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Current Issue of The Guardian

April 26, 2017 - click here for index of articles.

NO to war – Peace is union business

The world is spiralling towards World War Three, a nuclear war which nobody can win. US imperialist aggression is out of control, directly or indirectly threatening independent nation states on every continent of the globe.  more ...


Editorial – Shared values

Amid continued rhetoric of “Australian values” and national identity, the Turnbull government has said it is overhauling Australia’s citizenship laws, including abolishing 457 visas and replacing them with two new visas.  more ...

From penal powers to … penal powers

In 1965 a dispute arose over the introduction of one-man bus routes in Melbourne. Union bans on the disputed routes led to fines being imposed in 1966. By 1969 the Tramways Union had accrued some 40 fines totalling $13,200.  more ...

“A better world is possible”

Every year the Australian Cuban Friendship Societies hold its Consultation with the Cuban ambassador in a city around Australia which has an active branch. The Consultation had not been held in Albury since 2003 and many members of the ACFS had not previously visited the city situated on the mighty Murray River which forms the southern border between NSW with Victoria.  more ...

Book Review – Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha will forever be associated with Art Nouveau, and anyone who watches Antiques Roadshow knows that that encompasses flowing lines, floral motifs and the idealisation of the female form. Mucha developed his distinctive style of decorative and commercial art while scratching a living as a penniless artist in Paris.  more ...

Can rational thinking save the world?

The West has brought the world to the brink of total collapse, but its citizens, even its intellectuals, are stubbornly refusing to grasp the urgency. Like ostriches, many are hiding their heads in the sand. Others are behaving like a surgeon who opts for treating a small cut on a finger of his patient who is actually dying from a terrible gunshot wound.  more ...

Gramsci’s legacy

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci and his legacy is the focus of the Edinburgh People’s Festival on April 29.  more ...

Piece of cake

Here’s the Commander-in-chief of the Beautiful Piece of Chocolate Cake School of Foreign Policy, expanding on his next move regarding North Korea.  more ...

Taking Issue – Proceed with caution on GMOs

Do you give much thought to bio-security? Or how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation? Well, perhaps you should. As Jonathan R Latham, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the US Bioscience Resource Project, has noted, “novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. Yet none of these products come with an adequate data set of scientific information.” Latham is the publisher of Independent Science News ( He has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, virology, and genetics.  more ...

Quote of the Week

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

Angela Davis

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