Eileen Whitehead

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Issue #1949

Musings on governance: past, present, and future

The present lack of mass support for a genuinely working-class party in countries such as Australia, the UK, and the US, is a void that ensures that the mainstream space of political discourse is unanimous in its backing for ruling-class interests, against those of the working people.

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Issue #1992

Western propaganda

Dear Editor, Why is it that despite many developed countries, such as the US, UK, and almost all members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

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Issue #1980

Ramifications of the US blockade on Cuba – international socialism

From its inception in 1962, the embargo against Cuba has remained the most comprehensive US economic sanctions regime against any country in the world.

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Issue #2031

Why America is alarmed

Every five years, the delegates of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 96 million members – meet to elect its top leaders and set...

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Issue #1978

Cybersecurity – who’s secure? Revelations by the Pegasus Project

Since 2016, Amnesty International’s Security Lab has been involved with a group known as the Pegasus Project to investigate the abuse of more than 50,000 phone numbers.

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Issue #1993


Under the cloak of the global pandemic, the US military-industrial complex is gleefully organising another war to rescue capitalism. The propaganda machine has certainly made...

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Issue #2037

Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena

Fernandes explains Australia’s transference of subservience from the United Kingdom to the United States of America since World War II. His lucid explanation reveals that...

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Issue #1957

A Cohesive Society After Capitalism

It seems that the capitalist way of living has been with us forever, but it has only come about since early global trading developed around the sixteenth century.

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Issue #1952

Katharine Susannah Prichard

The historical period in which Katharine Susannah Prichard grew up proved tumultuous politically.

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Issue #1952

Joan Williams – author, peace activist and fighter for women’s rights

When awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1996, Joan Williams accepted it on behalf of “her unrecognised sisters who serve the community.”

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Issue #1953

Socialist and capitalist response to COVID-19 and vaccinations

Now more than ever is probably a good time to look at the difference in responses between socialist and capitalist countries

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Issue #1990

Australian-UK-US nuclear submarine deal exposes civilian-military links

Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone, writing for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, highlighted several salient points in their paper, telling us a lot about the thinking of those pushing nuclear energy.

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Issue #1982

The wane of the West

How many millions of innocent civilians have died in retaliation for what is usually a considerably lesser number of people attacked and killed by a terrorist action?

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Issue #2013

World beyond war – global peace wave

Over the weekend 25-26 June, people all over the world joined up to protest the continual wars around the globe. Naturally, because of the time...

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The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. Issue #2064

What is to be done, and how not to do it

I have been inspired to write this by reading Amitav Ghosh’s brilliant novel The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, which ends: “Much,...

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Issue #1954

Rallies in Perth push for climate action

The WA Forest Alliance had a busy week, holding their Grand Postcard Delivery Rally in West Perth on Wednesday 10th March.

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Issue #1994

Putin and Xi plot to escape SWIFT

At present, in the midst of the panic and pandemonium being created by the world’s press about Russia and China, no one has mentioned that...

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Soldier in camouflage with gun. Issue #2066

Weapons corporations are making a killing

Weapons corporations are making a killing exporting terror around the world. While the USA’s top five weapons contractors make profits topping $200 billion, they’re never...

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Issue #1972

Somalia today

In the early 1960s, Somalia – a country of some 10mil people – was one of the first African countries to enjoy a democratic transfer...

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Issue #1959

Softening its mates up for another war?

Has anyone actually scrutinised the piffle that Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, recently came out with?

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Issue #1960

Afghanistan, will the US lose the war as well as the peace?

It’s little wonder that Joe Biden wants to get his troops out of Afghanistan.

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Issue #1983

Morrison’s devious campaigning on climate change (amongst other things)

Most people are bewailing the lack of leadership we’re experiencing at the moment, with many believing our politicians are “thick.” I prefer the word “devious,”...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2105


The case that Brittany Higgins brought against Bruce Lehrmann exposed the inadequacy of our legal system when it comes to giving  women a ‘fair go’...

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Issue #1956

Independent & Peaceful Australia Network webinar on Defence and Foreign Policy

The lockdowns brought about by the pandemic have proved there is a silver lining to every cloud. It has introduced me to “zooming” and a wealth of wonderfully informative webinars: this one held on 25th March by IPAN, being no exception.

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Issue #1958

Scandals INC. – LNP Coalition

It must be something to do with our convict past: a country built upon shonky dealings, dog-eat-dog values, and capitalist ethics (that’s an oxymoron)! So, by 2021, our political representatives have made non-accountability into a fine art.

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Issue #2046

Minnow Australia in the Anglosphere

Why does Australia want nuclear submarines at all? The 2016 Defence White Paper tell us that “the key capabilities of the future submarine will include:...

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Issue #2030

Let’s rebuild the anti-war movement

There are many Australians currently opposed to the AUKUS pact with all its sinister implications for our country  since it was first handed to us...

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Issue #2003

Sham carbon projects have cost taxpayers $1 billion

The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has spent more than one billion dollars of public money on projects which do not have a chance in hell...

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Issue #1966

Industrial policy for Australia post COVID-19 webinar

This webinar proved to be a most interesting Q&A debate between Sarah Howe, chairing the session and Professor John McKay, Hon. Prof of the Faculty of the Arts and Education at Deakin University.

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Issue #1987

Let’s look at the reasons why Pacific Islanders hate nuclear and AUKUS

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States tested sixty-seven nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands.

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Issue #1986

“Justice for JC” Protest, West Perth

On the steps of the West Australian Parliament House on Thursday 28th October, I attended a protest with about 100 other people, mostly Indigenous, calling for justice for JC.

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Issue #1971

Horn of Africa

It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa.

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Issue #1975

Our Machiavellian Prime Minister’s secret committees

A recent ruling by Justice Richard White in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), has confirmed that all working documents for the meetings of federal, state, and territory leaders are made accessible under freedom of information law.

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Issue #1965

Effect of the military on carbon emissions and soil pollution

Every second year the US and Australian military hold war games, called Talisman Sabre in Queensland, in areas of high environmental significance: some being world heritage areas and natural heritage sites.

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Issue #1970

Where’s the fair go gone?

Since 9/11, we’ve experienced governments giving enormous powers to police forces and intelligence services in order to facilitate anti-terrorist laws.

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Issue #2068

Nuclear (con) fusion

It’s increasingly evident that the reason the LNP quietly introduced the AUKUS pact into Australia just prior to the nation going into an election, was...

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United States Air Force - McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Voodoo interceptor-fighter Issue #2055

The Warfare State

The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies has released an analysis of the militarised budget in the United States, titled “The Warfare...

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