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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Please adopt or adapt in your network resolution for lobbying MPs. Please publicize these issues in your publications and website. An initial day of protests in Australia and internationally is on March 24th 12.30pm […]

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Campaign to stop the TPP in 2016

Campaign to stop the TPP legislation in 2016 hots up in Australia and elsewhere. Unions and Community groups are meeting for the next stage of the TPP campaign in 2016. See issues here 1. Earlier on this blog in 2015 http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/10/against-the-tpp/ 2. AFTINET http://aftinet.org.au/cms/ Lobby MPS and Senators now.Block the legislation. Info here http://aftinet.org.au/cms/ Minister […]

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Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

“We need to develop a concept of socialist globalisation — one where producers accept the right of all within the world to share in our common social heritage, the right to be able to develop our potential through revolutionary democracy and protagonism in the workplace and society and the right to live in a society […]

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Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

I post on the passing of Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood and recommend her analysis http://www.versobooks.com/authors/263-ellen-meiksins-wood Ellen Meiksins Wood: Some Personal Recollections by John Bellamy Foster In my graduate class on Political Economy at the University of Oregon this term we are reading two books by Ellen Meiksins Wood: The Retreat from Class and Democracy […]

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Return of ABCC before Senate, again

The Turnbull Government is trying to again destroy building and construction unions, remove the right to strike, sacrifice worker safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union organising. The ABCC will do nothing to stop corruption, it’s just another attack on workers and unions. Join the campaign and sign the petition: http://www.standupspeakoutcomehome.org.au/abcc-will-try-silence-workers Crikey reiterates […]

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Making Portland a class struggle

Here I post reports of the MUA Portland struggle building a class struggle against the Turnbull and corporate attack on Australian jobs. See at end update on same happens to seamen sacked on the CSL Melbourne. Video of militant speeches at the Melbourne Portland rally 27/1/2016 please distribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mYNo3GK9s&feature=youtu.be Photos of Melbourne rally I travelled […]

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Dyson dumps TURC on workers

For background on Dyson Heydon’s $80 million union-hunt TURC see here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/dyson-dump/ And here the former Minister for Employment Eric Abetz released the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. The Royal Commission has not found any corruption in the CFMEU. Instead they have made recommendations and findings regarding industrial […]

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Bernie Sanders for US President

Here I post the US Presidential contest and Bernie Sanders democratic socialist, like Obama, is heading off Hilary Clinton and able to beat Trump. Read articles following: Update: Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message Sanders acknowledges ‘cautious optimism,’ but observers recognize key role early victory may have for campaign that has […]

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