- Leighton: Gillardâ€™s honourable men
Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 in ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission – Comments: (0)On Monday, 27 October, a floor collapsed during construction of an office block in Canberraâ€™s CBD. Such assaults were nothing new for the lead contractor, Leighton.
- Market meltdown
Posted on Saturday, December 6th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)Canadians debate capitalist crisis See video.The current credit crisis rocking Wall Street may well be the largest market failure within the history of capitalism. The crisis is destabilizing the American economy, and also causing financial crises across the capitalist world.
- McQueen: the very right-wing Rev. Rudd
Posted on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 in ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission – Comments: (0)As part of his PR campaign, K. Rudd proclaimed that he had never been any kind of socialist. Instead, while playing Judas to his leader, he paraded his species of Christianity in an article for The Monthly.
- MPs pattern bargain but not workers
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 in ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission – Comments: (0)In the Financial Review yesterday, DPM Gillard remains tough in Labor’s crack-down on pattern bargaining. Pattern bargaining â€“ industry-wide industrial action in pursuit of an industry agreement or identical enterprise agreements â€“ is like workChoices specifically prohibited by her Bill (sections 412 and 422).
- Not New York education
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 in Social justice – Comments: (0)No, Julia! New York is Not WorkingNew York City Schools Chancellor and prospective US Secretary of Education, Joel Klein, is in Australia next week to spruik his school reforms.
- Nuclear disarmament?
Posted on Saturday, December 6th, 2008 in Environmental crisis – Comments: (0)Nuclear Disarmament and Uranium Exports Inquiry. PM Rudd has a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, to examine the set of international nuclear treaties involving Australia – including Australiaâ€™s uranium exports bilateral agreements, and to report on how they may be made more comprehensive or effective and how they may advance Australiaâ€™s objectives in this field.
- Poor reduction target
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 in Environmental crisis – Comments: (0)Geoff Lazarus points out that the essence of the GLOBAL WARMING problem is that current world Co2 levels are at 360 parts per million. This has already taken us through some of the tipping points that could lead us to an eventual catastrophic and irreversable climate change later this century.
- Rudderless in a Sea of Choices: The Defeat of Your Rights At Work
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 in Featured – Comments: (0)Rudderless in a Sea of Choices The Defeat of Your Rights At Workâ€”Analysis and a Possible Response by Harry Glasbeek The Federal government has laid out its proposals to revamp the federal industrial relations regime.
- Search on capitalist crisis
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)The global financial crisis has dominated the headlines for months and has affected countries all around the world. Although, national governments have stepped in to prevent the collapse of the financial system, the world is heading for a major recession.
- ï¿¼How bad can get it?
Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (1)The Portuguese Communist and Nobel Prize-winning author, Jose Saramago published Blindness (1995) a novel in which an entire society loses the ability to see. Everything goes white.
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Chris has worked in the trade union movement for 30 years and researches on left politics, union issues and China labour law. He lives in Darwin.
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