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IPAN Victoria Rally for Peace! Berlin Guerrero

End Australia's Involvement in US-led wars; No war with China

The (In)significance of July 4 for the Filipino People

Berlin was the speaker from the Filipino Delegation and who is the Chairperson, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Australia

Berlin_G.jpg - 42.19 KBJuly 4, 1946 marked the day of the sham Declaration of Independence of the Philippines from the United States of America. It is a nominal independence. Sovereignty in name only. A bogus freedom because the Philippines continue to be a neo-colony of the United States until now.

The Philippines was a colony of Spain for 400 years beginning in the 1500’s until the turn of the 19th century. Patriotic Filipinos launched an armed revolution against Spain and became victorious to the point of establishing a Republic. But this victory was cut in the bud by the coming of United States as a nascent imperialist power which took the Philippines from Spain to be its new colonial master. Another imperialist power, Japan, was also able to set foot in the Philippines during WWII controlling the country for three years. However, its imperial army was almost defeated by the People Army against Japan. But again, US returned to re-establish its hold and set up its puppet regime to maintain its neo-colonial, imperialist control.

From 1946 to 2021, the Philippines has been ruled by US-sponsored regimes. These puppet governments ensured the continuous exploitation of its natural and human resources, become the dumping ground of finished non-industrial products and to serve as a strategic military outpost in the Asia Pacific region.

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IPAN Victoria Rally for Peace! Shirley Winton

End Australia's Involvement in US-led wars; No war with China

Shirley spoke on behalf of IPAN (Victoria). This speech was one of many delivered in Melbourne at Queen Victoria Market, 4 July 2021.

Shirley_W.jpg - 63.58 KBThank you for coming to this 4th July rally for peace – No Australian involvement in US-led wars – No war with China.

This rally is organised by Independent and Peaceful Australia Network – Victoria; and endorsed by Pax Christi, Melbourne Unitarian Peace Church Memorial, Maritime Union of Australia, Spirit of Eureka, Medical Association for Prevention of Wars, Health and Community Sector Union, Free Assange Melbourne, CICD, Earth Worker, Melbourne May Day Committee, PASA, Bayan, and many others.

I acknowledge that we’re on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of Kulan nation. We pay our respects to the First People’s culture, their elders' past, present and emerging.  Sovereignty never ceded, always was and always will be Aboriginal land.  Australia’s independence cannot be realised without genuine Sovereignty and a just Treaty with the First People.

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network is a broad national network of over 50 organisations and many individuals who’ve come together to campaign for an independent and peaceful Australian foreign policy, to end Australia’s involvement in US-led wars and the US-Australia alliance.  We call for the removal of all foreign troops and bases from Australia.   (Information table and if you want to find out more about IPAN.)

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Australia Liberal Party And The Far-Right: Localised Plots In South Australia; Bigger Conspiracies??

by Richard Stone

Pentecostals_Liberals.jpg - 50.91 KBThe recent announcement the South Australian Liberal Party State Branch had terminated the membership of a large number of members on the basis their views were politically unacceptable was conducted on a strictly localised basis.

The problem, however, has long-standing national considerations for the Liberal party and those other organisations it is associated with.

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Protests against the Springbok tour 1971

Protester-being-dragged-from-oval-during-Springbok-game-in-Adelaide-1971-300x286.jpg - 34.62 KBThis July is the 50th anniversary of the Springbok football tour of Australia. Anti-Apartheid Protestors across Australia stood together to oppose the South African Springbok rugby team tour of the country. Indigenous activists, political militants, unions, students and citizens of conscience hurled smoke bombs into the matches, blew whistles, invaded the fields and harassed the South African rugby players where ever they went.

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4 July Rally in Melbourne goes ahead; 4 July Rallies In Sydney and Adelaide Cancelled

Sunday, 3rd July 2021 AT 9.30 AM - 12.30 AM - Queen Victoria Marke, Melbourne
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Join IPAN Victoria and many other organisations for a leaflet handout and public discussion on Australia's role in U.S. led wars and the need for peace. Today, the U.S. is the biggest global military power with close to 1,000 military bases and hundreds of thousands of troops stationed around the world, including Australia.

We have followed the U.S. into war time and time again, with only bloodshed to show for it. Now is the time to talk about how Australia can become a truly independent and peaceful country. We hope to see you down at the Victoria Market in Melbourne near the main car park.
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After serious discussion, IPAN organisers decided to CANCEL the 4 July Rallies in Sydney and Adelaide because of the grave COVID restrictions being applied around the country. The last thing we want to do is risk peoples' health and safety.

We are disappointed and expect many of you are to with this CANCELLATION. This was to be a national event and because of the lockdown in Sydney and severe restrictions in the other states, IPAN called the rally off. However, organisers will definitely put on a, "NO WAR WITH CHINA" Rally when we get the all-clear and it is safe to organise a public event.

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