Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Lest we forget — the continued genocide of Aboriginal communities https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58870 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10461418_814500501970029_4843222196674633070_n.jpg?oh=0d01fa331f2201b527daf5bf3109d0a2&amp;oe=55E0847B" width="100%" /></p> <p>Hone Harawira, leader of the MANA Movement of Aotearoa (New Zealand), has called on all those who support justice to join in the Day of Action to Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities on May 1, both in Australia and in New Zealand. He has released this statement.</p> <p>* * *</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58870" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58870#comments 1051 Canberra Comment and Analysis Indigenous rights Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:36:32 +0000 kathy_f 58870 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Social democracy's past and present dissected in new book https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58867 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</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_aneurin_bevan.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="62" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><b><i>A Short History Of Social Democracy: From Socialist Origins To Neoliberal Theocracy</i></b><br /> By John Rainford<br /> Resistance Books<br /> $20, 184pp.</p> <p>The rise and then fall of social democracy as a movement for fundamental social change is a modern tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. It is one of the epic stories of the 19th and 20th centuries.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58867#comments 1050 ALP anti-corporate anti-privatisation anti-war austerity Australian Labor Party books civil liberties Cultural Dissent democracy economy elections history housing human rights international solidarity Jim McIlroy John Rainford poverty revolution socialism welfare rights workers' rights & unions Europe Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:29:59 +0000 stuart_m 58867 at https://www.greenleft.org.au A new tide in the Aboriginal rights movement https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58830 <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, 24/04/2015</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/sam_watson_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The second national day of action against the WA government’s policy of closing remote Aboriginal communities will take place on May 1. </p> <p>Protest actions have been planned in about 60 places around the country: from remote communities in WA to all capital cities, and in a number of cities overseas. (See <a href="http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58824">here</a> for a list of these actions.) </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58830" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58830#comments 1050 Comment and Analysis Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:06:40 +0000 peter_b 58830 at https://www.greenleft.org.au East Timor's nightmare relived on stage https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58866 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/553">Chris Peterson</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/p21_massacre_play.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Massacre</i> is an explosive theatre work about the politics and violence of East Timor. Produced by Stone/Castro (Australia) and Colectivo 84 (Portugal), it features John Romao as “Timor” and <i><b>Paulo Castro </b></i>as “East”. </p> <p>They work with “weapons of grotesque, sarcasm and a thrash metal soundtrack to create a scenic, hypnotic and dangerous game. The mutant metamorphosis of Australia, Indonesia and Portugal make for an in-your-face confrontation to the East Timor crisis.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58866" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58866#comments 1050 Chris Peterson Cultural Dissent East Timor history Indonesia international solidarity national liberation Portugal theatre Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:38 +0000 tony_i 58866 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Yemen war part of Saudi's regional power bid https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58865 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/722">Rupen Savoulian</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/p20_obama_at_saudi_kings_funeral_jan2015.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Saudi Arabia’s month-long aerial offensive against Yemen resumed on April 22, one day after the Saudi regime announced it was over. </p> <p>Yemen is undergoing a humanitarian crisis, with millions of Yemenis lacking basic access to food, clean drinking water and health care. </p> <p>The Saudi bombardment has only worsened the plight of the Yemenis, with schools destroyed, hospitals and healthcare facilities targetted, and electricity supplies cut off. Basic infrastructure is being shattered, threatening a catastrophic health crisis for Yemeni residents.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58865" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58865#comments 1050 anti-war democracy International News Rupen Savoulian Saudi Arabia terrorism United States Yemen Middle East Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:25:56 +0000 tony_i 58865 at https://www.greenleft.org.au FARC recommits to unilateral ceasefire https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58864 <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, 27/04/2015</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/colombias-war-afp.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will continue its unilateral cease-fire, as long as the Colombian armed forces suspends all military operations against it, <a href="http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/FARC-to-Continue-Unilateral-Cease-Fire-20150420-0012.html">TeleSUR English said on April 20</a>.</p> <p>FARC representatives made the commitment at peace talks in Havana with the Colombian state, which aim to end the decades-long civil war that has wracked the South American nation. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58864#comments 1050 anti-war Colombia FARC International News Latin America revolution socialism Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:03:24 +0000 tony_i 58864 at https://www.greenleft.org.au One million Nepal children in desperate need of aid https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58863 <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, 27/04/2015</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/kathmandu_quake.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="97" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nearly one million children in Nepal are in urgent need of aid after a catastrophic earthquake struck, leading children's charity UNICEF warned Sunday. </p> <p>At least 940,000 children are living in areas badly affected by the 7.9 magnitude tremor, which has killed over 3,200 so far. ​According to the charity, supplies of food and water are dwindling, electricity is down, and hundreds of thousands of people are sleeping out in open areas out of fear of strong aftershocks, which have further impeded rescue efforts.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58863" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58863#comments 1050 housing human rights International News international solidarity Nepal Asia Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:55:34 +0000 stuart_m 58863 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Cuba: High voter turn-out in local polls https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58862 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.telesurtv.net/__export/1429552224490/sites/telesur/img/cuba-raul.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <EM>Cuban President Raul Castro casts his ballot in April 19 municipal elections. Photo: Granma.</em></p> <p>More than 7.7 million Cubans out of 8 million registered voters cast their ballots on April 19 to elect nearly 12,600 delegates out of about 27,000 candidates to the country’s Municipal Assemblies, <a href="http://www.telesurtv.net/english/multimedia/Cuban-Local-Elections-Register-High-Voter-Turnout-20150420-0009.html">TeleSUR English said the next day</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58862#comments 1050 Cuba democracy elections International News Latin America socialism Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:28:35 +0000 tony_i 58862 at https://www.greenleft.org.au US threatens El Salvador aid over support for Venezuela https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58861 <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, 27/04/2015</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/venezuela-el-salvador.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for supporting Venezuela's campaign for the repeal of US sanctions against the country. </p> <p>The left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) government of Salvador Sanchez Ceren, together with all of countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, has called on US President Barack Obama to repeal his executive order declaring Venezuela to be a “threat” to US national security. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58861" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58861#comments 1050 democracy El Salvador International News international solidarity Latin America United States Venezuela Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:14:46 +0000 tony_i 58861 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ecuador: Chevron battles to avoid oil spill compensation https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58860 <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, 27/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/03/8e67c8b3-2522-4d69-bafe-599c657fa70f.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Oil giant Chevron Corp is fighting to avoid paying compensation awarded to about 30,000 Ecuadorean citizens severely affected by the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Amazon.</p> <p>Chevron called on a US appeals court on April 20 to stand by a US court decision last year that ruled the US$9.5 billion compensation package awarded by an Ecuadorian court had been secured fraudulently. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58860" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58860#comments 1050 anti-corporate Chevron Chevron-Texaco environmental Indigenous rights International News international solidarity Latin America Texaco Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:58:28 +0000 tony_i 58860 at https://www.greenleft.org.au