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Current Issue of The Guardian

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

One-stop shop for oppression

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is deeply concerned by the concentration of surveillance powers in a new super “Home Affairs” ministry without any adequate external oversight.  more ...

Editorial – Australia’s maleficent role in East Timor

Last week marked the fourth national election in East Timor since its hard-won independence 15 years ago. Fretilin, the party whose members and supporters led the struggle for national liberation from Indonesia, appear to have won the largest number of votes along with the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction. Both have been in a government of national unity since 2015. Australia’s maleficent role still hangs over East Timor’s history of struggle for independence.  more ...

Qld Youth horrors revealed

Stories of children being locked up, hogtied and sedated while in youth detention have been exposed after previously censored information from an official report was revealed.  more ...

ABC faces death of a thousand cuts

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson recently called on the government to slash the ABC’s budget. She was infuriated because the ABC had just broadcast a brilliant Four Corners program on her dictatorial rule over her party.  more ...

Taking Issue – What’s really behind the US interest in Korea?

It is an elementary rule when examining the foreign policy decisions of capitalist governments to “follow the money”, in other words, who profits from the decision? The US and its imperialist allies, including the Australian government, have made a huge song and dance – have, in fact, waged a propaganda war – against tiny North Korea’s efforts to defend itself against the USA’s constant threats of aggression. Why? Because the US is actually scared of North Korea (more properly called the DPRK – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)? No, of course not.  more ...

Lost in exile

A little-known group of Indian Ocean Islanders, forcibly removed from their homes almost half-a-century ago and left to their own devices after being deported to England, are still fighting for recognition and basic rights, reports Alexi Demetriadi.  more ...

Argentina’s brave mothers keep marching

Forty years ago, Argentina’s “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” planted the seeds of a resistance movement when they took to the capital’s main square to demand answers about the fate of their children who had disappeared at the hands of the military junta which had seized power. Although civilian rule was restored in 1983 and some of those guilty have since been convicted, the now octogenarian mothers still continue to march demanding full accountability for the “30,000 disappeared”.  more ...

Culture & Life – The State of Food and Agriculture

Over 1,000 delegates gathered in Rome July 3-8 to attend the 40th Session of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Conference with the theme of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. A delegation of the South Centre attended the FAO conference which is held every two years. The Conference comprises plenary meetings, committee meetings and several side events on issues of climate change, biodiversity, water scarcity and conflict and migration among others. Below is the full statement of the G77 and China, delivered by Elias Eljuri Abraham, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  more ...

Quote of the Week

If we say that it is not the Party but the trade unions that put up candidates and administrate, it may sound very democratic and might help us to catch a few votes, but not for long. It will be fatal for the dictatorship of the proletariat.

VI Lenin, 1920

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