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General Motors holds a gun to Holden Workers' heads!

ban gmhHolden is a major manufacturing icon of Elizabeth and South Australia. Now there is the threat of it disappearing from Australia, like Ford announced just a couple of months ago. General Motors (GM) state that their Australian subsidiary here is not profitable and competitive enough and so they seek extra government financial subsidies and more sacrifices from workers. It is all a one way street, which leads back to GM's headquarters in the United States.

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We need border protection from the US war machine not Refugees

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Rallies in support of refugees held recently in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

For the last couple of weeks Australians took to the streets around the country to oppose Labor and Liberal's shameful policies against refugees who arrive by boats. The media monopolies must also be criticised for inciting fear and racism towards asylum seekers, who are legitimately escaping wars and tyranny initiated by Western powers.

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Malcolm Fraser's outspoken attack on Australia's lack of independence

Malcolm FraserThe former Liberal prime minister (1975 - 1983), Fraser who spoke at the launch of the Melbourne Globalist on 2 June, warned the US could launch attacks from Darwin and that Australia’s foreign policy is “complacent”, he also criticized the government for being detrimentally dependent on the US.

In his speech at Melbourne University, Fraser stated he was “ashamed” that Australia was an accessory to the “falsehoods” and a willingly accomplice in the Iraq war and attacked the present deployment of American troops in Darwin.

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Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive supports an independent foreign policy

 

VTHCThe Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive at its meeting of Friday, 26 July passed a resolution on US bases and an independent foreign policy.

The VTHC is the peak body representing Victorian unions. The resolution states below:

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NAIDOC Week 2013 - We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

This article is from the NAIDOC website

naidoc logoNAIDOC Week runs from the 7 - 14 July.

This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.

In August 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions – framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs – to the Australian House of Representatives.

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