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From Eureka stockades

From Eureka stockades

Humphrey McQueen talks at the EUREKA DINNER ADELAIDE 15 November 2014 Imagine for a minute or two that we have been transported from the AEU offices, past South Terrace to the Adelaide Club on North Terrace. Of course, the likes of us will be waiting on tables and scrubbing in the kitchen but we might […]

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More from ACTU on TURC

More from ACTU on TURC

Address by ACTU Assistant Secretary Tim Lyons. See as well http://workinglife.org.au/2014/11/03/royal-commissions-agenda-is-crystal-clear/ Hold the front page. Liberal Government establishes Royal Commission into Trade Unions. The Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Unions, like its predecessors, is a deeply, irrevocably political exercise. Every Liberal PM since Billy McMahon has had at least one Royal Commission into trade unions[1] […]

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joe hill

The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

Lessons for Australian unions: discuss. As well, includes a review of the 1970′s when Australian unions acted and debated workers’ control strategies; I participated in these debates, but today…? I hope the author will tour Australia soon. Review: Alt-Labor or Not, It Will Take Rank-and-File Power to Revive Us October 06, 2014 / Eric Dirnbach […]

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Corporates no tax

Corporations avoid tax

From United Voice: Who pays our Commonwealth? We examined the last decade worth of taxes by the Countries biggest companies. We found 29% have an effective tax rate of 10% or less. Worse, 14% have an effective tax rate of 0%! That means more than 1 in 10 of the top two hundred companies in […]

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ACTU President Ged Kearney

Update: Urgent – Lobby Senators against Abbott’s work amendments

ACTU: Workplace and union and community organising on workplace amendments that are not in the interests of workers. See my earlier posts http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/09/against-abbotts-fair-work-amendments/ Senate lobbying. Discuss how to add your voice urging Senators to reject the Abbott and Abetz “Fair” Work Act amendments. As well as the ALP and Greens, contact the “Independents” now. Petition […]

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Debating an alternative

Debating an alternative

Towards an independent working-class Agenda. There is an alternative. The way we live now is not the best of which our species is capable. Inequalities mount to feed corporate wealth and power. For many, misery is added to poverty. We are pushed to do more in less time. The lack of good sleep is unhealthy […]

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Can planet earth survive capitalism?

Can planet earth survive capitalism?

Can planet earth survive capitalism? From the never-died collective www.facebook.com/JoeHillorganiser Capital plunders the wealth of nature in order to exploit the human labour that its agents apply to those raw materials. Marxists recognise that only human labour can add more value than goes into its production. However, without the wealth of nature, there would be […]

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ACTU President Ged Kearney

Against Abbott’s ‘Fair’ Work amendments

One of the amendments that Tony Abbott is trying to push through the Senate will allow companies to bargain with themselves for new companies and projects. This lets big business lock in lower wages and poor safety standards. It’s madness. And there is much more. Contact a Senator and ask them to vote NO to […]

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Our Long Depression

Our Long Depression

The nature of the current Long Depression. by Michael Roberts http://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/marxism-in-london-socialism-in-slovenia/ There were three things that I wanted to argue in that presentation. First, I argued that Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall was the underlying cause of the cycle of recurrent crises (booms and slumps) in modern economies, […]

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