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Kevin Lin on Occupy Hong Kong. The protests have arisen out of anger toward China’s encroachment into Hong Kong politics after the latter’s return to China in 1997. While notionally permitting a high degree of autonomy, China has impeded moves towards direct election of its Legislative Council and Chief Executive, as encoded in its Basic […]

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Listening to Pete Seeger. from Jack Humphries: With the sad announcement of the death of the great Pete Seeger this morning, the people of the world have lost not just a link in the chain in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world, but one of our cultural and political anchors. Radio National […]

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Turkey: protests

Turkey: protests

Following the protests in Turkey. http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1840&src=lsmm070613 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x56qCv5AgA&feature=youtu.be http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=10282 Istanbul following a week of protests that have rocked the country. If anyone was expecting a conciliatory tone, they were disappointed. Addressing a crowd of his supporters, Erdogan said “These protests that are bordering on illegality must come to an end as of now.” Referring to the […]

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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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How to struggle for more secure work

How to struggle for more secure work

The Baiada strike: lessons in the struggle for more secure work by Chris White I invite analysis of the NUW win for more secure work for low-paid migrant workers in the Baiada Victorian chicken factory. Signposts are for strategic planning for union and left activists with workers to win against insecure work. 1. The union […]

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US workers: Wisconsin Uprising 2

US workers: Wisconsin Uprising 2

2—Capitalist Crisis and the Wisconsin Uprising ANDREW SERNATINGER Following from the introduction of the book “Wisconsin Uprising Labor Fights” back edited by Michael D. Yates see http://chriswhiteonline.org/2012/09/us-workers-the-wisconsin-uprising/ Excerpts from chapter 2: “Throughout February and March of 2011, I couldn’t help but wonder if I were living in a folktale: in a flash tens of thousands […]

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On the US police state - shootings and protests

On the US police state – shootings and protests

I am back from America:my notes include – the police state. From the US National Safety Council “Americans are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist” I was staying in LA and on the local TV one night was a live for over an hour on the […]

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Jobs and the right to strike

Jobs and the right to strike

ACTU CONGRESS 2012 Sydney See http://www.actucongress.org.au/site/ ACTU CONGRESS Fringe Event Public meeting AUSTRALIAN JOBS AND THE RIGHT TO STRIKE Discussion and Drinks: Mark Lennon, Ged Kearney, Brian Boyd, Dean Mighell, Len Cooper & more… Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Date: Monday 14 May 2012 Where: Unions NSW Atrium, Trades Hall (more…)

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Occupy and black bloc debate

Occupy and black bloc debate

Violence Begets Defeat or Too Much Pacifism? By Michael Albert Friday, February 10, 2012 from Z magazine “But remember that if the struggle were to resort to violence, it will lose vision, beauty and imagination. Most dangerous of all, it will marginalize and eventually victimize women. And a political struggle that does not have women […]

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