Archive | December, 2011
Porcelain Unicorn

Porcelain Unicorn

British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. http://www.porcelainunicorn.com/ It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”. There were over 600 entries. The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative & be a compelling story. The winner was “Porcelain Unicorn” from American director […]

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Tears of Gaza

Tears of Gaza

Tears of Gaza is a gut-wrenching full length promotional documentary (83mins) of the 2008-2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military, three years ago to the day. It uses actual footage from local Palestinian crews of the bombs falling, the terror of the Palestinians targeted and the ensuing chaos of getting the wounded to overcrowded […]

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GM occupied

GM occupied

75 Years Ago Today, the First Occupy By Michael Moore On this day, December 30th, in 1936 — 75 years ago today — hundreds of workers at the General Motors factories in Flint, Michigan, took over the facilities and occupied them for 44 days. My uncle was one of them. The workers couldn’t take the […]

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Schweppes locks out workers

Schweppes locks out workers

Read here for the details. Say to retailers that you do not want to buy Schweppes products. As argued on this blog, here is another reason why the lawful lock-out ought to be denied to the more poweful employer. Workers and their unions have such a limited right to strike that our so-called “fair” bargaining […]

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Worst anti-union companies

Worst anti-union companies

This Year’s Worst Companies to Work for if You Want the Right to Join a Union Further 2015 update: 2014’s worst corporation is … Bayer The 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame competition was steep, with Monsanto, Chevron, McDonald’s, Comcast, and others all vying to be named the worst corporation of the year. You made your […]

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Socialism...

Socialism…

Australian Options magazine no 67 out now editorial: Whither Capitalism; Whither Socialism? ‘AO founder Elliott Johnston posed “the question of socialism, however named” just before his recent death. The hundreds who attended his memorial service heard of a tireless campaigner for justice and social change on which to build a better world. Far from being […]

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FWA review

FWA review

Fair Work review is an opportunity to dispel employer myths and strengthen workers’ rights 20 December, 2011 ACTU Media Release Next year’s review of the Fair Work Act must not become a forum for employer grandstanding, and unions will take a strong interest to ensure the voices of working Australians are heard and that their […]

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ABCC remains

ABCC remains

ABCC hangs on, but legislation to scrap it will be debated early next year from Dave Noonan CFMEU Despite our best efforts, the ABCC has received a stay of execution. The legislation introduced by the Labor Government to scrap it was not debated this year, and won’t be back in Parliament until February at the […]

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ye are many

ye are many

Jim Sharp Poem/1090 [1]16/2011 We are the 99% a materialist concept of class struggle endures recurrently high & low “rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number- shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you- ye are many- they are few” by Percy Shelley (more…)

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