Donald Trump represents the elite and not the people

By Jim Hayes

Donald Trump has been convicted of a list of felonies. Don’t expect him to be locked up. In fact, his convictions will help him to become President of the United Sates for the second time. Trump and his backers know how to use spectacle, and the convictions are being used to portray him as a victim of a powerful elite controlling government, the law, and society. Continue reading Donald Trump represents the elite and not the people

Reaction to Gaza slaughter eposes the hypocrisy of western governments

By Joe Montero

The slaughter in Gaza brought about by Israeli bombs and bullets has resulted in a horrific death toll of civilians, of which more than half are children and women. The attacks clearly target the civilian population rather than combatants.

Another major casualty has been the standing of western governments. They project themselves as the champions of democracy and humanitarianism. But they are revealed as the greatest enablers of denying basic rights to a besieged population. Their enabling and arms support for Israel’s bloodletting denies regarding Palestinians being treated as human beings, rather than vermin to be disposed of. Continue reading Reaction to Gaza slaughter eposes the hypocrisy of western governments

Misinformation is rife across all media and not just social media

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Everyone likes to have a go against the major social media platforms for being the agents for a flood of false news. Some of the hostility is due to campaigning waged by hostile traditional media owners competing to hold onto their share of the market. Media that wrongly portrays itself as the provider of the truth when the reality is far from this. Continue reading Misinformation is rife across all media and not just social media

Campaign has won Julian Assange’s right to appeal

By Joe Montero

Two days ago, Julian Assange scored an important win in London, where the High Court ruled that his legal team have the right to lodge an appeal against the attempt by Washington to extradite him to the United States, continuing mistreatment, and life imprisonment. This is big time global news because of its potential implications. Continue reading Campaign has won Julian Assange’s right to appeal

 May Day March Melbourne 2024

May Day this year has even more significance than usual, given the global rise of fascism and resistance to this trend, and the challenges we face here in Australia. You are invited to join us on this special day.
This year, the march will be led by defenders of Palestinian rights.
Speakers will also address the issues of freedom for Julian Assange, union rights, and AUKUS, war and the battle against imperialism.
See the other May Day related events.

Australia has not been guaranteed the AUKUS submarines and we don’t need them anyway

By Jim Hayes

Talk about misrepresenting a situation. Media stories have sounded that the AUKUS deal has been saved. Central to it was the nuclear-powered submarine deal that supposedly handed over Australia these submarines. Australia gets to pay 368 billion for them, of course. The other reality is that they would never be under the control of Australia. These submarines are part of the forward pivot directed against China and would always be under the control of the United States. Continue reading Australia has not been guaranteed the AUKUS submarines and we don’t need them anyway

Conference to support Palestinians violently shut down in Germany

By Adam Carlton

Last week, German government worked overtime to prevent a conference organised by Jewish organisations from taking place. Outright lies were used to justify suppression of free speech, and it attracted little comment from the governments and media of western nations. Is this a glimpse of where are heading towards? Continue reading Conference to support Palestinians violently shut down in Germany

Albanese promises a new manufacturing economy for Australia

by Joe Montero

It appears that Australia’s prime minister is shifting towards greater interventionism to repair Australia’s economy. Does this mean neoliberalism has ended for Labor? Or does it mean something else?

Labor’s proposed Future Made in Australia Act it is claimed, is a package to do just this, and it even boasts that a part that will see significant government investment to rebuild Australian manufacturing, which will create thousands of new jobs and provide an opportunity to move towards a sustainable low carbon economy. Continue reading Albanese promises a new manufacturing economy for Australia

Public anger results in promise to curb supermarket monopolies

By Joe Montero

Anger against big price rises by the Coles and Woolworths supermarket duopoly has been on the rise in recent times. The Australian community believes that the extent of these price rises is unjust and that it amounts to robbing their customers. This makes perfect sense when you look into it. Continue reading Public anger results in promise to curb supermarket monopolies

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