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Half A Century of Pain


A selection of images from the book Half a Century of Pain – 50 Years of Agent Orange Disaster in Vietnam – 1961-2011, published by the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  more ...



Current Issue of The Guardian

January 28, 2015 - click here for index of articles.

Anti-union wave coming

Imagine working weekends and night shifts without penalty rates, on a minimum wage that has been cut, with no access to unfair dismissal protection, and your union official no right of entry. Awards have been abolished, you are on an individual contract competing with an unrestricted influx of visa workers on $3 an hour for your job. This workers’ nightmare and employers’ paradise is not some figment of the imagination, but the goal of big business and its loyal servant Tony Abbott.  more ...


Editorial – The unions and superannuation

The Abbott government has opened up another front in its war on workers and their trade unions. Union representation on the boards of not-for-profit industry superannuation funds and the default selection of those funds in relevant enterprise agreements are under attack. “Choice”, “competition” and “independence” are the war cries of the marauders of finance capital. The business pages of the corporate press are rallying around federal Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, supporting the view that “unions simply have no business in the superannuation industry”, as an Australian Financial Review editorial put it recently.  more ...


Greek elections – No historic or radical change

The results of elections in Greece on Sunday January 25, that elevated SYRIZA to the position of the first party which will no doubt form a government with the support of minor social democratic parties, did not come as a surprise to most people. On the contrary they were more or less expected.  more ...


Concern over welfare card

The Abbott government is pushing ahead with investigations into a cashless welfare card, despite several of its own reports finding that compulsory income management is ineffective and, in some cases, harmful.  more ...


Which way is Australia’s biosecurity headed?

A recent CSIRO report has raised questions about the nation’s ability to deal with biological threats to Australia’s security.  more ...


The rise of German imperialism

The principal Nazi ideological prop that secured massive financial and political support from Germany’s leading industrialists was the Communist and Soviet threat. The main Nazi military drive, absorbing two-thirds of its best troops, was directed eastward at conquering and destroying Russia.  more ...


Terrorism classification and CIA assassination “comedy”

It is an act of such outrageous hypocrisy and fabricated outrage that the whole world – except the mainstream Western media – can see it for what it is, a vicious, farcical production by the USA’s degenerate warmongering rulers to target another country for regime change.  more ...


An honest conversation with Earth

Language is being called upon to help reinvigorate humanity’s beleaguered relationship with nature. From old wisdom, to “tooling up” for the job with words, Lucy Purdy explores the writers and publications establishing new dialogues with the natural world.  more ...


Culture & Life – The Cold War renewed

Let’s get one thing clear: the Cold War never ended. It never even went away. It just changed tactics for a while. With Gorbachev doing their job for them, the USA and the other imperialist countries could afford to pose as peace-loving champions of friendly relations between all countries.  more ...



Pete's Corner

Over 10 years worth of sharp humour from The Guardian's very own cartoonist Pete Andrew can be accessed from the main menu – or just click here.



     


Discover The Five

This is the story of the Cuban Five, five men in US prisons. The five who? Cuba? Let’s start at the beginning. You know Cuba is an island off the coast of Florida. The people there made a revolution in 1959 and the US government broke diplomatic relations.


16 years is too long – Free the Cuban Five

Published on Sep 16, 2014: Australia-Cuba Friendship Society members express solidarity with the campaign to free the Cuban Five on the 16th anniversary of their incarceration.






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