Archive for March 22nd, 2009
Posted by John, March 22nd, 2009 - under ALP, Anna Bligh, Australian politics, Capitalism, Fighting back, Great Recession, Jobs, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Living standards, Neoliberalism, Public Service, Queensland, Resistance, Rudd, Springborg, Strikes, The Great Recession, The Right, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, meat axe, sackings, unemployment.
Working class voters decided Premier Bligh in Queensland could protect and create jobs. She can’t. Politics is about to get very interesting.
Posted by John, March 22nd, 2009 - under Capitalism, Democracy, Demonstrations, Europe, France, Jobs, Living standards, NPA, New Anticapitalist Party, Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, Reformism, Resistance, Revolution, Strikes.
Will French workers learn the lessons of history? Can the strikes there lead to a democratic working class revolution with production organised to satisfy human need? I wrote this piece – May ’68 in Paris – for Socialist Alternative last year. It may be one small contribution to the discussion. It was written well before the [...]