactures narco-crimes for another coup attempt in Venezuela

The present crisis is pushing Australia to make a choice about which road we take from here

By Joe Montero

It hasn’t sunk in yet how serious the social and economic impact from the Covbid-19 outbreak will be. But it will. There is no way to escape it.

A concerted effort to mitigate the harm and protect the vulnerable is a necessity. Many have commented about the rise in poverty in recent times. As bad as its been, this is nothing compared with what’s coming around the corner. Just about every household will feel the effect. Continue reading The present crisis is pushing Australia to make a choice about which road we take from here

Government looks at using building industry law to crack down on environment activists

By Joe Montero

The Coalition is readying to use its construction industry industrial law, as a weapon against climate activists. Critics of this selective law have always pointed out that it was designed as a test case, designed be used elsewhere when required. Continue reading Government looks at using building industry law to crack down on environment activists

Pensioner group demands a fair go

From Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) – Victoria

Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) in Victoria, an independent non- profit Coalition of community organisations, retired unionists and concerned individuals, has asked Australian and Victorian governments, through the relvant ministers, for urgent meetings to discuss a better deal  in this year’s Federal and Victorian budgets,  for pensioners and all other recipients of social security payments. Continue reading Pensioner group demands a fair go

Journalists speak up for Julian Assange

This statement is being circulated among journalists and others working in media, as a measure of support for Julian Assange. The persecution of the WikiLeaks editor is a serious violation of the right to free speech, threatening all who work in media, and by extension, the loss of the right of all citizens to know. Many minds have been muddled by a long propaganda war to destroy Assange’s reputation and legitimise extraordinary methods, like the ignoring of legal principals, disproportionate punishment and what amounts to torture. Continue reading Journalists speak up for Julian Assange

Stop Morrison’s attack on working people and our unions

The following comes from Australian Unions and is about the Federal Government’s Integrity Bill, designed to be a major attack on the whole union movement in Australia, and as its authors claim, merely a means to deal with those who act unlawfully. If it was, there would not be a bill targeting only unions. It would target all those in important positions. Politicians and company directors for instance. This affects all workers, and it stands to flow onto the whole community. The statement has been reproduced in full. Continue reading Stop Morrison’s attack on working people and our unions