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The war on Afghanistan has ended in the defeat of the invaders

By Jim Hayes

So, the Taliban are now in Kabul and have almost secured their complete control over Afghanistan. Unpopular President Ashraf Ghani and other high officials fled the country, as the Presidential Place and airport fell. U.S. Embassy staff were evacuated by helicopter, in scenes reminiscent of the pull out of Vietnam in 1975. Continue reading The war on Afghanistan has ended in the defeat of the invaders

Climate crisis report puts reality about climate on centre stage

By Joe Montero

The world has just received the strongest wake up call yet on the threat of the climate crisis. It comes in the form of a report by the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), which says the situation is even worse than previously thought. If humanity does not respond appropriately,  and do it now, the planet faces catastrophe. Continue reading Climate crisis report puts reality about climate on centre stage

Film Night “Juntera” – Supporting the Venezuelan people

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Juntera is a feature film-length narrative documentary about the life and work of a Chavista political organisation in five Peasant Comunas in Venezuela. It was made by the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (la Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora or CRBZ).Comunas is the Spanish term for communes. Continue reading Film Night “Juntera” – Supporting the Venezuelan people

Video: Julian Assange and CIA backed assassination plots

In an explosive, rare long form interview UK hip hop legend and activist Lowkey speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s partner Stella Moris.

In the interview, Stella Moris speaks to Lowkey about huge new revelations about the case “The key witness is a diagnosed sociopath, a fraudster who was already convicted of embezzling Wikileaks for 50 or 60 thousand…The key allegations against Julian have been fabricated by him..

He admits he did that in exchange for total immunity. Under the protection of the US government he then continued his crime spree” Moris speaks about fearing for Assange’s mental and physical health “I am always concerned for Julian’s health…

“What’s happening to Julian is monstrous. It’s the worst forces attacking the greatest virtues… “It’s the vision of us being reunited. Of him being able to be a father to our children and this injustice to end that helps us get through every day” Stella Moris on US security services spying on Assange in the Embassy “One of the security guards at the Embassy told me that I shouldn’t bring our baby anymore because he had been told to steal a nappy.

These people were acting on instruction. They are receiving emails saying install that camera there, install a microphone under that fire extinguisher, steal that nappy, look at ways to poison Assange” “A case like Julian’s which is the most significant press freedom case of our century which raises the most fundamental issues about what it means to live in a democracy, about our ability to know what governments do in our name, with our money. The fact that governments cover these things up and if there exposed they will go after you.”

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The Olympic Games would be much healthier if not subject to the control of big money

By Joe Montero

The Olympic games will end in a few days. The mighty achievements of the athletes, pushing to the limits of human capacity, is a monumental achievement that draws in the world. They are also big business, and this creates a contradiction between the stated values  of  excellence, friendship, and respect and the crass greed of commercialisation and cheap politics. Continue reading The Olympic Games would be much healthier if not subject to the control of big money

Rising living costs and low wages are hints of a faltering economy

By Joe Montero

The cost of living is rising in Australia. Last week’s revealed figures are an increase of 6 percent in the cost of fruit, 13.5 percent for medical services, 4.9 percent for footwear,  4.9 percent for furniture, and  5.9 for petrol. This doesn’t include the ongoing rise in the cost of housing. Continue reading Rising living costs and low wages are hints of a faltering economy

Europe’s flooding shows climate solutions must be driven by people power

Lesley Rankin is a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). She wrote the following article (Open Democracy 28 July 2021), and argues that the failure to do enough to tackle the climate crisis is a failure of political leadership and the to involve the population as active participants. This means that dealing with the environmental challenge and preparing for future shocks are inseparable from the battle for justice.  

Continue reading Europe’s flooding shows climate solutions must be driven by people power