Australian prime minister resigns

This video says about itself:

26 April 2010 | 3:00

Comparing the company to the mining interests in the film Avatar, protesters in costumes from the film stood with workers outside Rio Tinto‘s Melbourne, Australia headquarters on April 22, alerting the public to on-going abuses of the environment, indigenous people and workers.

By Nick Beams in Australia:

Australian prime minister Rudd ousted in political coup

24 June 2010

In a series of extraordinary events over the past 24 hours, the Australian Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd has been ousted as prime minister through a campaign orchestrated by multi-national mining companies, the Murdoch media and other corporate and financial interests and implemented through a series of backroom manoeuvres by right-wing factional warlords and trade union bureaucrats.

Deputy prime minister Julia Gillard was elected unopposed as Labor Party leader at a special meeting of the party’s parliamentary caucus this morning after Rudd was pressured not to re-contest the leadership position.

According to Reuters, the first act of the new prime minister was giving in to the mining fat cats on the tax which Rudd had proposed.

Also from Australia: Cover-up of Palm Island Aboriginal death continues: here.

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