Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Forum - Confronting Racism: The origins of racism, how and why it is perpetuated and how we defeat it https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59926 <p>Forum - Confronting Racism: The origins of racism, how and why it is perpetuated and how we defeat it</p> <p>Thursday September 17 @ 6:30pm<br /> The Orient Hotel<br /> 39 High Street Fremantle</p> <p>Organised by the Walyalup/Fremantle Socialist Alliance</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1111457422216294/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1111457422216294/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1111457422216294/</a></p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 17/09/2015 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59926#comments anti-racism Perth and Fremantle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:12:29 +0000 PerthGLW 59926 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Rethink the Link Bridge Rally https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59925 <p>Rethink the Link Bridge Rally</p> <p>Sunday, September 13 at 9:30am - 11:30am<br /> Meet under Stirling Bridge, East Fremantle</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1612705435683539/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1612705435683539/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1612705435683539/</a></p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 13/09/2015 - 9:30am</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59925#comments environmental Perth and Fremantle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:10:31 +0000 PerthGLW 59925 at https://www.greenleft.org.au From Adam Goodes to Reclaim Australia and Refugee Scapegoating https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59924 <p>From Adam Goodes to Reclaim Australia and Refugee Scapegoating</p> <p>Hosted by the Murdoch Resistance Club.</p> <p>Time: 1:30pm<br /> Date: Wed 9 Sept.<br /> Location: TBC (Murdoch Uni)</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/418557311668631/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/418557311668631/">https://www.facebook.com/events/418557311668631/</a></p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/09/2015 - 1:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59924#comments anti-racism Perth and Fremantle Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:08:20 +0000 PerthGLW 59924 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Political music: 11 new albums you need to hear https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/952">Mat Ward</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/gickr.com_26ce35cc-602c-3824-dd2e-20e20e50830e.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's this month's radical record round-up, with an emphasis on Indigenous resistance. What album, or albums, would you suggest? Comment below, on <a href="https://twitter.com/greenleftweekly">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/greenleftweekly">Facebook</a>. </p> <p style="font-size: 150%;"><strong>1. THE BASICS - THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900#comments 1067 Cultural Dissent hardcore hip-hop Mat Ward music political albums political lyrics Political Music Punk rap the basics Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:21:16 +0000 Mat Ward 59900 at https://www.greenleft.org.au GLW issue number 1067 https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59864 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 24/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-front-cover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_front_cover" width="427" height="598" alt="" src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/067.jpg?1440837524" /> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59864#comments 1067 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:38:48 +0000 stuart_m 59864 at https://www.greenleft.org.au The real reason Tony Abbott wants to bomb Syria https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59921 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1126">Tony Iltis</a></span></div><p><img src="http://www.brownnoiseunit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/2000.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <i>The only thing unclear about Abbott's likely response to a request to join the US air war in Syria is how many flags Abbott will stand in front of when he makes the announcement.</i></p> <p>Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied reports his government lobbied the US to formally request for Australia to extend its involvement in the US-led air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — and bomb targets in Syria, not just Iraq.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59921" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59921#comments 1067 anti-corporate anti-racism anti-war civil liberties Comment and Analysis democracy Iraq Syrian Arab Republic terrorism Tony Iltis Middle East Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:13:13 +0000 stuart_m 59921 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Britain: Thousands die within a year of being declared 'fit to work' https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59922 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/1/28/1327759878542/Protesters-in-the-West-En-007.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <i>Photo: dpac.uk.net.</i></p> <p>Campaigners warned on August 27 that reports that 2380 people died within months of being branded “fit for work” under the British government's new welfare laws grossly underestimate the true impact of invasive government assessments into the lives of severely ill and disabled people.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59922" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59922#comments 1067 austerity Britain disability rights Disabled People Against Cuts Dpac economy International News welfare rights work capability assessments Europe Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:09:36 +0000 tony_i 59922 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Resistance members join fight for Divestment at UQ https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59920 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4784">Angus McAllen</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p9_uq.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="89" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Queensland Resistance Club has joined with other student clubs to call on the university administration to divest money from fossil fuels. </p> <p>The university has an undisclosed amount of money invested in projects whose emissions jeopardise the future of the young people that UQ is supposed to be educating.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59920" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59920#comments 1067 Angus McAllen Comment and Analysis divestment Fossil Free movement Resistance Young Socialist Alliance University of Queensland UQ Resistance Club Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:51:46 +0000 kathy_f 59920 at https://www.greenleft.org.au WORLD TO WIN: Stop handouts to big business https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59919 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p9_cartoon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance’s “World to Win” series, aims to give voice to the ideas and aspirations of radical young people who are involved in the struggle for social change. This week, <B><I>Murray Taylor</i></b> discusses the ideas behind wealth inequality and the demand for redistribution.