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Current Issue of The Guardian

September 21, 2016 - click here for index of articles.

Talking treaties – Strong united voice

Representatives from 46 First Nations from across the Murray Darling Basin met in Canberra last month to discuss Aboriginal water rights and the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.  more ...


Editorial – Long march continues

As the US “pivot to Asia” unfolds, its agenda of undermining China, diplomatically, militarily and economically is becoming starkly apparent. Central to this objective is the working over of history by the hacks in the mass media rewrite rooms, exposing the “myths” of China’s revolutionary march.  more ...

NSW Libs to privatise more hospitals

The Baird Liberal government in NSW has announced plans to privatise five of the state’s public hospitals, at Maitland, Wyong, Goulburn, Shellharbour and Bowral. The excuse, of course, is that they all need infusions of capital and the state does not have sufficient funds to do that. So private operators have been invited to “partner” with the government in building/upgrading and running the hospitals.  more ...

The legacy of Eureka – An interview in labour history

In light of the attacks on organised labour in Australia, the Guardian’s Marcus Browning talked to Peter Lalor, the leader of the 1854 armed insurrection by miners at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, about the uprising and its legacy how he perceives changes in Australia since.  more ...

Taking Issue – Costly health care and defending the revolution

People quite rightly fear that the Libs – if given the chance – would rush to push us all on to an American-style hyper-expensive fee-paying system of privatised health care. If anyone is still unsure of just what that would be like, they need look no further than the scandal-ridden field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics.  more ...

Australia participates in US war crimes

The involvement of RAAF aircraft in the US slaughter of Syrian troops protecting a Syrian airbase from ISIS terrorists stems from Australia’s participation in the whole criminal enterprise of targeting and destroying a sovereign nation to advance US imperial interests in the Middle East.  more ...

Argentine workers on the march

On September 2, more than 200,000 Argentine workers rallied in the Plaza de Mayo in downtown Buenos Aires, the capital, to denounce the right-wing, anti-labour policies of the country’s president, Mauricio Macri. This demonstration may presage a movement toward unity on the part of the country’s traditionally split labour movement.  more ...

The US blockade of Cuba remains

Although positive steps have been taken to modify aspects of the blockade, existing restrictions impede progress in the normalisation of relations, and on September 14, the President reauthorised the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act, the original basis of the blockade when it was established in 1962.  more ...

Culture & Life – Mother Theresa and Mike Baird

I see the Catholic Church has created yet another saint to add to its enormous collection of accredited miracle workers. The curious idea that certain pious individuals can do the impossible, namely work miracles, dates back to the so-called “dark ages”, a period in European history when learning was under the domination of the Church and ignorance was rife. Science was virtually non-existent and everything – whether natural phenomenon or human condition – was explained as the act of an omniscient and omnipotent God.  more ...

Quote of the Week

Philosophers have interpreted the world, the point however is to change it.

Karl Marx

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