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Bank for International Settlements and the Everest of debts

by Humphrey McQueen

A presentation given to Solidarity Breakfast on Radio 3CR, 9 JUly 2017

Ring of DebtAs promised last time, we’re going to look into the 2016-17 Report from the Bank for International Settlements.

Since we can’t assume that all our listeners have heard all our discussions over the past ten years, I’ll risk offending those who can remember every one of them by darting back to this time in 2007.

2007

I’d stumbled upon the Bank’s Report for 2006-7. At the time, I didn’t know what the Bank for International Settlements was. We’ll say a bit about its history in a moment.

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Step Back from the Brink in Syria

IPAN

Independent & Peaceful Australia Network media release 23 June 2017

US aircraft in Syria"The situation in Syria is deeply concerning, as the world edges closer to a military confrontation between the US and Russia.

"Such a confrontation, alongside the tension points in eastern Europe on the Russian border, makes the possibility of stumbling into an extended or even nuclear war closer than it has been for decades," says Annette Brownlie, spokesperson for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network.
 
"This is reflected in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists recently moving their Doomsday Clock to 2-and-a-half minutes to midnight - the closest since the beginning of the full-scale nuclear arms race in 1954.

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“Stand Up Fight Back” Sydney Rally

by Richard Buckdale

Enough is enoughOn Tuesday June 20th, throughout Australia, there were National Day of Action rallies demanding a stop to attacks on workers. The rallies were called by the CFMEU and supported by workers from a variety of unions including the MUA, ETU, AMWU, metal workers, plumbers, FSU, NSW Teachers Federation and NTEU.

The Sydney day started at 11 am with workers meeting and assembling at Belmore Park, opposite Central Railway.

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Fresh Boer War Atrocity

by Humphrey McQueen

Canberra 30 May 2017

Boer War Mem CanberraThe Boer War memorial along Canberra's Anzac Parade includes statues of four horsemen to represent an Australian patrol on the Veldt. What truth demands is a Boer War memorial with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to recall the 25,000 Boer women and children and at least 15,000 black Africans who died in British concentration camps.

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CODE:RED

This article was a Spirit of Eureka leaflet handed out at the Stop the War on Workers June 20th rallies in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

KNOW THE FACTS ON THE NEW BUILDING CODE

Under the Code, construction workers say they fear:Melbourne 20 June 2017

*Union Clothing, Stickers, Posters, and Flags   [BANNED!]

 *Walking Shop Stewards and Delegates Rights   [BANNED!]

 *Limits on Number of Casuals    [BANNED!]

 *Contractor Wages Clauses   [BANNED!] 
 
*Inclement Weather Clauses    [THREATENED!]

 *Christmas and Easter Shutdowns   [THREATENED!]

*RDO Calendar    [THREATENED!]

*36 Hour Week, and more!!    [THREATENED!]

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