Archive | May, 2009
capitalist crisis severe

McKnight on alternatives

David McKnight at the Crunchtime conference. Looking for an alternative at a time of crisis If we look back in a year’s time to our meeting today, I suspect we will say that we were (or are) living in a kind of phoney war period, a lull before a storm. We are on the brink […]

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right to strike on the environment

Green New Deal

Ann Pettifor addressed the Crunch Time conference on Thursday 23rd April 2009 on The Green New Deal. http://www.crunchtime.org.au/ Ann Pettifor is executive director of Advocacy International. In the 1990s she helped Jubilee 2000 which succeeded in persuading a large swath of world public opinion, as well as world leaders, to cancel $100bn of debt owed […]

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DPM: demand to guarantee OHS rights

From OHS union activist Andy Alcock Dear Deputy Prime Minister Gillard, In this country, approximately 8000 Australians die from work-related injuries and disease each year.About 450 of this number die p/a from traumatic injuries sustained in accidents. The remaining deaths are due to occupational diseases – mostly cancers and most of the cancers coming from […]

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Happy 90th Pete Seeger

Happy 90th Pete Seeger

http://blog.aflcio.org/2009/05/03/happy-birthday-pete-seeger/ Also buy, the 2007 DVD of a stirring revelatory film of the life of Pete Seeger, “The Power of Song”, with music and tributes by Dylan, Guthrie, Baez, Springsteen, Peter Paul and Mary; a wonderful song writer “Where have all the flowers gone?” “Turn, Turn, Turn” “If I had a hammer” and many more; […]

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