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China on Strike

“The real sleeping dragon—China’s enormous factory proletariat—is wide awake and fighting back on all fronts. Indeed, Here is first-hand evidence that Chairman Xi Jinping may soon confront the largest labor rebellion in history.” China on Strike Narratives of Workers’ Resistance by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and Hao Ren Edited by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and […]

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Socialist strategy

Marta Harnecker Chilean Marxist ‘I recommend starting from the topic that most interests you and then reading the rest of the text. As it is impossible to develop all facets of an idea in two pages, only by reading the whole text will readers be able to fully understand each indi- vidual article.’ CONTENTS 1. […]

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NUW wins Polar Fresh strike

The power of the strike to win demands is demonstrated by this NUW Polar Fresh strike defeating Coles. Yet again the employer use of penal powers – here an injunction from the Victorian Supreme Court against the solidarity “secondary” pickets https://www.nuw.org.au/campaigns/polar-fresh see also at end – leads to the necessity of a union wide political […]

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CUB unionists struggle

CUB unionists win December: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/07/cub-55-workers-have-won-all-demands-in-industrial-dispute-says-union https://weareunion.typeform.com/to/YocpqB Update 25 August: Walk off by United Voice and CFMEU members supports sacked maintenance workers workers. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/beer-production-grinds-to-a-halt-as-abbotsford-brewery-staff-stop-work-20160825-gr0srg.html From the ETU Victoria In response to a large number of people struggling to comprehend what has occurred at CUB and how CUB can legally slash the wages of their maintenance workforce, […]

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More on the strike debate

Strike strategy today By Tim Goblet (I post this article on the US strike debate. I argue this strike debate is critical in Australia. At the end see references on this post to strikes and the right to strike – http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/06/right-to-strike/. I was in the US for the Verizon strike that was successful –http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-strike/ ) […]

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Campaign for the Right to Strike.

Unionists organising for the right to strike and for the effective strike Update July 18: From Don Sutherland Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century The Australian workers of the twenty first century need a strategy that defeats the penal powers of the twenty first century. It is all about a deeper meaning of democracy […]

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Michael Lebowitz on socialism

Marxist author Michael Lebowitz, who writes and researches the problems and possibilities of building a socialist alternative, gives a talk on what socialism might look like in this century and the differences with 20th century socialism as represented by the developments in the Soviet Union. http://links.org.au/node/4729 Speaking at the “Socialism in the 21st Century” conference […]

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Feel the Bern 4

Earlier post on Feel the Bern here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/05/feel-the-bern-3/ What happens now to the Bernie Sander’s campaign after the struggle at the Democrats’ Convention? Sanders on beginning the revolution Update October: Interview with Sanders On Our Revolution. Defeating Trump and then going local… I think Our Revolution is beginning to do what its goal was, and […]

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Feel the Bern 2

Bernie Sanders pulls off shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Indiana http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/03/bernie-sanders-wins-indiana-democratic-primary Updated from this earlier post http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/feel-the-bern/ Sanders wins big http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/5-reasons-bernie-sanders-wins-big-with-cruz-dropout_b_9834348.html Watch Sanders video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgD_ibRh9Fk&feature=player_embedded FBI findings http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/clinton-should-concede-to-sanders-before-fbi-reveals-findings_b_9836720.html 1. Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution Bernie Sanders can’t do it alone. by Larry Cohen Bernie Sanders will campaign all the way up to […]

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