Above: Image from the Howard Springs “quarantine centre” in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. 14-12-2021: In early December, three Aboriginal teenage boys aged 15,16 and 17 escaped and attempted to flee the Howard Springs Covid quarantine camp in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Despite testing negative to Covid the previous day, NT police immediately conducted a manhunt, recaptured them – and had the option to fine … Continue reading Close the Covid Camps!
24-01-2021: The marking of January 26 as Australia’s national day is undoubtedly a stain which needs to be removed. January 26 in 1788 marked the beginning of the British colonisation of what later became Australia, and the subjugation and near total genocide of Aboriginal (or First Nations, or Indigenous) people. It is generally accepted amongst archeological researchers that the Aboriginal people had inhabited Australia … Continue reading “Abolish Australia Day” is a Mistake
23-12-2020: Perhaps taking their cue from the declaration of a fake coronavirus pandemic, some Papuan separatists have recently self-declared a fake “government in exile”. From the leafy green surrounds of Oxford in the United Kingdom – where he has become a citizen – Benny Wenda declared himself the President of the Provisional Government of West Papua, under the effective protection of British imperialism. Not amused, … Continue reading West Papua: Separatists Declare Fake Government
Black Lives Matter: Friend or Foe? 21-06-2020: Throughout the Western world, riots and protests have taken place over the police murder of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, in Minneapolis, USA. Under normal circumstances, protests against such an act would be understandable, and would be something that working people could throw their weight behind. Yet the context for these actions took place in anything other … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Friend or Foe?
Corona Fears Subside as America Burns 03-06-2020: As if overnight, the Coronavirus fear pandemic is almost vanishing before our eyes. How can we tell? The very people who been the most enthusiastic prosecutors of Covid-19 hysteria are, at the drop of a hat, now saying the most important thing to do is to get out and protest on the streets. Undeniably, the police slaying of … Continue reading Corona Fears Subside as America Burns
Invasion Day 2020: For Joint Struggle Against 250 Years of Oppression 26-01-2020: 2020 marks 250 years since the first landing of the British Empire’s emissary, Captain Cook, on to the Australian mainland in 1770. In 1788, the colonial power landed and set about establishing penal colonies by force of arms against the Aboriginal (First Nations) people, who predated them by some 60 000 years. The … Continue reading Invasion Day 2020: For Joint Struggle Against 250 Years of Oppression
Bolivia: The Empire Oversees Another Coup 24-11-2019: It was one of the fastest nullifications of an election result for decades. On October 20, Bolivian President Evo Morales was re-elected with a margin of 10 percentage points, only to resign on November 10 in the face of a right-wing opposition with links to the US Empire. The opposition groups claimed the election results were fraudulent, but … Continue reading Bolivia: The Empire Oversees Another Coup
West Papua: Separatists Incite Violence 04-09-2019 – The desecration of a national flag, destruction of shops, torching of government buildings. Are we talking about Hong Kong? Try West Papua. In the former, Western governments materially aid separatists, while in the latter Western governments diplomatically aid separatists – for now. Separatism in itself, under certain circumstances, may be the correct political move for an oppressed class … Continue reading West Papua: Separatists Incite Violence
Jobs for All Workers and….Stop Adani! 02-06-2019 – The proposed Adani mega coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, beset from the off by a political campaign to prevent it, has now been given a new lease of life. Pumping blood back into the veins of what will arguably be Australia’s greatest environmental crime is none other than the Labor Party. In the immediate aftermath of … Continue reading Jobs for All Workers and…..Stop Adani!
Invasion Day 2019: Which Way to Justice? 26-01-2019 – As we move deeper into the 21st century, the general condition of the Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants and custodians of the continent which was later named Australia, remains precarious. A terrible reminder was the news that there were five Aboriginal youth suicides in the first weeks of the New Year, and a sixth was being … Continue reading Invasion Day 2019: Which Way to Justice?