Archive | December, 2012
Wal-Mart China anti-union

Wal-Mart China anti-union

[Petition] Immediate Reinstatement of Wang Shishu, the labor activist who organized a pay rise petition in Shenzhen Wal-Mart! ‘While Wal-Mart stores in over 100 cities in 46 states in the United States, are facing thousands of demonstrators protesting and even striking against low wages, long working hours and labor rights violations in Wal-Mart, Students and […]

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Merry Christmyth

Merry Christmyth

Merry Christmyth I can’t but agree. ‘The Atheist Foundation of Australia wishes the non-religious and religious alike a very merry Christmyth season. Many people are unaware that the tradition is drawn from celebrations surrounding the pagan Saturnalia and was usurped by Christianity around the 4th Century CE. The alleged story of the character Jesus is […]

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Eisenhower on weapons

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Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Please sign and get endorsements by 4th February 2013 ‘Ten years ago in February 2003, unprecedented numbers of people joined the largest demonstrations in recorded history to oppose the invasion of Iraq. They were right; there were no weapons of mass destruction and war was not the answer. Learning from […]

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Action on Gonski

Action on Gonski

New Test Results Reinforce the Case for Action on Gonski from SAVE OUR SCHOOLS ‘The latest international test results show that Australia’s performance has stagnated over the last 16 years while many countries have improved. The results reflect Australia’s failure to address the extent of disadvantage in education. The new results, and those before it […]

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'Wisconsin Uprising' book review

‘Wisconsin Uprising’ book review

Left Focus has published my book review of ‘Wisconsin Uprising Labor Fights Back‘ http://leftfocus.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/wisconsin-uprising-labor-fights-back.html (more…)

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Obama campaign: union lessons

Obama campaign: union lessons

The lessons for unions from Obama’s 2012 campaign Alex White on December 5, 2012 Campaigning. ‘I had the great fortune to work for the Obama for America campaign for two and a half months in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I believe there are many elements of his campaign that unions could learn from. Of course, […]

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New movements around work

New movements around work

For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity Download the Latest issue of the Interface journal http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/

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Act globally: LabourStart

Act globally: LabourStart

Eric Lee first made sure our aim is for unionists to think locally and act globally. LabourStart has over 1,000 journalists world-wide and assists unions with global pressure on companies and governments; 1. LabourStart will continue to assist union struggles, such as at the conference; 2.Support for Bahrain unionists; 3. Nissan launch; 4.Support for Chinese […]

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Australia: Keystone of the Pacific

Australia: Keystone of the Pacific

Australia is now Uncle Sam’s ‘Keystone of the Pacific’: learn from Okinawa Uncle Sam’s military presence in Australia is greater now than ever, and more is on the way. The hundreds of Marines rotational in Darwin since April will grow to 2,500 by 2016, bringing with them more ships, aircrafts and deadly weapons (e.g. cluster […]

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