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In this week's Australian Alert Service
21 June 2017

Tide turning against the banks—real change can come quickly!

Last week Australia came within a whisker of opening a door which could rapidly lead to Glass-Steagall regulations. The Senate voted to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the banks, but it became tied 70-70 in the House of Representatives. With the Foreign Minister absent and Nationals MP George Christensen reportedly "strong-armed" by government MPs to prevent him crossing the floor as he had threatened, only the Speaker's casting vote cut off debate and prevented the bill's passage.

Labor and the Greens say they will not give up on getting the bank inquiry bill through the House. As for how long Christensen can be kept on the government's side, that may come down to the people of his Queensland electorate. On Tuesday night, Christensen crossed the floor to vote with the opposition on a bill protecting workers' penalty rates; his form on crossing the floor makes him a loose cannon. If the bank inquiry bill comes up again and one of the government MPs is missing, or one of the Coalition or government members do cross the floor, it could trigger a noconfidence vote that could bring down the government. The last time that happened was in 1941, which brought Labor leader John Curtin to power, whose main agenda was also banking reform.

The combination of circumstances that led to John Curtin's Prime Ministership provide a precedent for political circumstances today, including in the situation in the UK relating to Jeremy Corbyn. In the face of world war and a grave economic crisis, the government of Robert Menzies could not hold together. In this period, when he should have been directing the nation, Menzies spent many months at a time in Britain, pursuing a fantasy that he could replace Winston Churchill as British prime minister. Australians could see that his sympathies, both in terms of foreign policy and domestic economic policy, lay with the British Empire. Following a plane crash near Canberra in 1940 that claimed the lives of a number of MPs, a new election to replace those MPs resulted in a hung parliament. In 1941 Curtin moved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Arthur Fadden who had replaced Menzies, on which two independent MPs who had supported the government shifted their votes. Curtin took power with an agenda not dissimilar to Jeremy Corbyn's today: sweeping reforms to the banking system, including a national bank; and a radical shift in foreign policy, in Curtin's case an alliance with President Franklin Roosevelt's USA to put Australia's survival ahead of British imperial war schemes.

Governments are similarly vulnerable today, especially against leaders of principle who are willing to speak the truth and provide real solutions to the dire crisis. This is precisely what has brought the UK to the brink of radical change under Corbyn. Only a few seats away from forming a government, Corbyn could easily "do a Curtin" and replace PM Theresa May if she fails to form a coalition, or if her "coalition of chaos" fails. The UK is rapidly becoming ungovernable in the present situation, which may necessitate a new election, for which Corbyn is already campaigning. As the economic crisis worsens, and with the increase in terrorism orchestrated by the British establishment, against whom Corbyn has always fought, it is clear who would win. Little wonder that a "senior serving general" threatened Corbyn with a coup if he ever came to power, according to the 20 Sep. 2015 Times; that the former head of MI6 Richard Dearlove declared him a threat to the nation; and that the establishment media demonise Corbyn to the point of openly fantasising about his assassination.

The shifts underway in the UK and Australia could transform the world. The CEC's mission, through the AAS, is to expose the enemies of civilisation to the awakened masses, to help bring these shifts to fruition.

Articles include the following:

  • London burning
  • Bakers union promotes Glass-Steagall for UK
  • India and China: disagreement doesn't preclude cooperation
  • Credit crisis threatens Australia's farmers
  • US Coalition courts WWIII in Syria
  • Senate takes insane action against Russia, Iran and Trump
  • The strange 'genes' of James Clapper
  • Obama's chief spook brings China- and Russia-bashing
  • Of course China hopes to influence Australia
  • China: Australia's Russia
  • From this position, Glass-Steagall can be rapidly legislated
  • Persistence for Glass-Steagall pays off
  • 'Social cleansing' is Malthusian genocide
  • ALMANAC: The coup, then and now (Part 3)

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