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Issue #2031

“Brazil Is Back,”  Says Lula After Election Victory

“Today, we are telling the world that Brazil is back and is too big to be relegated to the sad role of a pariah,” he...

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Issue #2021

Using Taiwan to contain China is doomed to fail

Taiwan has been an integral part of China’s territory since ancient times, there is but one China in the world, and the Government of the...

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Issue #2032

Plan of Action of the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

The 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held on October 27-29, 2022 in Havana, Cuba defined the following main guidelines and actions...

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Issue #1991

The UN must end sanctions against the DPRK

On 29th October 2021, China and Russia circulated a draft resolution to fifteen council members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to ease sanctions on the DPRK.

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US imperialism. Issue #2073

Crucial role of UN

The main threat to peace comes from a raging US imperialism, which has made clear in words and actions that it has no need for...

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Issue #1976

Mother Teresa and the politics of postage stamps

On the 12th of August 2021, the United Nations (UN) issued a postage stamp bearing a photo of Saint Mother Teresa for use at the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) at the UN headquarters in New York City.

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Issue #2022

Cuba’s day of liberation celebrated in Sydney

On 26th July 26 1959 an armed force led by Fidel Castro stormed the Moncada Barracks in Cuba, leading to the liberation of the Cuban...

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Hage Geingob Issue #2087

President and anti-apartheid fighter dies

Hage Geingob, the president of Namibia, has died while receiving medical treatment at a local hospital, his office has announced. The Namibian presidency said in...

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Issue #1970

New international coalition seeks to further UN charter principles

Seventeen countries joined together to launch their initiative, forming the Group of friends in defence of the Charter of the United Nations.

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Issue #2033

Cuba wins for the 30th consecutive time at the UN General Assembly

Activists around the world celebrated Cuba’s win at the UN General Assembly as 185 countries voted in favour of Cuba’s draft resolution to end the...

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Chinese temple Issue #2015

China’s principled position on the war in Ukraine

Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states has been the express foundation of China’s response to the war in Ukraine. On that...

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Issue #1964

Venezuela, Russia and China: the route to a multipolar world

The current global order is experiencing tension caused in the main by US-backed imperial power.

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Global briefs Issue #2062

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SYRIA: The Syrians gave a green light last week for the United Nations to use a key crossing from Turkey to the country’s rebel-held north-west...

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Global briefs Issue #2061

GLOBAL BRIEFS

BRITAIN: The number of construction workers killed in site accidents rose sharply from 29 to 45 last year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2089

HALF THE SKY

This year, UN Women Australia has set the theme for International Women’s Day as ‘economic inclusion for women,’ but what does economic inclusion for women...

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Global briefs Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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Issue #2042

Apartheid complicity

Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley’s 2017 report for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (“Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the...

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Rice farmer. Issue #2066

Capitalism’s Global Food Crisis

The world is suffering from a dire food crisis. On 20 July India, the world’s leading rice exporter, supplying 40 per cent of the global...

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Issue #2027

The ideology of a rogue state: a “rules-based international order”

In the last few years, those of us in Western capitalist countries have heard more and more of a so-called “rules-based international order.” To the...

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Global briefs Issue #2059

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SRI LANKA: Former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is accused in a report of tampering with police records in a bid to hamper investigations into mass graves...

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Global briefs Issue #2078

GLOBAL BRIEFS

New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved a resolution to end the US economic blockade of Cuba imposed in 1962. This year...

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Issue #1968

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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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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Global briefs Issue #2077

GLOBAL BRIEFS

TURKIYE: The largest parade of ships and aircraft took place on 29 October in Istanbul to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the...

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Issue #2002

West Papuans escalate their fight for justice

In 1962 the “New York Agreement” signed at the United Nations led to the notorious Act of Free Choice that took place in West Papua...

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Global briefs Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Issue #2066

GREEN NOTES

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) was one of the Conventions that arose out of the 1992 Rio Earth summit. It receives far less...

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Global briefs Issue #2065

NATIONAL BRIEFS

UNITED NATIONS: Global prices for food commodities such as rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out...

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Palestinian boy collect belongings from Gaza ruins. Issue #2099

Gaza pier: US at its most cynical

“The United States has been leading international efforts to get more humanitarian assistance into Gaza. Tonight, I’m directing the US military to lead an emergency...

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Issue #2027

DINGO

Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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Issue #2011

DINGO

A historical perspective brings into sharper focus US imperialism’s strategies in the Asia-Pacific since WW2. The victory over fascism – German Nazism and Japanese militarism,...

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Issue #2025

“To give peace a chance, we need to give peace a budget”

On 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to step back from war preparations...

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Israeli flag on Masada. Issue #2077

Australia: A History of Supporting Israel

On 28 October, 120 member states of the UN General Assembly voted Yes to the resolution for an immediate truce to provide aid to the...

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Issue #2012

Australia “opposes” US statement on UN report into human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine

Australia has refused to sign a statement, alongside over twenty other countries, released by the US regarding an inquiry into human rights violations in Palestine...

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Issue #2017

Scomo’s contempt of government explains why Australia was so poorly managed

It is unfathomable to think that a man who was Prime Minister no less than three months ago has so thoroughly dismissed the institution he...

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Issue #2025

United Nations day of peace

Today, 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to save billions of tax payers’...

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Issue #2033

Australia moves closer to ratifying UN treaty on nuclear weapons

As the threat of war continues to loom as tensions rise in Europe, it is the responsibility of every state – to deter as much...

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Tangshanpeng Wind Farm. Issue #2081

COP28 and China’s gift to the world

The United Nations Climate Change Conference/ Conference of the Parties, better known as COP28, has convened, but there is nothing to celebrate. It is a...

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Refugee children at a shelter in Tangerang, Indonesia. Issue #2059

Stranded in poverty

Hundreds of refugees, mostly Afghan and Sudanese, staged protests on World Refugee Day on 20th June in cities across Indonesia to demand resettlement after years...

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Issue #2027

Landmark UN decision highlights Australia’s climate injustice

In news that will surprise no one, a United Nations Committee has found the former Coalition government to have violated the human rights of Torres...

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Issue #2058

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a warning in the strongest terms that countries must start phasing out oil, coal and gas –...

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Issue #2082

GREEN NOTES

The UN’s 28th annual climate conference, COP28, being held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December to the backdrop of rising global emissions and...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2047

PEACE NOTES

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put together six years worth of work by 700 scientists. Thousands of scientific studies were...

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Issue #2047

Background to IPCC report

The production of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports by consensus, by scientists and governments means that statements that appear in the report summaries...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2057

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Russia and Belarus have signed a deal to deploy Russian tactical nuclear missiles in Belarus. “In the context of an extremely sharp escalation...

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Issue #2047

“Defuse climate time-bomb”

“This is the earth’s last chance to avoid climate disaster,” warns the Intergovernmental UN Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC in its latest report...

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Issue #2081

DINGO

Lock the Gate Alliance and Central Queensland conservationists have condemned the recommendation that Whitehaven’s Winchester South mega coal mine should be approved. The project will...

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Boorloo/Perth rally for Palestine on Sunday 19 November. Issue #2080

We must support Palestine’s right to self-determination

People around the world are witnessing every day the televised genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In Australia, and internationally, ever larger rallies are...

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Rally for Palestine. Issue #2085

Palestine: Australia complicit in genocide

It beggars belief that Australia has suspended funding to the UN agency providing aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It did so following unsubstantiated...

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In support of Palestine rally, Perth. Issue #2075

ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA!

Israel stands condemned for its brutal aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and the genocide and scorched earth war against them. The...

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