Archive | December, 2011
Amin urges audacity

Amin urges audacity

Audacity, More Audacity by Samir Amin The historical circumstances created by the implosion of contemporary capitalism requires the radical left, in the North as well as the South, to be bold in formulating its political alternative to the existing system. The purpose of this paper is to show why audacity is required and what it […]

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Keeping union members

Keeping union members

Retaining members in public sector unions by Alex White on DECEMBER 3, 2011 University of Warrick academic Jeremy Waddington and UNISON national officer Allan Kerr authored a fascinating article for the Industrial Relations Journal, Membership retention in the public sector. The article examines membership retention in one of the United Kingdom’s largest public sector unions, […]

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US unions, immigrants occupy

US unions, immigrants occupy

Unions and Immigrants Join Occupy Movements by David Bacon, Truthout. Oakland, California – When Occupy Seattle called its tent camp “Planton Seattle,” camp organizers were laying a local claim to a set of tactics used for decades by social movements in Mexico, Central America and the Philippines. And when immigrant janitors marched down to the […]

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Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra against the 'Second Intervention

Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra against the ‘Second Intervention

Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra criticises Gillard’s ‘Second Intervention’ otherwise known as ‘Stronger Futures in the NT’, a new Commonwealth Government initiative from Minister Macklin that maintains key racists powers introduced through Howard’s NT Intervention. Dr Gondarra is a Senior Elder from Elcho Island. This message was screened in Sydney on Saturday December 3, at a […]

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Rich schools to get more?

Rich schools to get more?

Outlandish Funding Bonanza for Private Schools ‘A report published today by the public education advocacy group, Save Our Schools, finds that two voucher models of school funding proposed to the Gonski Review would deliver billions of dollars in additional funding for private schools and no increases for government schools. Trevor Cobbold, author of the report […]

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To strike or not to...

To strike or not to…

My book review of ‘Reviving the Strike’ now also posted at Left Focus here http://leftfocus.blogspot.com/2011/12/important-book-review-reviving-strike.html Also posted on the new Evatt website http://evatt.org.au/news/reviving-strike.html (more…)

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