Britain: Can Corbyn end Labour's slavish support for war?

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Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader has raised hopes for people who oppose Britain's wars. More than in any other area, it will take a mighty effort to make those hopes real.

There is no other area in which national politics so ignores the population at large. On the economy, health, education and so on, there is at least debate.

Film screening: The Man Who Saved The World

Join with the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) for light refreshments and the screening of "The Man Who Saved the World” followed by a discussion led by PNDs Jo Vallentine and Judy Blyth.

Uniting Church in the City Hall, level 1, 97 William St, Perth.

Book tickets online:

Event date: 
Tue, 22/09/2015 - 6:00pm
Event time: 
Tue, 22/09/2015 - 6:00pm

How to get active


Join us at Nuclear Politics in the Pub on Wednesday September 16 at 6.30pm. While submissions are closed for the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Chain, the discussion is just getting started! Speakers and a special screening of short film Homelands with Bobby Brown. Hosted by SA Nuclear Free Coalition. Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Fort Rd Hindmarsh. Ph 0432 388 665


Nuclear Politics in the Pub

While submissions are closed for the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Chain, the discussion is just getting started!

Come and hear a range of authors and contributors share in brief ( 5 mins each) some of the key points of their submissions, on a range of economic, cultural and environmental issues.

Speakers include:

• Chris Hannaford, Prospect Local Environment Group
• Karina Lester, YNTAC Chairperson
• Tauto Sansbury, SA Congress
• Cr Michelle Hogan, Port Adelaide Enfield Council
• Dr Philip White, Friends of the Earth Adelaide

Event date: 
Wed, 16/09/2015 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Wed, 16/09/2015 - 6:30pm
0432 388 665

Oxfam Australia responds on Better Power

This is a reply by Oxfam Australia's Climate Change Policy Advisor Simon Bradshaw to Andrea Bunting’s article “GetUp!-Oxfam’s Powershop partnership raises questions” in Green Left Weekly #1064.

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.

The crimes of Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies achieved many things in his long political career. To remain prime minister as long as he did, Menzies kicked the communist can for as much as it was worth.

He also benefited from a split in the Australian Labor Party and the ALP’s remarkable talent for shooting itself in the foot. By choosing ineffectual leaders — Doc Evatt was brilliant but erratic, while Arthur Calwell was dour, dull and unelectable — the ALP was putty in Menzies’ clever political hands.

End the nuclear age to preserve our future

Seventy years ago this month, the US committed two of the worst terrorist attacks in human history. The incineration of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs represented the bloody climax of World War II. The nation that committed this heinous crime soon itself came to be the only remaining capitalist superpower.

70 years from Hiroshima, US still denies its crimes

The 70th anniversary of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a reminder that when the United States' enemies commit crimes, they are crimes. But when the United States commits crimes, they did not happen.

In 1928, Arthur Ponsonby, a British politician, said: “When war is declared, the first casualty is the truth”. But he never specified what the distorted “truth” might be. If one were to examine all wars the US has engaged in, however, one might conclude the casualty to be civilian death counts.

Hiroshima Day: time to ban the bomb

Seventy years ago, two split second explosions changed the course of history. The blinding light and fireballs that scorched Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the start of the atomic age. More than 200,000 people died either instantly or within a couple of months. Thousands more have died in the years since due to the radiological impacts of the bombs.

Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015

Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout - Walking for Country’ is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of walking for country.

August 16th - September 19th 2015

Join us for a month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora from August – September, 2015.

Event date: 
Sun, 16/08/2015 - 8:30am - Sat, 19/09/2015 - 8:30am
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