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The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

Lessons for Australian unions: discuss. As well, includes a review of the 1970′s when Australian unions acted and debated workers’ control strategies; I participated in these debates, but today…? I hope the author will tour Australia soon. Review: Alt-Labor or Not, It Will Take Rank-and-File Power to Revive Us October 06, 2014 / Eric Dirnbach […]

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Debating an alternative

Debating an alternative

Towards an independent working-class Agenda. There is an alternative. The way we live now is not the best of which our species is capable. Inequalities mount to feed corporate wealth and power. For many, misery is added to poverty. We are pushed to do more in less time. The lack of good sleep is unhealthy […]

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Against Abbott’s ‘Fair’ Work amendments

One of the amendments that Tony Abbott is trying to push through the Senate will allow companies to bargain with themselves for new companies and projects. This lets big business lock in lower wages and poor safety standards. It’s madness. And there is much more. Contact a Senator and ask them to vote NO to […]

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Our Long Depression

Our Long Depression

The nature of the current Long Depression. by Michael Roberts http://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/marxism-in-london-socialism-in-slovenia/ There were three things that I wanted to argue in that presentation. First, I argued that Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall was the underlying cause of the cycle of recurrent crises (booms and slumps) in modern economies, […]

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MUA Bust the Budget

On unions – july 2014

The royal commission into trade unions is a political witch hunt. If Ministers have ordered the public service to pursue this anti-democratic frolic, it’s a clear abuse of power. The government is aiming for a union-free Australia. by Tim Lyons The residents of the right-wing fever swamp on the internet who are following the process […]

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Budget responses

After the large March in March, Melbourne had again 20,000 in the first Budget Sunday communities March in May. The VTHC is organising further working class responses.Stop-work to attend the Budget protest on June 12th 10.30 am at the VTHC,Trades Hall (54 Victoria St). This Budget Fight back was debated at the All Unions General […]

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More Abbott lies

More Abbott lies

Update: Abbott’s Wreckage http://sallymcmanus.net/abbotts-wreckage/ Working Life By the Working Life Team February 04, 2014 Voters fear individual contracts under Tony Abbott. We are ‘donating’ $110 billion to our employers every year. Push to cut penalty rates poses $billion threat to economy Does Abbott actually believe in the manufacturing industry? pt 4 below Five reasons why […]

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McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

1. Sally McManus provides a list on PM Abbott’s Wreckage.2. On PM Abbott and WorkChoices. 3. Royal Commission into unions. 1.TRACKING ABBOTT’S WRECKAGE Update: 134 broken promises to I May http://sallymcmanus.net/abbotts-wreckage/ Tony Abbott has been in power since 7 September 2013. From that moment, he and his government have broken promises and hurt Australians. This […]

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Save our unions

Lessons are here for Australian unionists in a new Steve Early book on US unions – here promoted, reviewed and chapter posted. As well, Joe Burns on the public sector unions and strikes. “Reading “Save our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress” is like sitting in on a seminar on the modern labor movement—with […]

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