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An invitation for unity against corporate divide and rule

An open letter to the NSW and Federal Governments: Genuine community engagement is key to controlling Covid

Anti_Covid_MELBOURNE_Demo.jpg - 63.18 KBSpirit of Eureka NSW invites you to join those who have already signed our Open Letter. Although it is addressed to the NSW and Federal Governments, we know politicians from the major parliamentary parties overwhelmingly dance to the tune of giant corporations. The Business Council of Australia conducts the orchestra.  But there are divisions. The NSW Premier is under attack from all directions, most obviously from within her own Coalition. It reflects differences between corporate groups. On one side are corporations like BHP pretending that imperialism has a human face. On the other are Murdoch and US war corporations making hundreds of billions from nuclear submarines and other weapons. There is always money for war!

Yet under Covid-19 restrictions more people than ever struggle to put food on the table.

Spirit of Eureka isn’t about infighting or more divide and conquer between peoples of different states. Those dividing borders were drawn on maps to separate the original British colonies.

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War Hero Major David McBride speaks out on the Taliban and Afghanistan

FULL INTERVIEW: War Hero Major David McBride speaks out on the Taliban and Afghanistan on @MoatsTV with @GeorgeGalloway

Excellent interview about the truth of what really happened in Afghanistan - total disaster for the Afghan People and a humiliating defeat for the USA.

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A Composer of the Music of Struggle: Comrade Mikis Theodorakis has died

by Don Longo

Mikis_Theodorakis.jpg - 60.44 KBWho can resist the stirring sound of the bouzouki played on a deserted Cretan beach as two men dance the sirtaki in a state of Dionysian ecstasy? Or the powerful voice of Greek singer Maria Farandouri singing about Mauthausen concentration camp to music of profound melancholy. Or indeed, the pounding insistence of the musical scores of films like Z and Serpico? Those who have been moved by these sights and sounds owe their experience to the great Greek musician Mikis Theodorakis who has died aged 96. Vale Comrade Theodorakis.
Theodorakis’ life was one of relentless struggle. The following tribute appeared in Marianne, a magazine affiliated with the French Communist Party, on 3 September 2021. It was written by Greek Correspondent Fabien Perrier under the title ‘Figure de l'histoire grecque du XXe siècle, le musicien Mikis Theodorakis est mort à 96 ans’. It has been edited and translated from the French by me. Note that I have changed the tenses in the article to make them more compatible with English phraseology.

From the Marianne article - An emblem of resistance in modern Greece, Mikis Theodorakis died [on] Thursday, 2 September, at the age of 96. […] He was a composer of international fame and unfailing commitment, and a symbol of the Greek struggle in defense of freedom against Nazi barbarism, the regime of the Colonels and, more recently, of the international financial troika during the global financial crisis.

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Stories from South-Western Sydney: Meeting on Zoom

How can we unite to help those who find themselves thrown onto Covid front lines?

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Our screens are alternately full of horror stories of barely coping systems on Covid front lines, vaccine conspiracies and promises about vaccines opening the country.

What about workers? What about First Peoples or prisoners?

Spirit of Eureka NSW invites you to a series of online events.

First up, Mira, Heidi and Andrew.

Mira and Heidi are NSW Nurses and Midwives Association members, who’ll tell of Covid Wards and Emergency Departments. Andrew Viller is a high school teacher who now lives in militarised Fairfield district, while teaching where Covid is raging.

Our aim is not to shock, but to help build strength and solidarity.

When: Thursday September 16, 6:30 PM (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time) 6:00 PM  (Adelaide time)

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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The Rules-Based Order

by Clinton Fernandes

Empire by Another Name

Try and Stop US.jpg - 31.96 KBDuring the Biden administration’s first official meeting with China in March 2021, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared he was ‘committed to leading with diplomacy to advance the interests of the United States and to strengthen the rules-based international order’. Yang Jiechi, the director of China’s Foreign Affairs Commission, countered by saying that China and the international community upheld ‘the United Nations-centred international system and the international order underpinned by international law, not what is advocated by a small number of countries of the so-called rules-based international order’.1

But what is ‘the rules-based international order’? And what role does Australia play in it?

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