SEARCH News Volume 3, 2021 is available here.
Welcome to SEARCH News Volume 3, 2021!
This edition continues our focus on issues we have been raising through our events and activism this year, such as the campaign for Voice - Treaty - Truth and solidarity with the democracy movement in Myanmar. We also publish discussion of broader issues around strategies for change and ‘imagining the end of capitalism’, as well as Australia’s foreign policy and the struggle for peace.
In the attached edition you’ll see the transcript of Pat Anderson’s speech at our event with her and Nolan Hunter, as well as a fascinating insight into the fight for sovereignty and equity in the Fitzroy River region in an article by Nyikina Warrwa elder Dr Anne Poelina.
Dr Howard Guille writes on the first successful Aboriginal wages case, including one of the first ever strikes by Aboriginal workers, which is the subject of an exhibition at the North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah
APHEDA’s Kate Lee gives us the latest on their Myanmar democracy appeal, and the regular AFTINET update from Dr Pat Ranald is on the struggle against the RCEP and the implications it could have for aged care in particular.
Dave Bell’s discussion of Yanis Varoufakis’s book Another Now and the review by Paul Norton of Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia go to the big picture, while Daren McDonald talks about the lessons we can draw from the Accords process.
Chris Ray’s piece on the failure of the war in Afghanistan is a must-read and Nick Deane’s report on the Raising Peace conference (16-26 Sept) is very timely with the announcement this week of the ‘AUKUS’ deal to provide Australia with nuclear submarines in a few decades time - just when some say they will be made obsolete.
Finally, we celebrate legendary trade unionist Tom McDonald's 95th birthday with a tribute from Jenny George.
We hope you enjoy reading these articles and that you share them widely. If one of them piques (or provokes!) your interest, we invite you to write a letter in response - please keep it to 150 words or less. Or if that’s not enough to get your point across, you can write your own full length article of 400 to 800 words for the next edition of SEARCH News - contributions for which are open now. Send any letters or articles to [email protected] with your name and contact details.