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Covid-19 pandemic and capitalism

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Whichever way we look at the Covid-19 Pandemic and its dire consequences for the people, especially the working class, we inevitably come up against the brutal profit driven capitalist system.

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds every day, we also learn more about monopoly capitalism and the urgency to end the capitalist system. On all measures, capitalism is not only incapable of preventing, managing the pandemic and protecting the people, but is itself the root cause of the economic and health crises.  This pandemic is shining a powerful light on capitalism’s destructive forces against humanity and the environment.

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L.I.F.E Campaign Launch - Eileen Darley

LIFE (Living Incomes For Everyone) is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for a living income for everyone. It was officially launched on 21 July 2020.

L.I.F.E campaign co-coordinator Eileen Darley kick-started the L.I.F.E Campaign Launch event. In this video
Eileen lays out the current situation facing the majority of Australians under LNP austerity policies articulating the goals and detailing the demands of the L.I.F.E - Living Incomes for Everyone Movement.

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Australia Pours Money Into Insane US War Games Yet Won’t Support Its Own Citizens

This article came from caitlinjohnstone.com

by Caitlin Johnstone

During a suspended parliament without properly elected supervision, the Australian government is slashing financial protections for its own economically struggling citizens while pouring vast fortunes into supporting dangerous US cold war escalations against Australia’s number one trading partner.

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Climate crisis needs bold measures - Nationalise fossil fuel monopolies for a rapid transition to clean energy!

Climate crisis needs bold measures
Nationalise fossil fuel monopolies for a rapid transition to clean energy!

 Spirit of Eureka

 During the last decade the climate crisis has impacted severely on the Australian people and the biodiversity of the natural environment.

The climate crisis has been marked by a long drought across much of the country, with major river systems reduced to trickles, some choked by algae, dead fish and water-life. Yet other regions have suffered damaging floods and storms. Weather patterns have shifted, affecting both large and small scale agricultural production, especially wine and honey producers.

Storms and rising sea levels have threatened many coastal communities, while the bleaching of coral reefs continues. Shifting sea temperatures and currents have also affected fish populations and traditional fishing grounds.

Last summer’s horrendous bushfires that overwhelmed communities and fire and emergency services across Australia have rammed home the reality of climate warming and the urgency of taking measures to reverse it.

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Does Australia need independence from the USA?

4th July is when the United States celebrates its independence and has now become a day when anti-imperialists around the world protest against US imperialism's domination of their countries. Therefore it was fitting occasion for Spirit of Eureka to hold a Zoom webinar on 4th July 2020 about the question: Does Australia need independence from the USA? This zoom webinar forum discussed the political, economic and military relationship between Australia and the USA. Speakers: Prof. Clinton Fernandes, Dr. Margaret Beavis, Denis McNamara (Spirit of Eureka and CFMEU-NSW delegate).

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