Archive | April, 2013
ACTU President Ged Kearney

May Day 2013

1. From Darwin Northern Territory Australia May Day Dinner • 7pm Saturday 4 May at Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club Parap. Guest Speaker Dr Chris Burns, 200 tickets at $50 per head are available from Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club Parap phone 08 8981 4171. Support APHEDA buy raffle tickets • Union Awards […]

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Grocon OHS? & OHS International Memorial Day april 28th

Grocon OHS? & OHS International Memorial Day april 28th

GROCON SAFETY RALLY – Melbourne The B.I.G. Unions are conducting a rally and march regarding the developing and unsatisfactory situations concerning safety on Victorian building sites. Location: Swanston St, at Grocon Wall, opposite CFMEU Date: Tues April 30 Time: 10:00am Bring: Flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC9kLUVwBZY http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protest-brings-city-to-a-standstill-20130430-2ipwo.html Update Protest brings city to a standstill April 30, 2013 – […]

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Korea

Korea

Humphrey McQueen on Korea, Marty Hart-Landsberg on ‘The Need to Work for Peace On the Korean Peninsula’, Dr Jenny Grounds, Medical Association for Prevention of War statement, and then Abolish Nuclear Weapons and then from the American Friends Service Committee and from the Guardian. McQueen: “I have resisted going here but given the hype and […]

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How Obama won

How Obama won

When campaigning for political gains in Australia, how Obama won with organised volunteers is an important how-to guide. “Obama 2012 Campaign Report” by Alex White Posted on April 22, 2013 in Blog, Campaigning, Obama 2012 “In 2012, I spent over two and a half months working full-time as an Organizing Fellow with the Obama for […]

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Imperialist Battlefields, Response from South

Imperialist Battlefields, Response from South

The Battlefields Chosen by Contemporary Imperialism: Conditions for an Effective Response from the South by Samir Amin Samir Amin is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. “In the art of war, each belligerent chooses the terrain considered most advantageous for its battle for the offensive and tries to impose that terrain on […]

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Innovation?

Innovation?

“Labor’s innovation plan provides hope for Australian manufacturing” by Roy Green, Dean of UTS Business School at University of Technology, Sydney from The Conversation 20 February 2013 My comment: Manufacturing plans could have been done 3 years ago and consequently be of some assistance – now, too late, as AbbottPM will close down industry and […]

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On Anzac

On Anzac

I object to “men at war” defining Australia. Why not union mateship? See at end update on first Adelaide union march for Anzacs in 1915 and the radical Simpson. My mother Jean Marshall theatre director was first to direct Alan Seymour’s wonderful play about generations of fathers/sons debating Anzac in “The One Day of the […]

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Unite Left

Unite Left

Unite the left to defeat corporate power and win a better world April 10, 2013 – 9:46 am secure jobs in a green future … CONFERENCE STATEMENT Unite the left to defeat corporate power and win a better world Austerity, union busting, disempowerment and accelerating climate change are the policies coming from corporate capitalism in […]

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Marx?

Marx?

Review — From the April 2013 issue The Revolutionary Is Marx still relevant? By Terry Eagleton Discussed in this essay: Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life, by Jonathan Sperber. Liveright. 672 pages. $35. W.W. Norton. Not many of Karl Marx’s ideas were original. The concept of communism was known to the ancient world, while the notion […]

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