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Forty years ago, between April and May 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an international cultural struggle against the Vietnam War using their fame and notoriety to draw attention to their peace message.
Servant of the Revolution
Written by Anitra Nelson
Directed by Brenda Addie
Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, Brunswick (cnr Sydney & Glenlyon rds)
July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 8pm
Tickets $25/$15 concession
Bookings 0420 933 101 or servantrevolution@gmail.com
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2 Mums and a Dad — Unique exploration of the nature of family in today's complicated society. A lesbian couple raise a child with a gay man. SBS1, Friday, July 3, 1.30pm. 1929: The Wall Street Crash — More than $25 billion in individual wealth
The Queensland Government is threatening to build a dam on the Mary River at Traveston Crossing. This dam will endanger the Queensland Lung Fish, flood the nesting sites of the endangered Mary River Turtle and endanger the Eastern Cod. All these
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has called on Australian Taxation Office (ATO) staff to vote against a new agency agreement proposed by management. Voting was to place between June 23 and June 30.
Ernest Mandel, A Rebel’s Dream Deferred
By Jan Willem Stutje
Verso, 2009
392 pp., $60.30 (hb)
Eva Golinger's blog contains constantly updated information on this military overthrow of an elected president. There are amass protests on the streets and unions have called a general strike. A leftist Congressperson and presidential candidate is reported murdered by the military. The coup has been opposed by many Latin American governments. The ambassadors in Honduras from Cuba, Venezuela and Honduras — and the Honduras foreign minister — are reported kidnapped by the military. Golinger has produced evidence that the US knew of the coup in advance. Things are changing rapidly. But below is Golinger’s iniitial article on the coup.
The biggest international scientific conference on climate change since 2007 gave an implicit rebuke to the governments of the biggest polluting nations, including Australia. Its message was that the threat is undeniable and inaction is inexcusable.

More than 150,000 people joined protests in France on June 13 against plans by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government to make working people carry the costs of the global economic crisis.

At the turn of the twentieth century, global demand for rubber from the upper reaches of the Amazon (encompassing Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian territory) was at its height.
The article below is abridged from a June 24 statement by the Civic Council of People’s and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH).
An attempted coup has broken out in Honduras in the lead-up to a referendum scheduled for June 28. The referendum is on whether a further vote should be held to decide to re-write the Central American nation’s constitution.
Despite the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which waged an armed struggle for an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka’s north-east, life for the Tamil minority remains one of oppression and suffering.
A week of education strikes across Germany peaked on June 17 when up to 240,000 students ditched classes in 90 cities to demand improved conditions and funding.
“Hundreds of workers at sites up and down the country have launched unofficial action over the last two weeks in support of 650 colleagues at Total Lindsey Oil Refinery who were dismissed”, Sky News said on June 25.
The British Morning Star said on June 21 that the United Nations has warned that the global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world’s hungry to a record 1 billion. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said this is an increase of 11% from last year.

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