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Anti-fascist delegates meet in Paris to plan counter-offensive against Le Pen

July 5, 2014 - 20:48 -- Admin

Anti fascist delegates met in Paris recently to plan a counter-offensive against Le Pen, writes John Mullen, an activist from Ensemble (Front de gauche)

About 90 activists from 20 towns met in Paris on the last weekend in June at a delegate meeting called by the Coordination Against the Far Right (CONEX) an initiative started by radical trade unionists.

Saturday’s socialist speak out

July 5, 2014 - 12:44 -- Admin

According to Tony Abbott, our Prime Minister, Australia was unsettled, or um, close to unsettled before British ‘foreign investment’ arrived here in 1788 in the form of guns, disease and dispossession. It is of course and, par for the course, a lie.

It shows the PM has terra nullius still in his mind, and why not given he rules for the mining magnates (among other capitalists) who want more Aboriginal land? The Northern Territory intervention is one way of doing that.

Sri Lanka is not at peace

July 3, 2014 - 18:15 -- Admin

The following is a statement released on Thursday 3 July by the Tamil Refugee Council:

The Australian government has reached a frightening new low as a human rights’ denier and perpetrator, the Tamil Refugee Council said today.

“Australia’s moral, ethical and legal compass has been lost at sea,” said Tamil Refugee Council spokesman Trevor Grant.

Cutting their own throats

July 2, 2014 - 16:32 -- Admin

We live in a violent and upside down world, one where war criminals like Barack Obama and George W Bush, and their mini-me Australian versions John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, roam free but children seeking safety and refuge are locked up in concentration camps offshore.