Ukraine is showing elements of forgetting the lessons of history

By Joe Montero

Though the 1920’s and 1930’s fascism grew to a scourge in Europe and other places. Its financiers were the super-rich in Europe and the United States. One example was Henry Ford, who is said to have kept a picture of the German Fuhrer on his desk. Adolf Hitler was reputed to have a picture of Henry Ford on his desk. Ford didn’t stop here. He used his newspaper The Independent to spread Nazi views and was active in the American Nazi movement. He wasn’t alone. Continue reading Ukraine is showing elements of forgetting the lessons of history

Roots of Ukrainian crisis must be addressed to find the peace

By Joe Montero

Everyone will agree that the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces is a terrible development. People have already died and more will do so. There will be political and economic damage that will last well past the present conflict. It would have been much better if this hadn’t happened. But the reality is that this is not the way it has gone. Continue reading Roots of Ukrainian crisis must be addressed to find the peace

Liberal’s loss in NSW result of rising unpopularity and changing national political landscape

By Joe Montero

Scott Morrison and his team haven’t yet lost May’s federal election but it’s not going too well for them. Their fall isn’t yet written in stone. Still, it doesn’t look good for them.

The results of the weekend’s four by-elections in New South Wales made it obvious that the Liberal Party is in trouble. These may have been state by-elections but this doesn’t mean that there are no federal causes and consequences. Continue reading Liberal’s loss in NSW result of rising unpopularity and changing national political landscape

The corruption of corporate political donations is still here

By Jim Hayes

You can tell we are entering election season. Corporate donations are rolling into the political parties. The fossil fuel companies are there and have officially handed over are $1 million. The comes from analysis by environment campaign group 350.org of Australian Electoral Commission data. Top of the list though is he world of finance. Continue reading The corruption of corporate political donations is still here

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