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Time to End the U.S.-Australia Alliance

Talk to the Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial - 30 June 2019

Shirley Winton – IPAN-Victoria

Long March to NW Cape 1974Why do successive Australian governments dance to the dangerous beat of U.S. war drums?   How do we build a people’s movement to end the Australian governments’ servile support for U.S. wars of aggression?

We pay our respects to traditional owners of the Kulin Nation, past, present and future elders and warriors.  We acknowledge their country was never ceded and support their struggles for sovereignty and self-determination.

Why are Australian governments dancing to the dangerous beat of the U.S. war drums?  How has the U.S.-Australia military alliance deeply enmeshed Australia into U.S. wars of aggression, its military-industrial complex and its global imperialist agendas that threaten Australia’s peace, security and independence?

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Workers United Will Never Be Defeated! Unite to defeat the Ensuring Integrity Bill!

The following is the text of a Spirit of Eureka leaflet recently produced by our members in Victoria.

Workers United will never be defeated!

Unite to defeat the Ensuring Integrity Bill!

 

Unions and workers are always under pressure and attacks from the ruling class of big business and its governments to wipe out hard won wages and conditions. Now, the Morrison government is preparing to do this through the Ensuring Integrity Bill. This Bill is designed to weaken the entire union movement. It isn’t about one union; it is aimed at crushing every union.

Our number one priority is to unite against this Bill

Our strength is in our numbers and our power is to hurt the pockets of big business. Just like the Clarrie O’Shea mass mobilisation and struggle that defeated the anti-union Penal powers 50 years ago, and more recently the united struggle by Chemist Warehouse workers, we need to use our collective industrial muscle, mobilise community support and strike this law off the books once and for all. United action will strengthen working class unity!

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The Long March to North West Cape 1974

In May 1974, hundreds of demonstrators traveled in convoy on a 7,000 mile (return) trip across Australia to North West Cape in Western Australia to protest against a remotely located US military base. Organised by the Campaign Against Foreign Military Bases in Australia it was designed to raise awareness about the consequences of nuclear war for the Australian homeland. The protesters decided to symbolically reclaim the base for the Australian people. They met with violent clashes with police along the way which came to a head at the entrance to the base.

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ILPS successfully holds 6th International Assembly

COMMUNIQUE OF THE International League of Peoples' Struggles (ILPS)6TH INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY
JUNE 23-26
HONGKONG

6th International Assembly ILPS

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) successfully held its 6th International Assembly (6th IA) on June 23-26, 2019 in Hong Kong with the theme, “Win a bright socialist future for humanity! Unite the people to fight against imperialist plunder, war, racism and fascism!”

The 6th IA was attended by 400 participants with the following breakdown, 285 were delegates from 213 ILPS member organizations and 115 were observers and guests. They came from 44 countries and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kawthoolei-Karen State of Burma, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kurdistan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Manipur, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sabah, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, Togo, Venezuela, USA, West Papua and Zambia. Prospective participants from 15 more countries could not attend the Assembly due to denial of visa and other reasons.

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Spirit of Eureka Supports the Peoples Blockade of the OceanaGold Didipio Mine

Protest held at OceanaGold Offices 357, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, on 9 July 2019

This report was published on the Hiyaw website on 9 July 2019.

The local people around the area of the Didipio Gold-Copper mine in Nueva Vizcaya Province of the Philippines have set up a community barricade against the mine. So far they have had their barricade in place for about a week. A world-wide support network is now in place to support them in their just demand for OceanaGold to stop their mining operations completely.

Spirit of Eureka took part in this protest as part of global action in solidarity with the people of Nueva Vizcaya.

Ocean Gold Protest

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