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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, again

The Turnbull Government is trying to again destroy building and construction unions, remove the right to strike, sacrifice worker safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union organising. The ABCC will do nothing to stop corruption, it’s just another attack on workers and unions. Join the campaign and sign the petition: http://www.standupspeakoutcomehome.org.au/abcc-will-try-silence-workers Crikey reiterates […]

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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. 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 of Melbourne rally I travelled […]

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Dyson dumps TURC on workers

For background on Dyson Heydon’s $80 million union-hunt TURC see here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/dyson-dump/ And here the former Minister for Employment Eric Abetz released the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. The Royal Commission has not found any corruption in the CFMEU. Instead they have made recommendations and findings regarding industrial […]

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The Great Capitalist Climacteric

The Great Capitalist Climacteric Marxism and “System Change Not Climate Change” by John Bellamy Foster This article is from a keynote address presented at Manifesta in Ostend, Belgium on September 19, 2015. This year’s Manifesta was organized around the theme of climate change in preparation for the COP21 climate negotiations (and protests) in Paris in […]

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef: more action

Background: http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/environmental-crisis-save-the-great-barrier-reef-campaign/ Earlier I posted that the world’s largest coal mine was proceeding. “Environment” Minister Hunt gives the go-ahead, but now a further legal challenge by ACF and environmental groups are campaigning even more strongly. This mine must be stopped to save the Great Barrier Reef. This is one vital campaign to support at the […]

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Campaign against the TPP

I post various arguments against the TPP Trans Pacific Partnership that has been signed and to be ratified by each country. Updates first: The TPP text has been released and our fears confirmed – it’s time to organise major activities. It is not over yet.Unions and communities in US, New Zealand and Japan are gearing […]

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If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? by Michael Lebowitz

If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? by Michael A. Lebowitz Dear Reader, we place these articles at no charge on our website to serve all the people who cannot afford Monthly Review, If you read our articles online and you can afford a subscription to our print edition, we would very much appreciate […]

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