Issue #2040

The Guardian • Issue #2040 • February 13, 2023

Issue #2040

Early Childhood Educators – RAISE OUR WAGE!

Early Childhood Educators are demanding a 25 per cent wage rise to address a sector-wide worker crisis that is forcing centres to cut back and...

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Balloons

Anyone who wants a pleasant song to sing with children should look up the 2002 They Might Be Giants’ song “Where do they make Balloons?,”...

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The Communist Party of Australia Calls for a YES vote to the Voice in the upcoming Referendum

The Communist Party of Australia Central Committee at its meeting in January 2023 came out proudly in favour of a YES vote in the upcoming...

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An unsustainable govt

In the February Monthly Essay, “Capitalism After the Crises”, Treasurer Jim Chalmers refers to “hard decisions” that “will accompany hard times ahead” and “the unsustainable...

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Chalmers’ oxymoron

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says it is time to “rethink capitalism,” time for a “values-based capitalism” with “efficient markets.” He is critical of the neoliberal responses...

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Anti-anti-Semitism, or attacking dissent?

In the last week of January this year, the University of Melbourne adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. It is the...

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Australian Strategic Shipping Fleet Taskforce progress

The Australian Shipping, Strategic Fleet Taskforce – established by the Albanese Federal government to advise on the implementation of its pre-election promise to revitalise Australian...

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DINGO

“Exhausted,” “struggling to cope,” “let down,” “dangerous,” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst...

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Voice, Treaty and Truth Telling

The requests from the Uluru Statement from the Heart imply a journey that all Australians will need to take together to achieve a nation espousing...

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GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Welcome to Green Notes, a fortnightly column which will cover climate change, environmental issues and biodiversity and their impact on humanity including indigenous...

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Free Palestine, end the occupation

The Communist Party of Australia calls for the end to the ongoing Israeli occupation of all Palestinian lands, the establishment of an Independent Palestinian State...

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Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

The recent fighting in the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of 47 Palestinians, including 17 children, as Israeli forces targeted leaders of the Palestinian...

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Global briefs Issue #2040

GLOBAL BRIEFS

THE PHILIPPINES: The US and the Philippines announced plans for four more US bases to be established in the Philippines. The agreement was reached during...

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Albanese’s PNG visit falls flat

In the second week of January of this year, Prime Minister Albanese made a delayed visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Albanese addressed the PNG...

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Solidarity with the Peruvian people

Communist and workers’ parties around the world have expressed their condemnation at the removal of Peruvian president Pedro Castillo in a right-wing coup d’état last...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2040

WEASEL WORDS

Restraint (rɪˈstrnt) Our first word comes from the very weasely team at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who would like the government to...

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Inhumane medical blockade

Mahdi Amer, 35, lost his father at the beginning of the new year. Ibrahim Amer was 65. He had a heart attack. But due to...

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