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Class struggle in 2154 AD: Elysium

Film review by Don Longo

(iMax 2013, Dir. Neill Blomkamp)

elysium

Nothing changes. The future is like the past, only worse. Humanity is irremediably divided. Power is in the hands of a ruthless oligarchy. Equality is forgotten. Liberty is meaningless. Highly developed technology gives life to the few but brings repression and death to the many.

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Beneath the froth - The real agenda leading up to the September 7, 2013 Federal Election

Brian Boyd


By Brian Boyd, Victorian Trades Hall Council Secretary

6 August 2013

VTHC This article came from the VTHC site

Millions of words, kilometres of video and countless photos appear in the mass media constantly depicting the antics of our federal politicians of all persuasions. The first half of 2013 has been particularly obsessive.

Jibes and counter-jibes, differences often separated by a millimetre, are analysed to death. Personality traits, what clothes certain parliamentarians wear, even down to tie colours, are given exaggerated coverage. Cartoons lampoon individual characteristics.

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The real threat to Australia’s sovereignty

This article came from the Wikileaks Party site

By Julian Assange

It is rife in mainstream Australian politics, especially in the ALP, for senior figures to be compromised by US connections, writes Julian Assange. Julian Assange

Tony Abbott says we need to protect our sovereign borders. I couldn’t agree more. But the real threat comes not from a few destitute refugees, but rather from the infiltration of Canberra by the United States government and its overfed corporate allies.

In standing for Senate office, I see it as among my most important tasks to challenge and expose this toxic degradation of Australia’s democracy and independence.

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No Maccas Flash Mob - Tecoma community struggle against McDonalds

Burger OffTake a 3 minute break from the endlessly vacuous, shallow and indistinguishable election spins that's an insult to people's intelligence.

Watch this YouTube video (see below) and be inspired by the Tecoma community fighting the McDonalds Corporation - this is where real politics of the people is happening.

"Do you hear the people sing.  It is the music of the people who will NOT be pushed around."

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The end of history, the end of the Labor Party

Longoby Dr Don Longo

Sometimes a joke turns into fact, and what started as light comedy turns into profound tragedy. This is the case with the Australian Labor Party and its much-flaunted ‘new way’.

The joke was prevalent in the 1980s. Labor, it was said, had moved so far to the right of politics under the stewardship of Hawke and Keating that the acronym of ALP really stood for the Alternative Liberal Party. The tragedy is that this is precisely what a new generation of in the ALP is now claiming.

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