Archive for March, 2009
Updated Program for Marxism 2009 Easter weekend: Thursday April 9 until Sunday April 12 at Melbourne University For bookings and more information visit Marxism 2009 Thursday 9th April 6:30pm Public meeting: Challenging capitalism and war: featuring a left wing activist from Egypt Mamdouh Habashi, American socialist and author of a new book on the Vietnam [...]
I am seeking my new employer’s agreement to continue any paid activities like this blog. While ‘paid’ is stretching it, it is nevertheless outside activity which could theoretically impact on my responsibility to work for my employer, (but won’t). There could (although I doubt it) be conflict of interest issues that need clarifying. For that reason, from [...]
A Political Animal is a participative novel. Make any suggestions you like. I will consider them. The novel itself remains my property. I will add to it and update it over time. John Chapter 1 – Into Exile It is the year 29 and I am too old to go into exile again. My back legs are [...]
Posted by John, March 29th, 2009 - under ALP, Anna Bligh, Australian politics, Jobs, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Public Service, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, dextering, efficiency dividend, meat axe, sackings.
Only industrial action will stop the dexters in the Federal Labor Government from splattering the blood of thousands of innocents on the abattoir floor of unemployment.
The public service is based on a Stalinist model. So says Professor Leonie Bronstein from the National University of Australia.
Posted by John, March 28th, 2009 - under ALP, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian politics, Capitalism, Class struggle, Communist Party, Democracy, Economics, Fair Work Australia, Fighting back, Free speech, Freedom, Internet filtering, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Living standards, Resistance, Right to organise, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Stephen Conroy, The Australian, The Depression, The Great Recession, The Left, Wages, WorkChoices, WorkChoices Lite, unemployment.
The Left should encourage and join workers to fight for their jobs and livelihoods, and so help defend and extend our freedoms.
This article by Abdullah Muhsin is on UnionBook . LabourStart is running a campaign to defend the Iraqi Teachers Union from Government takeover. The Iraqi Teachers’ Union is facing extreme attack from the Iraqi Government. The Iraqi government has appointed an official body and granted it the authority to take over the union. This government [...]
Barbara Shaw, an Indigenous activist from Alice Springs, is speaking at Marxism 2009 on the Northern Territory Intervention: The latest land grab.
A group of armed thugs has been terrorising large areas of the country. They have even killed kids. The people are fighting back against this alien and foreign force – a force contrary to the region’s free spirit and humanity. Bring our soldiers home from Afghanistan, Mr Rudd, and put on trial any Australians who may have been [...]
Abolish our Stasi. De-fund defence and intelligence agencies and spend the money on health and education.