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Marx’s Capital

150 years young Marx’s Capital Humphrey McQueen The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) commissioned the renowned Australian Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen to write an outline of Marx’s Capital. The purpose of which is to invite job reps and community activists to appreciate and understand the relevance of Marx’s research and analysis of capitalism to their […]

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On Castro

It is 1966. I am 18. We are first studying the politics of the Cuban revolution. With many others throughout the world inspired by Fidel and Che, we follow – all these years – the triumphs and failures of the Cuban revolutionary history – here sketched in articles on Fidel Castro’s life. Indeed, lessons on […]

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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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On Whitlam

McQueen on Whitlam; Pilger on Kerr/CIA dismissal 205 update on dismissal at the end. 1. A Whitlam trifecta By Humphrey McQueen The passing of Edward Gough Whitlam signifies more than the death of one man. Whitlam is the only Labor prime minister whose name became an –ism, an endowment which continues to evoke veneration and […]

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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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What's Gonski?

What’s Gonski?

I recently talking to parents made reference to Gonski, but they did not know what that meant, so I said public funding for your schools and they understood there was not enough. So, we wait to see if PM Gillard makes progress or if it is all too late. here is one opinion by Dean […]

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Organising against the Right

Organising against the Right

Dear friend, SEARCH Foundation decided at its last AGM to make building an alliance against the Right our main political priority for this year. On the 7th of April at the Secure Jobs Green Future Conference Sydney there is a panel plenary session on strategies for the left to which I will contribute as SEARCH […]

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Super reform?

Super reform?

If Labor wants to win in September it needs bold new initiatives – without ‘robbing Peter to Pay Paul’. Reforming superannuation concessions and dividend imputation may provide Labor with the ‘warchest’ it needs to ‘break through;’ to disengaged voters. Labor also needs to deliver in the immediate term as well – as voters may be […]

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