Archive for August, 2009
Is the payment to householders for solar electricity from photovoltaic cells on their roofs taxable?
In last weekend’s Australian Christopher Pearson pontificated that Aboriginal ‘ambit claims that images of the dead are sacrosanct, and that selling them is somehow exploiting the deceased, are bizarre.’ Unlike transubstantiation hey Christopher?
Those who proclaim East Timor as the good imperialist intervention side with the class enemy.
St George Illawarra have saved me from September angst by giving it to me now.
Driving back to Wollongong from Sydney today the sign said it all. Fires around Burrill Lake meant the Princes Highway was closed near there. ABC Illawarra radio has been interrupting the football with updates on the fire. Some residents are reporting they can see flames nearby. The advice was that if you could see flames [...]
The ACT minority Labor Government is about to reject a Greens motion to legalise same sex marriage. They are going to vote against their own policy – a policy they took to the last election – because they don’t want to upset Kevin Rudd and the other reactionaries. CPSU affiliation to Canberra Labor has proved [...]
“We have got the dictatorship of the proletariat! … I rub my hands and chuckle with glee. May the day soon come when the proletariat of Western Europe does the same.” Morgan Philips Price, a Manchester Guardian journalist stationed in Russia in 1917, wrote these words to his wife. He didn’t have to wait long. [...]
Ted Kennedy enabled policies that have devastated the lives of the ordinary people for whom he claimed to fight.
The conviction and release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi have both been shaped by imperialist power politics, writes Simon Basketter in the UK weekly Socialist Worker. The decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last week has produced much fury and bluster from politicians in Westminster, Edinburgh and Washington. Megrahi, who has terminal prostate cancer, was serving [...]
Apropos of nothing, here’s a link to an 80s song by the Dead Kennedys called Kinky Sex makes the world go round. The video is obviously an after the event invention since the president at the time was Reagan. But the message is universal. Let us remember and honour the Dead Kennedys.