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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
Katharine Susannah Prichard
The historical period in which Katharine Susannah Prichard grew up proved tumultuous politically.
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.
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.
In the early 1960s, Somalia – a country of some 10mil people – was one of the first African countries to enjoy a democratic transfer...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horn of Africa
It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa.
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.
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.
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.