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Video: Colombian general strike and unrest continues towards its third week

Anger continues to boil and there is no sign of the end to strike movement and protests that threaten the continuation of the president in office. Colombians are standing up despite the worst record of human rights abuses in South America.

The General Strike on 9 December
Video from AP Arc

Tax office accuses multinationals of failing to inform public about Australian operations

This article by Ben Butler (The Guardian Australia 5 Dec 2019) tells about efforts in the Australian tax Office (ATO) to clamp down on the serious problem of multinational tax evasion failing to properly inform Australia about their taxable income, the  taxes they pay, and how they use Australian entities to manipulate the system. It is based on an interview with Jeremy Hirschhorn, second commissioner of the ATO.

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The truth about American jobs and its replication here in Australia

By Joe Montero

The American job creation fiction constantly presented is important for Australia for two reasons. One is that the Australian economy is significantly integrated into the American one, and what goes on there is going to have an impact here. The other, is that Australian governments have the habit of falling into line with American policy, and this includes economic policy. Continue reading The truth about American jobs and its replication here in Australia

The anti-China crusade is diversion form home grown problems and the real interference in Australia’s affairs

By Joe Montero

The anti-China crusade is getting hotter and it poses a major threat to us all. This is not about whether one considers China a positive influence or not. It is about the building of a major diversion, to deflect attention away from the emerging home-grown twins of climate and economic crisis, and that most of us have never held our political institutions and those who serve them in such low regard. Continue reading The anti-China crusade is diversion form home grown problems and the real interference in Australia’s affairs

Bolivia has not accepted the coup and continues to resist

Government gives a little way on Robo Debt but still refuses to bring about real change

by Ben Wilson

Responding to an ongoing community campaign and a landmark class action on behalf of Australians being seriously disadvantage by the Robo Debt system, and after years of refusing to budge, The Morrison government has finally been pushed to give some way. Continue reading Government gives a little way on Robo Debt but still refuses to bring about real change