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INVITATION - 163 years Eureka Anniversary

Continuing the fight for workers' rights - celebrating the spirit of Eureka in Australia's working class struggles

2017 Eureka Anniversary
This year's Eureka Anniversary celebration is paying tribute to the Longford Esso (Gippsland) offshore maintenance workers currently engaged in a long battle with ExxonMobil, one of the world's biggest oil and gas multinationals (Esso's parent company), defending jobs and living standards of all working people.

The celebration will be attended by a delegation of Esso Longford maintenance workers, community and union members, and descendants of the Eureka Stockade rebellion.

The Longford Esso workers will be presented with the 2017 "Spirit of Eureka Award" in recognition of their courage and determination for more than 140 days on the picket line, fighting for all of us.

Be there and show your solidarity with Longford Esso maintenance workers continuing the fighting spirit of Eureka for justice in Australia's working class struggles.

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Six Sth Aust Councils support increase for Newstart

by Pas Forgione

Newstart Onkapringa

Outside new Newstart allowance increase supporting City of Onkapringa

Since the City of Port Adelaide Enfield publicly declared its support for an increase to Newstart in August, six more South Australian councils have joined the push to boost this meagre allowance.

ACROSS SOUTH AUSTRALIA, local governments are sticking up for their residents who are out of work and living in poverty, as part of a grassroots campaign led by Anti-Poverty Network SA (with support from SA Council of Social Service and Uniting Communities).

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US imperialism is the main obstacle to a free and independent Australia

This article came from the Vanguard website

by Nick G.

US Aust InvestmentThe size and scope of US investment in Australia, and the degree of subservience shown by our political leaders to US imperialism, confirms our analysis that US imperialism is the major obstacle to a free and independent socialist Australia.

In a recently released paper, the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney does its best to portray the US-Australia investment relationship as one of “indispensable economic partners”. However, its own figures clearly show that it is not a partnership of equals.

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Thanks to MUA & Melbourne Tug Boats members

Shirley Winton addressed the Maritime Union of Australia - Victorian members meeting 31 October, on behalf of Independent and Peaceful Australia Network and Spirit of Eureka

MUA donation presentationIndependent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) and Spirit of Eureka extend sincere thanks to the MUA-Vic. Branch members and officials for your tremendous support to IPAN’s national conference and generous donations to IPAN’s work for an independent and just Australia.

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North Korea Peace talks opportunity

 This information came from the Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)

Letters to PM, Foreign Relations Minister, Shadow Prime Minister and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister

Following the publication in the press ( SMH 20/10/17) of the letter from the Foreign Relations Committee of the Democratic Republic of North Korea to Parliaments around the world including Australia, there appears to be an opportunity for Australia and other nations to pursue talks with North Korea. IPAN has been urging peace talks rather than confrontation  and escalation on the Korean peninsula and so it is appropriate to send the letters below urging the government and the opposition  to take advantage of this new circumstance and seek peace talks with North Korea and possibly diplomatic representation in North Korea.

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