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Thousands march in Australian cities against budget

Reprinted from the World Socialist Website Thousands of people attended “March Australia” rallies on Sunday to protest against the harsh budget measures announced last week by the Liberal-National government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Some 10,000 marched in Sydney, up to 7,000 in Adelaide, similar numbers in Melbourne and 1,500 in Perth. Some 500 people rallied in Brisbane and Hobart.


Anzac Day 2014: A glorification of Australian imperialism

Reprinted from the WSWS By James Cogan 26 April 2014 Anzac Day 2014 saw the Australian population saturated with nationalist propaganda. With every organ of the mass media devoting itself to promoting the dawn services, the veterans’ marches, tales of soldiers’ sacrifices and heroism and the presence in Canberra of British royal couple, Prince William and his wife Kate, it was almost impossible to avoid.


No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!

Reprinted from the WSWS 12 April 2014

On Sunday, May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International will hold an international online rally to celebrate May Day 2014. The purpose of this rally, which will be open to listeners from all over the world, is to reclaim the revolutionary socialist traditions of this historic day of international working class solidarity.

Australian government plans to celebrate World War I

Reprinted from the World Socialist Website

By Oliver Campbell 14 January 2014

The Australian political establishment has outlined an unprecedented program of events, starting on August 4, 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the imperialist slaughter of World War I.


Australian government backs US campaign against Syria

Reprinted from the WSWS By Peter Symonds 2 June 2012 The Australian Labor government has again demonstrated its role in international affairs as the loyal point man for Washington, with the announcement on Tuesday that two Syrian diplomats, including the chargé d’affaires, had 72 hours to leave the country.

Amid signs of slump, Australian PM reiterates “tough” budget pledge

repreinted from the WSWS By Mike Head 16 April 2012

Despite gathering signs of downturn and social distress throughout much of the Australian economy, Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week emphasised her Labor government’s commitment to deliver a 2012-13 budget surplus in order to satisfy the global financial markets.