</p> <p>* * *</p> <p>Remember how Treasurer Joe Hockey promised that all Australians would pay an equal share in his efforts to balance the budget and assist in this recovery? </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59919" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59919#comments 1067 Aboriginal people Australian jobs car manufacturers Comment and Analysis mining industry subsidies Murray Taylor Resistance Young Socialist Alliance Treasurer Joe Hockey Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:40:06 +0000 kathy_f 59919 at https://www.greenleft.org.au HESTA divests from Transfield Services https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59918 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/841">Kathy Fairfax</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p10_hesta-divests-l.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pressure from activists for super funds to divest from Transfield Services, the biggest contractor in the Australian immigration detention industry, is increasingly bearing fruit.</p> <p>HESTA, the industry superannuation fund for health and community services workers — at $32 billion one of Australia’s largest super funds — sold its 3.5% stake, worth $23 million, in Transfield Services on August 18. </p> <p>On August 25 NGS Super, the industry superannuation fund for private school teachers, announced it would sell its $5.5 million stake in Transfield “on moral grounds”. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59918" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59918#comments 1067 Australian Services Union Cbus Comment and Analysis Decmil detention centres divestment HESTA HESTA Divest International Health and Medical Services Kathy Fairfax NGS Super REST Industry Super Serco Sydney Biennale Transfield Services UniSuper Wilson’s Security Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:30:43 +0000 kathy_f 59918 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Turkey: Growing 'Peace bloc' resists regime's war drive https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59917 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/turkey-thousands-gather-for-peace-rally_instabul_august_9.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="74" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A broad campaign by the left-wing Kurdish-led People's Democratic Party (HDP) won a breakthrough 13.12% and denied President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) a majority in parliament in the June 7 elections. </p> <p>The HDP's success combined with the ongoing example of the progressive Kurdish-led Rojavan revolution across the border in northern Syria has prompted Erdogan's regime to push a strategy of war and conflict against Turkey's long-oppressed Kurdish population.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59917" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59917#comments 1067 anti-racism anti-war civil liberties democracy elections EMEP HDP I Zekeriya Ayman International News international solidarity Kurdistan national liberation Nuray Sancar Peace Bloc PKK socialism Syrian Arab Republic Turkey women's liberation workers' rights & unions Middle East Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:26:13 +0000 stuart_m 59917 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Inside immigration detention on Manus Island https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59915 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7272">Carol Hucker</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p12_manus.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Carol Hucker</em> worked on Manus Island as a counsellor for International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) and as a case worker for the Salvation Army from June 2013 to July last year. </strong></p> <p>She has allowed <em>Green Left Weekly</em> to publish her account of her time there so people can become more aware of what is occurring on Manus Island and to these men. She said: “It is my hope that through this brief account the men on Manus will not be forgotten.”</p> <p>This is the first of a multi-part series and covers the period June to July 2013.</p> <p>* * *</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59915" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59915#comments 1067 asylum seekers Carol Hucker Comment and Analysis detention centre G4S International Health and Medical Services Manus Island Port Moresby refugee rights Salvation Army Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:24:55 +0000 tony_i 59915 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Oxfam Australia responds on Better Power https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59916 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p10_simon_bradshaw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>This is a reply by Oxfam Australia's Climate Change Policy Advisor <em>Simon Bradshaw</em> to Andrea Bunting’s article <a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59691">“GetUp!-Oxfam’s Powershop partnership raises questions”</a> in Green Left Weekly #1064.</strong></p> <p>As a leading international development agency working around the world, Oxfam is seeing the world’s poorest people made even more vulnerable through the increasing risk of droughts, floods, hunger and disease due to climate change.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59916" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59916#comments 1067 ANdrea Bunting anti-coal anti-nuclear Clean Development Mechanism Comment and Analysis environmental GreenPower Oxfam Australia Powershop renewable energy development Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:09:25 +0000 kathy_f 59916 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Mark Dapin's Vietnam War novel — cynical, emotionally wounded males run amok https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59901 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/470">Barry Healy</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p22_fascist_writes_novel.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><i><b>R&amp;R: A Novel</b></i><br /> By Mark Dapin<br /> Viking, 2015, 287 pp, $32.99</p> <p>Mark Dapin is a rising star of Australian writing, having first made his mark as a journalist with a string of newspapers. He is a knock-about sort of working-class bloke, who brushed up against the British socialist movement before migrating, a bit of a boxer as well as a writer.</p> <p>Interviewing the light welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu for the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i>, Dapin famously persuaded Tszyu to let him spar with him in the ring. Tszyu didn’t muck about, breaking three of Dapin’s ribs.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59901" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59901#comments 1067 Australia Barry Healy books Cultural Dissent history militarism Racism sexism United States Vietnam War Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:44:45 +0000 stuart_m 59901 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Vale John Percy — veteran socialist activist https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59914 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 29/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</a></span> & <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/592">Dave Holmes</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p8_john_percy_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>John Percy, veteran socialist, died on August 19 in Sydney, aged 69. He was a co-founder of the revolutionary youth organisation Resistance and the Socialist Workers Party, later the Democratic Socialist Party. </p> <p>John, together with his brother Jim, began his political career as a student activist at Sydney University in the mid-1960s in the growing movement against the Vietnam War. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59914" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59914#comments 1067 Comment and Analysis Dave Holmes Democratic Socialist Party Fourth International Jim McIlroy John Percy revolutionary youth organisation Resistance Socialist Alliance Socialist Workers League Socialist Workers Party Socialist Youth Alliance Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:35:36 +0000 kathy_f 59914 at https://www.greenleft.org.au