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NUW wins Polar Fresh strike

The power of the strike to win demands is demonstrated by this NUW Polar Fresh strike defeating Coles. Yet again the employer use of penal powers – here an injunction from the Victorian Supreme Court against the solidarity “secondary” pickets https://www.nuw.org.au/campaigns/polar-fresh see also at end – leads to the necessity of a union wide political […]

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CUB unionists struggle

Update 25 August: Walk off by United Voice and CFMEU members supports sacked maintenance workers workers. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/beer-production-grinds-to-a-halt-as-abbotsford-brewery-staff-stop-work-20160825-gr0srg.html From the ETU Victoria In response to a large number of people struggling to comprehend what has occurred at CUB and how CUB can legally slash the wages of their maintenance workforce, we have spelled out the facts. […]

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Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance protest

Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance protest Melbourne State Library Saturday 30 July. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/30/nt-juvenile-detention-centre-treatment-snap-protests-called-across-australia?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=183848&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632 Protest shuts down Melbourne intersection report http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protest-against-abuse-of-children-in-detention-shuts-down-melbourne-intersection-20160730-gqhfxr.html No surprises in abuse of Indigenous children https://redflag.org.au/node/5412 radio 3CR reports http://www.3cr.org.au/news/handsoffaboriginalkids 1. Stan Grant: “How can I stand here and speak to the idea of our place in an indissoluble Commonwealth when this week my […]

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Against wealth inequality

1. Evatt report, 2 HILDA ‘The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey’ report Evatt ‘Currently the poorest 40% of Australian households have effectively no wealth at all: about half of them actually have negative net wealth because of their personal debts. At the opposite pole, the wealthiest 10% of Australian households have more […]

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More on the strike debate

Strike strategy today By Tim Goblet (I post this article on the US strike debate. I argue this strike debate is critical in Australia. At the end see references on this post to strikes and the right to strike – http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/06/right-to-strike/. I was in the US for the Verizon strike that was successful –http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-strike/ ) […]

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A spectre is haunting capitalism: the spectre of debt

A spectre is haunting capitalism: the spectre of debt ‘A financial crash is much more likely than not during 2016. When it strikes, it will be far greater than in 2008. The entire global economy will seize up – as almost happened in October 2008.’ That’s how I began my February contribution to 3CR Solidarity […]

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Campaign for the Right to Strike.

Unionists organising for the right to strike and for the effective strike Update July 18: From Don Sutherland Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century The Australian workers of the twenty first century need a strategy that defeats the penal powers of the twenty first century. It is all about a deeper meaning of democracy […]

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Michael Lebowitz on socialism

Marxist author Michael Lebowitz, who writes and researches the problems and possibilities of building a socialist alternative, gives a talk on what socialism might look like in this century and the differences with 20th century socialism as represented by the developments in the Soviet Union. http://links.org.au/node/4729 Speaking at the “Socialism in the 21st Century” conference […]

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SA Nuclear waste dump questions

Nuclear un-clear: Some questions that need answers before South Australia becomes the world’s nuclear waste dump by Dr Tony Webb June 2016 See below for update. No Dump Alliance Sign the petition http://www.nodumpalliance.org.au No nuclear Port of Adelaide https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/conservationsa/pages/1179/attachments/original/1467283336/Nuclear_Port.pdf?1467283336 Economist Blandy opposed http://indaily.com.au/business/analysis/2016/06/07/how-a-high-level-nuclear-waste-dump-could-lose-money/ No dump funding https://www.gofundme.com/nowastedump Tony Webb Where is it coming from and […]

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