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Responding to the penalty rates decision

1. From Don Sutherland (‘retired’ AMWU): Please debate. “Like many others I am very angry on several counts with the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for Australia’s lowest paid workers. Read decision https://www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/modern-award-reviews/am2014305-penalty-rates-case How else to react? here is my current thinking … This very wrong decision on several counts is […]

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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 strategies […]

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Women’s marches against Trump

Update February 2017: A long informative frightening article with a detailed account of who’s who in the Trump administration. How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State. A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction By Nafeez Ahmed Read here […]

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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

Update February 2017: A long informative frightening article with a detailed account of who’s who in the Trump administration.How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction By Nafeez Ahmed Read here https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-trump-regime-was-manufactured-by-a-war-inside-the-deep-state-f9e757071c70#.klw02zpk7 […]

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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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