Archive | May, 2013
Search Conference debates

Search Conference debates

You can now access many of the presentations from the Secure Jobs in a Green Future Conference held in Sydney on April 6 and 7 on the Search website http://www.search.org.au/projects/national-conference-2013-secure-jobs-in-a-green-future and by visiting the SEARCH Foundation youtube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchFoundation1 Read the Conference resolution here on Uniting the Left http://chriswhiteonline.org/2013/04/unite-left/ Read Australian Options On-Line digest […]

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Further discussions on socialism

Further discussions on socialism

More from Michael Lebowitz. “I think that unless workers fight against capital’s assault upon them, capital will succeed as it has in the past.” A discussion on socialism Darko Vesić and Aleksandar Stojanović (DV and AS): Capitalism has been in crisis for several years now and in response to this crisis the capitalist states began […]

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Good budget

Good budget

What you won’t see in the Budget, unfortunately – from Professor Bill Mitchell. http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=23752 This is my Fantasy Budget 2013-14, which will be part of Crikey’s Budget coverage leading up to the delivery of the Federal Budget on May 14, 2013. This blog is relatively short and more or less within the constraints I was […]

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WSN  Right To Strike flyler - front page - FINAL

On the community assembly

Dave Kerin, veteran unionist, discusses ‘Community Assemblies’ with Chris White. CW: Good to talk to you. Your Enough! speech on Telstra was good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMIvYGqhX4 DK: Thanks, people respond to Enough! CW: Union discussions about our rights to organise with Abbott as PM are central. I campaign on the lack of our right to strike and […]

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McQueen at May Day

McQueen at May Day

May Day, 2013 Canberra at Woden Tradies, speech by Humphrey McQueen. A month ago, Megalo workshop asked me to launch a book celebrating its thirty-three years of poster and print-making. Megalo had been set-up during 1979-80 as part of Jobless Action. At the time, under Fraser, youth unemployment in the ACT was around twenty percent. […]

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Abbott's IR

Abbott’s IR

As we know it matters little what Abbott actually promotes in his announced IR policy, but what the corporate lobbyists will, as they did with WorkChoices, enforce when Abbott is PM. This blog has much criticism of Howard/Abbott’s anti-union policies and laws. Update Ten reasons you can’t trust Tony Abbott at work http://robertcorr.com/abbott-industrial-relations/ Here is […]

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Hong Kong Dockers Claim Victory

Hong Kong Dockers Claim Victory

Hong Kong waterfront workers win. Here is the background to the dispute http://chriswhiteonline.org/2013/04/hong-kong-dockworkers-strike/ Update: The victory, to my mind, is that casualized workers of multiple sub-contractors organized themselves against one of the world’s most powerful oligarchs, and held out for 40 days. No matter what the financial settlement (considerably less than their starting demand), the […]

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