Archive | February, 2016
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“Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With”

Arts Peace Foundation http://artspeacefoundation.org The Graham F Smith autobiography “Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With” (2015, Wakefield) is a good read for comrades who lived the times and lessons to be debated for new comrades, labour historians, unionists, educators and the general public. We discover “wonderful stories, rich in humanity and with […]

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Timor Sea Justice protests Australia and internationally – news, videos

Update 3 September: Please support the TSJC’s crowd funding campaign. Donate now and help ensure Timor gets a fair go. https://chuffed.org/project/fair-go-for-timor The East Timorese people have long held a special place in Australian hearts. Now, they need a hand to secure what is rightfully theirs and to secure their future prosperity. Great riches – oil, […]

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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Update: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-to-malcolm-turnbull-lets-start-talks-on-maritime-boundary-20160215-gmugd1.html East Timor’s ambassador to Australia Abel Guterres, who announced the correspondence from Dr Araujo on Monday at a symposium at Monash University, said his country signed the treaties under duress. The first […]

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Campaign to stop the TPP in 2016

Campaign to stop the TPP legislation in 2016 hots up in Australia and other countries.Update November 2016 TPP dead. TPP death result of six years of community campaigns. The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network welcomes reports that the Obama administration has abandoned attempts to push the TPP through the current lame duck Congress, the […]

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Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

“We need to develop a concept of socialist globalisation — one where producers accept the right of all within the world to share in our common social heritage, the right to be able to develop our potential through revolutionary democracy and protagonism in the workplace and society and the right to live in a society […]

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Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

I post on the passing of Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood and recommend her analysis http://www.versobooks.com/authors/263-ellen-meiksins-wood Ellen Meiksins Wood: Some Personal Recollections by John Bellamy Foster In my graduate class on Political Economy at the University of Oregon this term we are reading two books by Ellen Meiksins Wood: The Retreat from Class and Democracy […]

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Return of ABCC before Senate, and DD election

Update: March 21: Turnbull with the DD election steps up the corporate/LNP pressure to again make more powerful the ABCC to destroy the building and construction unions and as well the MUA, AMWU and TWU and remove the right to organise and strike. Turnbull sacrifices workers’ safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union […]

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Making Portland a class struggle

Here I post reports of the MUA Portland struggle building a class struggle against the Turnbull and corporate attack on Australian jobs. See at end update on same happens to seamen sacked on the CSL Melbourne.Protest against Rio Tinto sackings https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61108 Video of militant speeches at the Melbourne Portland rally 27/1/2016 please distribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mYNo3GK9s&feature=youtu.be Photos […]

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