Issue #1968

The Guardian • Issue #1968 • July 5, 2021

Issue #1968

Only solidarity can defeat COVID

Around the globe, COVID-19 in its various mutations continues to spread, with the health systems of many developing nations unable to cope and vaccines in short supply.

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Wage raise a good start but not enough!

Last month, the Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage by 2.5 per cent – raising it to $20.33 an hour.

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CPA delegation to Canberra

The CPA sent a diplomatic delegation to Canberra last week.

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RAFFWU protected action ballot order marks new era for retail unionism

On 22nd June 2021, the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) secured a Protected Action Ballot Order for its workers at the ironically named Sydney bookstore “Better Read Than Dead.”

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What would a people’s budget look like?

As both federal and state governments begin to shape their next budgets, the Communist Party of Australia held a Politics in the Pub to discuss what a People’s Budget would look like.

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A crucial ally of imperialism – the origins of Israel and its role in the Middle East

Palestine was first occupied by the Ottoman Empire, but after the break-up of that entity in the First World War it was transferred to the British Empire under the Sykes-Picot agreement, which divided up the Middle East between Britain and France.

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Menulog trial marks gig milestone

The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the commencement of Menulog’s employment trial as an important milestone toward achieving minimum rights and standards in the food delivery industry.

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Punish police prejudice, United Nations urges world

The United Nations has called for an end to impunity for police who violate the human rights of black people in a landmark race report.

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CPA interview with Daniel Gasparri

During a recent visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Embassy in Canberra, a CPA delegation interviewed HE Daniel Gasparri, Charge d’affaires, on the importance of the Bicentenary of the Battle of Carabobo.

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NATO “testing the waters” with Russia in the Black Sea

On 23rd June, the British warship HMS Defender entered the territorial waters of Crimea, sparking a response of two warning shots from a patrol ship and four bombs dropped by a Russian Navy Su-24M jet.

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Chile: Poll favours communist candidate in presidential election

According to a survey released on Monday, Daniel Jadue, the candidate for the Communist Party of Chile, is positioned at the top of the polls for the upcoming presidential elections of next November 21.

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US seizes Iranian news websites

The United States has committed yet another act of piracy, this time digital.

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After McDonalds:

In the 14th district of Marseille, former McDonalds’ employees have led an ongoing occupation of an abandoned franchise by turning it into a food distribution centre.

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Teamsters vote on Amazon union initiative

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the largest unions in the United States, voted 24th June to approve a resolution titled “Building Worker Power at Amazon.”

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Loyalty oaths for teachers in Florida’s new red scare

The Red Scare is back in Florida.

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China, Russia agree to extend Good-Neighbourliness Treaty as Putin congratulates CPC on centenary in phone call with Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday three days ahead of the centennial of the Communist Party of China ...

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