Issue #2050

The Guardian • Issue #2050 • May 1, 2023

Issue #2050

Fight back!

May Day is just eight days away from the federal budget. All we hear from Treasurer Jim Chalmers are attempts to soften up the electorate...

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May Day 2023: What do we march for?

1889 is a long way behind us, and the first May Day commemoration honouring the workers killed and wounded in the Haymarket confrontation in Chicago...

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Coles bargaining 2023: Not down down

RAFFWU, the Retail And Fast Food Workers Union is bargaining for members at Coles.  Workers at Australia’s second-biggest supermarket chain can sign up to have...

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For-profit health in the trolley

In the language of privatisation, Sydney’s public trains call the millions who use the system daily, not commuters, but “customers.” Now, with Woolworths, the giant...

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Public Housing in Glebe saved!

Pro-public housing group Hands off Glebe has been campaigning to stop the sell-off of public housing in Sydney’s Glebe area for years. Now they have...

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Open letter to Albanese: Raise the rate

Politicians academics, business leaders, community advocates and other prominent Australians have joined in a rare display of unity to urge the Prime Minister to implement...

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“No empathy, no morals”

The following is a statement from Murujuga traditional custodians responding to the announcement today (25th April) that Perdaman will begin the immediate removal of sacred...

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MUA goes hard for renewable energy

The Commonwealth government is holding a consultation on declaring an “Offshore Renewable Energy Area” off the coast of Newcastle, running from Port Stephens south to...

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DINGO

The governments of ten Latin American and Caribbean countries met to discuss the best ways to jointly counter the inflationary wave sweeping the world which...

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Raise the rate raises the roof

So many different sources are speaking out against the Albanese government’s refusal to “raise the rate” – meaning increase Jobseeker, Commonwealth Rent Assistance, and related...

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Penny Wong. Issue #2050

Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality

When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...

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GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Australians spend more than $570 and consume around 500 litres per person on bottled water per annum – second only to Singapore. The...

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63 years: A call to end the Cuban blockade

On 10th February 2023, local councillors in Washington DC put up resolution PR25-0113 calling for the Biden administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors...

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Global briefs Issue #2050

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: The deputies of the newly constituted National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) re-elected Miguel Diaz Canel as President of the Republic of Cuba with...

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Space and technology Issue #2050

No weapons in space

As the US war preparations escalate, its plans for domination here on earth also extend to the weaponising of space. At the UN Conference on...

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HALF THE SKY

Many people are struggling to put a roof over their head for an affordable price. Current legislation at both state and federal level allows for...

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Sugar cane plantation, c 1923. Issue #2050

Sugar and blackbirding

The Queensland sugar industry annually generates $2 billion, and this industry began with indentured labour. In July 2021 the mayor of Bundaberg, Jack Dempsey, made...

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A woman of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Issue #2050

Hands off Africa

 Pope Francis’s recent visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo has focused world attention on a “forgotten genocide” in a region long exploited by...

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