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Keeping an Eye on Australia: Admiral Harry Harris Goes to Canberra

by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Adm Harry HarrisImperial arrangements require decent overseer of subjects.  In the Pax Americana, which is, in fact, rather violent, Australia is indispensable in the Pacific theatre.  It offers land, facilities, and the means to eye future enemies and keep allies in check.  Wedged between China and the United States, Australia could focus on smoothing rocky roads and building bridges.  But this is something Washington is very keen on preventing.  Those in the business of empire want to monitor the level of satrap loyalty.

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Turnball Government's ABCC again bans the Eureka Flag

Euireka Flag BannedThe Eureka flag is a powerful symbol of the ordinary Australian working people’s struggle for justice, real democracy and national independence.

The recent directive by the Turnbull government’s ABCC to ban the Eureka flag from construction sites is an attack on the democratic rights, freedom of expression and association of all Australian workers.

Consequently there is a huge outrage against the banning of Eureka flag and other union signage on worksites.

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

This article came from Sovereign Union
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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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War subsidies a cruel joke, no future for workers

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IPAN (Independent & Peaceful Australia Network) Media Release

Don't buy into war!  Turnbull Government rushing in the wrong direction with arms industry

Weapons exportThe Turnbull Government’s plan to give weapons manufacturers $3.8 billions of taxpayers’ funds is being blasted by workers involved in the Don’t Buy Into War campaign.
 
Peace and Justice is Union Business, which includes unions and rank-and-file union members, says offering government support for the arms industry so soon after withdrawing support for domestic auto manufacturing is a cruel joke.

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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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