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Venezuelan Revolution Lives On

ChavezThe Spirit of Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution lives!

President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez passed away recently as a result of cancer, which he fought for almost 2 years. He was the much loved, popularly-elected leader of his nation who achieved an enormous amount for the Venezuelan people. That is why the Venezuelan masses chant, "We created Chavez, we are all Chavez!" at memorial meetings throughout the country for their deceased leader.

This people’s hero oversaw the nationalisation of the country’s oil wealth, the breaking of the US’s dominance and exploitation of the Venezuelan economy; which lead to hostility from Venezuelan business elites, US and Western multinationals and governments whose corrupt exploitation he put a stop to.

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Iraq War vet condemns a sick and violent system

Vincent EmanueleVincent Emanuele is from the Iraq Veterans Against the War, who now campaigns against United States military aggression. He recently visited Australia to promote the documentary film On The Bridge which follows seven returning service men and women.

This is an edited version of a speech that he gave to a forum hosted by the Marrickville Peace Group, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network and Stop the War Coalition in Sydney on February 26.

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Bugger the bankers

In the current era of austerity measures and bail outs - it's time to say "Bugger the bankers and politicians." This great song by the Austerity Allstars really says it all!

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Australia Screens Australian Stories Campaign

The Australian screen production industry has launched a new campaign to protect 'Australian Screens, Australian Stories'.

They are justifiably opposing Minister Conroy's sweeping regressive changes to local content sub-quotas for Australian TV drama, children's and documentary programming.

The campaign urges Australians to get behind Australian artists and support "meaningful local content regulation."

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Let's spread it around

The Queensland and Western Australia branches of the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) launched a national advertising campaign, in Brisbane and Perth on January 28th, to demand a greater share of the mining boom. The campaign focuses on maintaining jobs for Australian workers, more investment in mining communities and improved management of the impacts on manufacturing and construction.

The campaign is called, “Let’s Spread it Around” and focuses on the stories of four Australians and how the mining boom has impacted on them. The CFMEU launched a dedicated website to provided facts about what is really happening in the mining industry and what the mining monopolies are up to. The site address is:

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