Archive | September, 2012
Foxconn protests, Apple

Foxconn protests, Apple

Reports of what is happening in Foxconn China that assembles many of our computer products, including Apple. From SACOM [REPORT]NEW IPHONE, OLD ABUSES: HAVE WORKING CONDITIONS AT FOXCONN IN CHINA IMPROVED? 20 Sep 2012 Whenever there are new products launched by Apple, consumers are thrilled. All over the world they queue up outside Apple stores […]

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Assessing Chicago teachers strike

Assessing Chicago teachers strike

I earlier posted on the important seven day Chicago teachers’ strike. Now there has been a settlement, here are assessments of this struggle with lessons for Australia. 7 Days that Shook Chicago: The 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike Peter Brogan On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to […]

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On Asylum Seekers

On Asylum Seekers

I participated in The Northern Institute Asylum Seeker Symposium 2012 ‘ALL IN THE SAME BOAT’ here are powerpoints/videos – please distribute. http://www.cdu.edu.au/the-northern-institute/asylum-seeker-symposium-2012 Professor Riaz Hassan – Life as a Weapon: Making Sense of Suicide Bombing Associate Professor Jane Haggis – When does a refugee stop being a refugee?Jeswynn Yogaratnam – An overview of human rights […]

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ACTU on insecure work

ACTU on insecure work

Timely Federal Government action to protect state employees from insecure work 21 September, 2012 ACTU Media Release The decision by the Commonwealth Government to protect the entitlements of state employees whose jobs are outsourced to the private sector is not only a major victory for those workers but shows the way for secure jobs in […]

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Peace Day - IPAN launch

Peace Day – IPAN launch

On International Peace Day today in Australia IPAN is formed. Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) No Foreign Military Bases! There is a growing concern amongst many Australians that decisions to base US troops in Australia and increase military use of Australian facilities were made too hastily to allow proper consultation with affected communities and […]

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Right to wear union badge and Queensland unions in struggle

Right to wear union badge and Queensland unions in struggle

Construction workers struggle in 2012 for the right to wear a union logo. Wearing a union badge is unbelievably declared ‘unlawful’ by Australia’s repressive “Labour” laws. Daniel Grollo the Grocon boss is allowed by “law” to get anti-union injunctions issued by subserviant Supreme Court judges against such “unlawfulness.” Judges hide their anti-union bias behind their […]

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Protest against Trans-Pacific Partnership

Protest against Trans-Pacific Partnership

Details are leaking of a top-secret, global corporate power grab of breathtaking scope — attacking everything from a free Internet to health and environmental regulations, and we have just 4 days to stop it. Big business has a new plan to fatten their pockets: a giant global pact, with an international tribunal to enforce it, […]

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Action on Alan Jones and his sexism

Action on Alan Jones and his sexism

Follow up from the Anne Summers lecture on the sexism against PM Gillard here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2012/09/pm-gillard-her-rights-at-work/ Here is one petition against Alan Jones http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/all-companies-which-advertise-on-2gb-get-alan-jones-to-apologise-make-a-contribution-to-gender-equality# and Alan Jones said Women are Destroying the Joint. here is a Facebook reply https://www.facebook.com/DestroyTheJoint Since then organisers have contacted all 36 of the companies which advertise on 2GB to publicly distance […]

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Stand Up for the Burrup 23rd september

Stand Up for the Burrup 23rd september

Be in the Global Stand Up for the Burrup. This Sunday 23rd September. Comrades and friends, sisters and brothers, please state where you are and let’s see how many Mobs world-wide on Sunday 23 September 2012 will send a message to the Australian government. In Darwin Parliament House 4pm – bring a camera and post […]

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