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No Independence Day to celebrate! Australia hasn't decolonised from Britain - yet

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The background image symbolizes the battles to protect 'country' throughout the first two hundred years, and the Australian flag symbolizes the ongoing genocide and gross abuses towards First Nations and Peoples by the occupying power - Background image from 'Sturt's party at the junction of the Murray and Darling, 1830' (National Library of Australia)

21 January 2017

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By 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.

I welcome the debate raging over Invasion Day v Australia Day. Truth must prevail. The bottom line is there is nothing to celebrate (not even for the non-Aboriginal majority) because Australia is not an independent Nation.

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Tide of opinion beginning to turn against Australia/Invasion Day

2017 Invasion DayPublic opinion is significantly growing against the 26 January as the date to celebrate Australia Day. From small protest sparks a couple of years ago to the present day firestorms over the controversy of Australia/Invasion Day, has now brought the legitimacy of this date into question. Australia's history/culture wars were once again ignited when Triple J, at the behest of their audience, shifted its Hottest 100 from January 26 to January 27. This was followed up by the Greens leader, Richard De Natale who fired a new year's salvo and endorsed the campaign to 'Change the Date'.

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Support the Longford Workers struggle with Esso

Nationalise the multinationals that refuse to pay taxes and decent wages

Australia's Resources Tax and NationaliseToo many multinational corporations making billions of dollars and paying no tax while ordinary working people and the community suffer!

Australia’s natural resources should be owned by the working people of this country, and used to meet the needs of Australia’s people and the community, not the private profits of giant corporations.

It’s a new year, but the old struggles roll on. Esso Longford (ExxonMobil) Workers still standing strong.
197 days on strike and just getting started. Solidarity with the courageous and determined Longford maintenance workers!

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SoE questions corporate inroads into First Nations’ communities

by Lindy Nolan

8 December 2017

Historiacal Materialism Conference 2018 Syd UniSpirit of Eureka’s Lindy Nolan addressed the Historical Materialism Conference at Sydney University in December 2017. The annual conference brings together academics and others critiquing capitalism. Much of the conference is highly theoretical, and has an international focus. Lindy targeted Australia, specifically the divisive role of the Business Council of Australia in Aboriginal communities. She covered both material from her book ‘Driving Disunity’, her comments (already on our website) at the Sydney and Adelaide launches of the book and more recent research. Her newer material especially on corporate efforts to construct a human face for capitalism, linked to sections from the book, is covered below.

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New War Brewing in Middle East - Australia Involved

This article was an Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (SA) leaflet handed out at a United Nations Australia Association and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom public meeting held in Adelaide, during November.

 IPANSaudi and Israeli leaders, backed and supported by the US, are concocting a war against Iran and their allies, Hezbollah/Lebanon. Syria, Qatar, Turkey, and Russia may well be drawn in by their own alliances.  The ultra-conservative Islamist monarchy of Saudi Arabia, and the ultra-conservative Zionist and apartheid state of Israel, are joined in an unholy alliance because “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. 

Now that Islamic State and Al Qaeda (aided by the Saudis and Israelis) have been effectively defeated in Syria and Iraq, both Crown Prince (and effective ruler) Salman and PM Netanyahu are obsessed with Iran's growing influence in the region.

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