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Statement on Far-right Terrorist Attack in New Zealand & Our Fight Against Fascism

Spirit of Eureka condemns in the strongest possible terms the far-right terrorist attacks against the Muslim community in New Zealand on March 15th. We express our absolute solidarity with the Muslim community in New Zealand, Australia and anywhere around the world where Muslims are the victims of such hate crimes. We reiterate that we will always stand with the Muslim community and welcome them as a part of Australian society. 

Spirit of Eureka stands resolutely opposed to the racism, hatred, bigotry, ignorance and evil of the reactionary white supremacist, ultra-nationalist, fascist ideologies of the far-right that attempts to weaken and divide the working class along lines of colour, religion, gender and nationality.

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At War (En Guerre) - a movie not to miss

A movie from the 2019 French Film Festival at the Palace Cinemas across Australia from early March into April. Session times, dates and locations  online.

https://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/film/at-war/

Festival synopsis:

At War - 2019 French Film FestivalFilmmaker Stéphane Brizé created a rousing "cri du coeur" (a cry from the heart) for the proletariat with his critically acclaimed feature, The Measure of a Man (AF FFF2016). With the electrifying At War, he channels the spirit underpinning the current "gilets jaunes" (Yellow Vests) movement long before it began, and this time empowering his protagonist – once again played with grand bravura by Cannes award-winner Vincent Lindon (The White Knights, AF FFF2016; Rodin, AF FFF2018) – as a leader of people, rather than a follower.

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ESSO/UGLy Dispute Australia - #600 Days

600 Days and counting the ESSO/UGLy Dispute continues!

The 11th February 2019 marks 600 days since the members of the ESSO/UGLy Dispute in Longford Australia took action against EXXON MOBIL & UGL/CIMIC. On this day (600 days ago) a picket line was established and has remained 24hrs per day, 7 days per week ever since. Please share our video with your family & friends to show your solidarity & support to those who have already given up so much in order to Stand Up & Fight Back for workers rights worldwide.

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A Malpractices Commission - Part Two: Global Regimes of Profit

The second of a three part series of articles by Humphrey McQueen (Read part one here.)

De-regulation

A Peoples Court into the current financial system would begin from its de-regulation. In January 1979, then treasurer Howard appointed the Campbell Committee, headed by the boss of a real estate giant, Hookers. The other four Committee members came from the financial sector: one from the AMP, then still a mutual; one out of the bank and stock-broking business run by the shyster Sir Ian Potter; one from the Reserve Bank; and one from the government’s Resources Development Bank. That only one of the members was any kind of screen jockey is a sign of how different the political economy was before de-regulation.

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A Malpractices Commission - Part One: Hands in the till

The first of a three part series of articles by Humphrey McQueen

A Modest Plea to Commissioner Hayne

Commissioner,

The more shock-horror headlines tumble out of your investigations into the financial sector, the more we citizens are distraught because our regular consolation is denied us: what’s happened to that One Rotten Apple in the barrel? The best that the system’s defenders have managed is to picture the financial sector as one big rotten apple at the core of an otherwise healthy system of free enterprise.

Adam and Eve tasted the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and were made to earn their keep by the sweat of their brows. We already carry that penalty. Denied the opioid of the One Rotten Apple, Mr Commissioner, we will be able to tell the Devil Incarnate from his One Rotten Apple. Please, Mr Commissioner, spare us such anguish.

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