Archive | October, 2012
Winning more secure work

Winning more secure work

Winning Fair & Secure Work Search Forum Plutonomy versus the Precariat: the growing class divide from the Search Foundation “The world is now indeed splitting into a plutonomy and a precariat — in the imagery of the Occupy movement, the 1% and the 99%. Not literal numbers, but the right picture. Now, the plutonomy is […]

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Burrup campaign

Burrup campaign

Next Stand Up for the Burrup 2nd December. Coalition for World Heritage Listing for the Murujuga/Dampier Archipelago Rock Art Precinct P. O Box 2529. Port Lincoln SA 5606 0432 618296 murujuga2012@gmail.com Dear Friend, This will serve to introduce the Coalition for World Heritage Listing for the Murujuga/Dampier Archipelago Rock Art Precinct. We are a coalition […]

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SINDIKATU JERAL TRABALHADORES TIMOR LESTE 2nd Congress

SINDIKATU JERAL TRABALHADORES TIMOR LESTE S J T – T L GENERAL WORKERS UNION OF TIMOR LESTE “Together Fighting for Workers Rights and Interests“ Timor Leste (SJT-TL) General Workers Union 2nd Congress Dili, October 17th 18th 2012. Report by Chris White “One hundred and ten 110 delegates members of the SJT-TL and guests attended their […]

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Karey Alex

New baby!

Alex and Karey are having a baby. I am to be a grandfather. Chris (more…)

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Ray

Ray

I am upset on hearing of Ray Gietzelt’s death. From 1945 Ray committed to building the Miscellanous Workers Union and retired in 1984 – the LHMU is now United Voice. As a young unionist in the SA Missos branch, he had a significant impact on me. He explained to me his discipline as a union […]

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US in the Pacific

US in the Pacific

1. Richard Tanter ‘US in Pacific’ from Nautilus Peace and Security 31 May 2012. 2. See also below from Malcom Fraser:’Australia must become less reliant on the United States and play a more independent role with a rising China.’ 3. US fleet coming to Perth. 1.Tanter:’Washington’s Pacific pivot is essentially a matter of the Obama […]

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Wisconsin Uprising review

Wisconsin Uprising review

I have published on this blog ‘Wisconsin Uprising’ for lessons for Australian unionists. My book review is published in On-Line opinion. I recommend buying the book for unions, activists, libraries and X-mas presents. http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14211 (more…)

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Gillard attacks

Gillard attacks

PM Gillard’s attack on misogynist Abbott yesterday has international coverage and strong local support.. (more…)

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Darwin marines

Darwin marines

Australian leader faces bases blowback By Graeme Dunstan from Asia Times When the first contingent of 250 US Marines flew into Darwin last April, they were greeted on the tarmac with a personal handshake by Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith and welcomed to the city by the chief minister of the Northern Territory (NT), Paul […]

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