Category: Australasia

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Glenn Greenwald: Extremely Vulnerable

The large tech companies like Google and Microsoft and Apple collaborated very aggressively with the NSA in turning over their users’ data without much protest

Mike Treen: How Unite Took On The Fast Food Companies Over Zero Hour Contracts And Won

Workers also needed solidarity outside their stores to encourage and embolden them to take action wherever possible

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John Pilger: Celebrating real heroes like the one we’ve just lost

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world’s oldest culture

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Glenn Greenwald: Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

That’s why Scott McIntyre was fired: because he questioned and disputed the most sacred doctrine of the West’s religion

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John Pilger: The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags, or Shut Up

Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfill a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington’s “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific.

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John Pilger: The secret country again wages war on its own people

Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa

ETAN: ETAN statement on Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is concerned that recent events in Timor-Leste weaken the country’s hard-won constitutional democracy

Allan Nairn: As Indonesia’s New President Takes Office, Cabinet Includes Officials Tied to Atrocities of Old

Interview on human rights abuses committed by Prabowo

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Celebrating the Life of Peace Hero Fred Branfman

The noted peace activist Fred Branfman passed away on September 24 after suffering the effects of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). In 2002, while researching the history of the Vietnam War, I came across Fred’s Voices from the Plain of Jars…

Allan Nairn: Is Jokowi Serious About Being Clean?

If the president is serious about being clean, he should open his eyes to a more important red mark: the kind that comes from killing civilians, from justifying and committing state murder

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