Articles from En Passant
Fellow Australians, it is my melancholy duty to inform you officially, that in consequence of the persistence by Islamic State in taking swathes of oil rich Iraq, the United States has declared a humanitarian mission against this cult of death and that, as a result, Australia is also at war. Tony ‘Menzies’ Abbott
I am posting this link to Tad Tietze’s article in New Matilda on the homegrown Jihadist threat because I want to draw readers’ attention to the issue and the debate. Here is part of what Tad says:
The government has increased ASIO and other spy agency spending by $630 million a year. The war in Iraq will cost an extra $500 million a year.
So who is going to pay for this? You and me, through more Budget cuts.
Australia’s Prime Minister is dog-whistling to racists to physically attack women who wear burqas.
This is a note from LabourStart about the situation in Hong Kong. This strike call pits workers, the one social force that can win this battle, against the dictatorship, and raises the possibility of drawing in workers in China itself and going beyond bourgeois democracy to genuine democracy
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This is the link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview with Sharon Firebrace on 29 September. We discuss the anti-Liberal polls, the reluctance to jump immediately into bed with Labor, war, the terrorism hysteria, big business and tax and the erosion of freedoms and liberties.