Issue #1946

The Guardian • Issue #1946 • January 25, 2021

Workers Won't Pay for the Crisis Issue #1946

2021 A year of struggles

Welcome back to all the Workers’ Weekly readers. We will have to fight for a better year for all ensuring that workers don’t pay for the crisis.

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Issue #1946

EDITORIAL – 2021: a New Year but the struggle continues!

2021 is here. For many, the chance to put all the troubles of 2020 behind us, the new year could not come fast enough. However, communists know full well that a simple changing of the calendar will not make the circumstances of 2020 disappear.

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Worker Issue #1946

“Supporting Private Profit Growth”

Just days before Parliament rose for the summer break, the Coalition government tabled legislation with the aim of accelerating its anti-worker, anti-union agenda on behalf of employers.

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The over-representation of First Nations People in the judicial system Issue #1946

The over-representation of First Nations People in the judicial system

The incarceration rates of Indigenous people and their deaths in custody continues to be a national disgrace. It is a problem that the government, both at the state and federal level, alongside the ruling class, is unwilling and incapable of being able to address, let alone solve.

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Debit card Issue #1946

No cashless debit card! – No more economic control!

Early in December 2020, the racist and punitive Cashless Debit Card (CDC) trials were extended for another two years, a compromise on the attempts to make the CDC trials permanent.

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Don't celebrate invasion. Issue #1946

Restrictions used to redirect focus off invasion day protests

On this year’s Invasion Day, COVID-19 restrictions will be in effect throughout the country to minimise gatherings.

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Frontier Was Stories Issue #1946

Frontier war stories – The great lawman, Dundalli

Boe Spearim, a Gamilaraay, Kooma, and Marrawarri radio host has brought out a groundbreaking podcast series, Frontier Wars Stories, which is dedicated to truth-telling about the side of Australia which has been left out of the history books.

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A sacred 800-year-old birthing tree Issue #1946

“No Trees, No Treaty”: Land Rights and the Class Struggle in Australia today

The ongoing struggle at the Djab Wurrung Embassy has garnered serious media attention in the past year. The issue centres on the Victorian government’s proposal to upgrade the highway between Ararat and Buangor in central Victoria by creating a bypass through Djab Wurrung country.

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46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Issue #1946

Does NEVER AGAIN mean NEVER AGAIN?

On 9th December 2020, an interim report was released on the parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The report was titled Never Again.

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