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“Stand Up Fight Back” Sydney Rally

by Richard Buckdale

Enough is enoughOn Tuesday June 20th, throughout Australia, there were National Day of Action rallies demanding a stop to attacks on workers. The rallies were called by the CFMEU and supported by workers from a variety of unions including the MUA, ETU, AMWU, metal workers, plumbers, FSU, NSW Teachers Federation and NTEU.

The Sydney day started at 11 am with workers meeting and assembling at Belmore Park, opposite Central Railway.

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CODE:RED

This article was a Spirit of Eureka leaflet handed out at the Stop the War on Workers June 20th rallies in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

KNOW THE FACTS ON THE NEW BUILDING CODE

Under the Code, construction workers say they fear:Melbourne 20 June 2017

*Union Clothing, Stickers, Posters, and Flags   [BANNED!]

 *Walking Shop Stewards and Delegates Rights   [BANNED!]

 *Limits on Number of Casuals    [BANNED!]

 *Contractor Wages Clauses   [BANNED!] 
 
*Inclement Weather Clauses    [THREATENED!]

 *Christmas and Easter Shutdowns   [THREATENED!]

*RDO Calendar    [THREATENED!]

*36 Hour Week, and more!!    [THREATENED!]

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The forgotten fascists - Menzies’ chosen people

by Humphrey McQueen
14 May 2017

The Forgotten PeopleFor the 75th anniversary of the start of the Menzies radio addresses, Howard and his gang are in the business of promoting ’the greatest speech ever made in this country’. The fact that ‘The Forgotten People’ was not a speech but one of a series of wireless broadcasts is the least of their lies. Their Big Lie will be to conceal what their hero had dared to say.

Ming was trying to make a comeback after losing the prime minister in late August 1941. In the heat of the grimmest months of the war for the Pacific, Menzies diverted attention from the fight against Nazism and Japanese militarists to peddle the fascist ideology of eugenics.

To say ‘fascist’ is not abuse but an objective assessment of the mentality of those times. Ros Pesman Cooper documents how swatches of the middle-class throughout the 1920s ached for a strongman of their own’ – a Britisher, of course, not a wog or wop. (‘ “We Want a Mussolini”: Views of Fascist Italy in Australia’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 39 (3), 1993, pp. 348-66.) Reminding students of this heritage is not part of the national history curriculum.

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The forgotten fascists - and Menzies’ chosen people: Part 2

by Humphrey McQueen 18 May 2017

‘Pig Iron’ Bob hits the airwaves - Part II -  Follow the money

(For the 75th anniversary of the first of the Menzies addresses over Sydney radio station 2UE on 22 May 1942, Howard and his gang are in the business of promoting ’the greatest speech ever made in this country’.)

R G MenziesPart I documented the class bias in the eugenic underpinnings to Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’ radio broadcast. Here is a further morsel: to say that the industrious and intelligent son self-sacrificing and saving and forward-looking parents has the same social deserts and even material needs as the dull offspring of stupid and improvident parents is absurd.

Here is the voice of privilege and entitlement which had found a scientific gloss in Eugenics as an ideological pillar for fascism to beat back proletarian challenges during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Perfecting Trickery: The Referendum Council

 This article came from Sovereign Union

No Consent

 Front left to right: Delegates - Serena Williams, (Ngunnawal), Lidia Thorpe (Gunnai and Gunditjmara), Jenny Munro (Wiradjuri), Linda June Coe (Wiradjuri), George Coe (Wiradjuri) and Observer Ruth Gilbert (Wiradjuri). This image taken after they and others walked out of the National Referendum Council meeting at Uluru in disgust at the procedures and gagging.

 Media Release

On his return from Uluru, Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic, details the rigged processes of the Referendum Council's National Convention and the subsequent media:

"I was absolutely shocked and horrified at the disjointed discussion that occurred on ABC TV Q&A last night ( 29 May 2017) from Parliament House, Canberra.

In my opinion the conclusions that occurred at the Referendum Council's National convention at Uluru were totally betrayed by the Q&A panel.

Having been permitted to sit as an observer in the main National Convention of the Referendum Council at Yulara near Uluru, I was privy to observe the proceedings and I sat through the 'Synthesis' of the Regional Dialogues and what they called the breakout workshops as well, where the key topics were 'The Voice', 'Treaty', 'Strategy'.

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