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Strike force

I post Strike Force by Humphrey McQueen Our ‘right’ to strike has never been handed down from on high. Never will it be. Our right to strike is a precious gift which we win and hold for each other by putting it into practice. The following 41 points have been created at the suggestion of […]

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Update: Stop the corporate LNP war on workers

I post more on the relentless corporate and LNP attack on workers and their unions and our response. New anti-union laws: Stop the war on workers Employment minister Michaelia Cash and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discuss how they plan to destroy the unions. by SUE BULL November 11, 2017 Four years on — after the […]

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Tax evasion, Glencoe and the corporate rich

I post numerous articles on the Paradise Papers, tax evasion e.g. by Glencoe and the rich and powerful. Workers at Glencore’s Oaky North mine have been locked out for over 100 days. Whilst these workers are fighting for a fair go, their bosses have been dodging tax in Bermuda. So close tax evasion and repeal […]

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2017 Post elections: Timor Leste governing

I post updates on our nearest democratic neighbour Timor Leste after the 2017 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and the challenges of governing. A return to belligerent democracy? The political stalemate in Timor-Leste has three possible outcomes by MICHAEL LEACH 24 OCTOBER 2017 Read here from Inside Story http://insidestory.org.au/a-return-to-belligerent-democracy/ From Lowy Institute https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/timor-leste-return-belligerent-democracy Political turbulence in […]

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On Minister Cash

Here I post articles exposing PM Turnbull and Minister Cash using the AFP to try to smear the AWU and Shorten by again undermining workers’ basic rights to associate and combine together in unions and to engage in political campaigns against the LNP/corporate bosses. ACTU Change the Rules campaign http://www.australianunions.org.au/change_the_rules Waleed Aly “The AWU raid […]

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Chris White Reminiscences

2017 Chris White Reminiscences Many photos of a memorable event by Ridley and Ric. Thank you to all the speakers, MC Michael White and Director Kathryn Moyle and organisers. Great to see the hundreds of comrades. Thank you to Star Theatre, Adelaide.The recording of these celebrations are at the SA Library, please contact Labour Historian […]

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

I am a supporter of ICAN and ask for mobilisation to pressure Turnbull to sign the Nuclear Disarmament Treaty. here are posts celebrating International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for […]

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Peace actions – IPAN conference

Warren Smith MUA National Assistant Secretary The 2017 IPAN National Conference in Melbourne, War, Peace and Independence – Keep Australia Out of U.S. Wars, was a great success, building on previous IPAN National Conferences in Canberra (2014), Brisbane (2015) and Alice Springs (2016). The Conference lifted and strengthened the public call for an independent Australia […]

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Marx’s Capital

150 years young Marx’s Capital Humphrey McQueen The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) commissioned the renowned Australian Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen to write an outline of Marx’s Capital. The purpose of which is to invite job reps and community activists to appreciate and understand the relevance of Marx’s research and analysis of capitalism to their […]

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