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Why can’t the banks pay?

This article was a Spirit of Eureka leaflet handed out in Adelaide, during September.

Bank Levy
It’s a fair question.

The proposed SA bank levy on five banks requires them to pay $36 in every $1,000,000 of profit.

Get it?  That’s .0036 per cent.  It’s obviously too much!

How can they pay their five CEOs a total of $45,000,000 per year at that rate?

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IPAN National Conference - Melbourne 8 - 10 September

War, Peace and Independence - Keep Australia Out of U.S. wars

IPAN MUA 2017By everyone's estimate the 2017 IPAN conference was a big success in strengthening and lifting the call for Australia's independence from U.S., for an independent Australian foreign policy and removing Australia from U.S. led wars.  The conference took a further step in building a broad based anti-war mass movement targeting U.S. global military aggressions, campaigning against U.S. bases and troops in Australia, and de-coupling Australia from U.S. military alliance.

The 230 years long struggles by Australia's First People were passionately conveyed by Lidia Thorpe and her sister, a member of Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance.

The conference expressed international solidarity with speakers from Korea, the Philippines and the indigenous people of Diego Garcia, who were forcibly evicted from their island to make way for the U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean.

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Banking on banks

by Humphrey McQueen

A presentation given to Solidarity Breakfast on Radio 3CR, 19 August 2017

Failed BankTwo weeks back, we sketched the core of Marx’s analysis of the financial system. Now, we’ll go around the world on a sixpence, as they say, looking for its weak spots. That is, where might the next financial crisis erupt?

We’ll divide our investigation into two. We’ll begin by looking at what the Central Banks have been doing. Then, we’ll look at how some of the commercial corporates are faring.

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No peace without independence!

This article was a Spirit of Eureka leaflet handed out at the IPAN (Independent & Peaceful Australia Network) National Conference 2017 held in Melbourne, 8-10 September.

End the US Alliance - an independent, anti-imperialist foreign policy for Australia!

Stealth Bomber

  • No US marines, no US bases!
  • Close Pine Gap spy base!
  • Australian military forces should be focussed on the defence of Australia, rather than acquiring expensive weaponary designed for inter-operability with US hardware and US regime-changing adventures in far-off wars.
  • An independent Australian republic that breaks free from US imperialism would be able to secure a peaceful and prosperous future with its Asia-Pacific neighbours through the promotion of fair trade, generous foreign aid and humanitarian assistance.
  • The anti-war movement can only achieve its aims through the mass mobilisation of the people and the building of a broad united front against imperialist. To this end, the contributions of all anti-war organisations, groups and individuals must be valued and respected.

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Monuments

by Denis Kevans

Change the DateWith the recent controversy over colonial statues and the outburst of 'The History Wars', the poem Monuments by Denis Kevans puts into perspective that the current statues reflect the conquerors and powerful from our social system. The real monuments are the living monuments of peoples' struggles against the system of exploitation and dispossession.

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