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SoE statement on the present situation in Palestine and Israel

Logo_Transparent.png - 1.05 MBThe present outbreak of violent clashes in East Jerusalem and Gaza have been triggered by Israel’s brutal and violent evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem and the simultaneously co-ordinated attacks by Israeli police on hundreds of peaceful worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque.  Twenty-four people, including nine children, have been killed and more than 600 injured by Israelis heavy bombing of Gaza.  The outrage is spreading across West Bank and Israel.

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Armed Neutrality: an alternative, principled defence policy to safeguard an independent Australia, keep us out of wars and promote peace - Part 1

by Bevan Ramsden

Bevan Ramsden is an ex-telecommunications engineer and a long-time peace activist and advocates for Australia’s independence. He is a member of the coordinating committee of the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)

Armed Neutrality.jpg - 5.32 KBAustralia’s defence policy has for decades been based on dependence on a foreign power with foreign policy subservience to it. This policy has led Australia into disastrous wars and with the establishment of their military bases on our soil, led to loss of our sovereignty. Would an alternative defence policy based on armed neutrality help us regain our national sovereignty, safeguard continental Australia and promote peace? 

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Spirit of Eureka May Day Statement

The following statement by Spirit of Eureka was distributed at May Day rallies throughout the country.

1 May, 2021

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Workers’ struggle must go beyond parliament!

What is the situation that workers find themselves on May Day 2021? It is one of desperation! Before the pandemic the economy was already in a slump, which Covid-19 accelerated into a crash.

• Millions lost jobs

• Millions lost hours and had their incomes cut

• Many used-up their savings and paid leave


• 3.3 million people spent their super

• Many forced onto charities to survive

The Morrison Government was forced into implementing JobKeeper and JobSeeker primarily to keep business afloat during the pandemic/ economic crisis. Now the Coalition Government has cancelled JobKeeper and slashed JobSeeker payments. Millions of workers now face insecurity, homelessness and destitution. To add insult to injury the Coalition, on behalf of big business, is trashing the hard won workplace rights, pay and conditions.

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IPAN Public Statement on recent Israeli genocidial aggression against Palestine

Palestine Rally Adl 22_5_2021_B.jpg - 76.05 KBThe Independent and Peaceful Australia Network calls on the Australian Government to stop its support of the Israeli occupation and condemn the theft of Palestinian homes and land by Israel.

The Australia Government cannot pretend it does not have a role in the violence perpetrated by the Israeli military against Palestinians.

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Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

by Binoy Kampmark

“I am not going to be talking about numbers today,” Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Australia’s Radio National on April 12.  This echoed suggestions from the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who had adopted the position that Australia best forget meeting any clear vaccination targets.  Having left battling the pandemic to State governments, the Federal government has found itself unable to execute its program, if one dare call it that.

Part of the monumental failings of the government can be put down to its stubbornness in prioritising the use of one vaccine.  AstraZeneca was meant to be the vaccine wonder, the Godhead, the miraculous deliverer.  CSL, Australia’s only vaccine manufacturer, was given the task of producing the majority of 54 million ordered doses at its Broadmeadows factory in Melbourne.  Many of those now risk being essentially useless.

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