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The Future of Trade Unions in Australia

The Future of Trade Unions in Australia 2017 Ken McAlpine, National Tertiary Education Union, kmcalpine@nteu.org.au Sarah Roberts , National Tertiary Education Union, sroberts@nteu.org.au Abstract The Australian union movement has been in decline for several decades. The social and economic factors which have led to the decline are briefly examined. Unions have spent many years developing […]

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Women’s marches against Trump

I post articles on the Women’s marches against Trump.Earlier http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/11/on-trumpism/ “When women’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back,” a crowd of 6000 people chanted as they marched through Melbourne’s CBD as part of the global Women’s March movement on Saturday. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/about-6000-join-melbourne-womens-march-as-global-movement-protests-trump-inauguration-20170121-gtw3qz.html Thousands in Sydney https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/videos/10155117992876264/?pnref=story US Veteran: There are […]

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RAFFWU

RAFFWU – the new Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. If you know of workers in the industry ask them to join. http://www.raffwu.org.au Update 28 January: Relevant speech by new President explaining why a new union https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/building-new-union-retail-and-fast-food-workers-union For many years while I was at the UTLC of SA, I worked with the right-wing SDA SA […]

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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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On Trumpism

Updates January 21 Anti-union attacks coming from Trump http://labornotes.org/blogs/2017/01/viewpoint-whats-coming-under-president-trump December 4: Sanders shows trump back sliding already on promises to workers and supporting the corporates. Read here http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/01/bernie-sanders-big-business-took-trump-hostage-and-won Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look Programs to account for a significant share of defense budget boost Missile defense and military space programs are […]

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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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Put in your opposition to the TPP to the Senate

Further update January 2017: Even though the TPP is dead without the support of the United States, PM Turnbull wants to push ahead with a vote on its implementing legislation in the Australian Parliament. Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team have all declared they won’t support the dead TPP. But Labor said it […]

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Socialism now

What is Socialism for the Twenty First Century by Michael A. Leibowitz Posted from Monthly Review Press http://monthlyreview.org/2016/10/01/what-is-socialism-for-the-twenty-first-century/

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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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