Harry Creamer crashed PM Scott Morrison's bushfire media visit in Wauchope, NSW. He tells us why he did it.
Based upon Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's 2008 book The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War, director Gavin Hood shows how Gunn leaked an email exposing the fact that the US government was eavesdropping on other countries in order to win United Nations approval in the lead up to its March 2003 invasion of Iraq. Reviewed by Alex Salmon.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at six books that belong on the bookshelf of ecosocialists.
Great films spark debates, perhaps even controversy. Todd Phillips' Joker certainly has.
A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody asserts that, in dealing with First Nations peoples, the criminal justice system should apply both arrest and imprisonment as sanctions of “last resort”. But like most of its 339 recommendations, this has simply been ignored.
The following message was released by the the Political Committee of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia:
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Resist, so that tomorrow we can fight again
Today, November 10, the humble, the workers, the Aymaras and Quechuas, begin the long path of resistance, to defend the historic achievements of the first indigenous government, which ended today with the forced resignation of our president Evo Morales as a result of the civic-police coup.
Let our commitment to defend nationalisation, industrialisation, public companies, social policies and symbols of the homeland be recorded in history.
Today the right and the coup plotters dragged the Whipala through the mud and with it our dignity as indigenous peoples. We will not fall to our knees, we will defend our symbols that are enshrined in the constitution.
The following joint statement from the Asian left and progressive groups was issued on November 11, in response to the coup in Boliva.
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Stand with Evo Morales and the Movement Towards Socialism!
Resist the US-backed coup!
We stand with Evo Morales and Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) and condemn in the strongest possible terms the United States-backed coup against Bolivia’s democratically elected president, the government, the progressive social movements, trade unions and indigenous peoples.
Morales was forced to resign on November 10 after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so, following weeks of US-backed right-wing unrest and violence against his October 20 election victory.
This year has been the most violent year on record for Mexico, with almost 26,000 intentional homicides between January and September.
Following the murder of nine United States citizens on November 4, US President Donald Trump offered to send the US army to “help” fight drug cartels in Mexico. The comment lacked awareness of the already disastrous outcomes of the so-called “war on drugs” in Mexico and the role the US and transnational corporations have played in fomenting human rights abuses here.
After three weeks of protest and social upheaval, people are still taking to the streets in Chile in overwhelming numbers, calling for social justice and demanding dignity.
I have spent a week in Santiago, witnessing first-hand the police use of force and repression.
An armoured vehicle with a water-cannon chased protestors down my hotel’s small street at least twice and multiple tear gas attacks occurred outside my hotel window on several days.
Friday November 8 also marked the third huge manifestation on the streets of Santiago. Protesters have colloquially renamed Plaza Italia as Plaza de la Dignidad (Plaza of Dignity).
The police estimated 75,000 people attended Friday’s huge rally in Santiago, it was probably much more.
Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green Left’s Pip Hinman asked student activist Wlam*, who is currently studying in Australia, about the democracy movement and where things are headed. (*Wlam is a pseudonym to protect his identity.)