Archive for July, 2009
This piece, by Martin Hirst from Ethical Martini and the AUT, is reproduced with his permission. Here is a link. I spent an interesting 24 hours in Christchurch on Friday and Saturday as a guest of the New Zealand Broadcasting School. I was a speaker at the school’s conference to celebrate 25 years of turning [...]
Peter Garrett’s decision to approve more uranium mining shows the futility of joining the Labor Party to change the world. The party changes you.
Geelong Council has sacked two workers after they filled in hazardous potholes in their lunchtime.
There are strikes or threatened action in the following sectors in South Africa: Gold, Platinum, Coal, Municipal workers, Paper and Chemicals, Rail, Communications, Doctors, the SABC. Couple this strike wave with the first recession since the downfall of apartheid and the anger in the townships over the conditions people are forced to live in and the situation [...]
Neo-liberalism, not need, drives health care reform. Let’s tax the rich to pay for universal health care as part of a move to a just and equitable society.
John has an article in the August edition of Socialist Alternative about Australian hypocrisy over the Rio Tinto arrests. It is based on Rudd gives China a Stern talking to on this site.
America is a country shaped and dominated by race. That history will not disappear, as the arrest of African American Professor Harvey Gates for ’breaking in’ to his own home shows. Conservatives argue that the election of Barack Obama means that the US is somehow a post-racialist society. Certainly the American electorate rejected the overt racism of [...]
Posted by Leonie, July 26th, 2009 - under ALP, Australia, Australian Labor Party, Australian politics, Casino capitalism, Economic crisis, Economics, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Labour theory of value, Marxism, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor.
Rudd is going to hand back complete control to the casino capitalists and attack workers. What a great strategy for further disaster.
Often seemingly appropriate policy responses can lead to tax rorts. Take section 23AG of our income tax laws. Back in the mid 1980s Australia moved from an exemption system for foreign taxed income to a foreign tax credit system (FTCS). In essence under the FTCS Australian residents declare their foreign income and receive a credit [...]
PRESIDENT BARACK Obama declared recently that there would no longer be junior and senior partners in the Americas but his actions are sending a different message.