Archive for October, 2009
I welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues in the ALP when we fight for a common goal. I just don’t notice the ALP membership today mobilising itself, let alone wider sections of society, for anything progressive.
Posted by John, October 31st, 2009 - under Ark Tribe, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian Labor Party, Australian politics, Building industry, Building unions, Building workers, CFMEU, Trade unions.
Is the rank and file prepared to push the struggle for the right to strike all the way, and bring in members of other unions on and off building sites across Australia?
Anyone who comes here seeking asylum should be welcomed, and should be granted permanent, full and equal citizenship rights, with no detention.
We can begin a fight back against higher interest rates and prices by striking for more wages and so winning back a little of the profit we make for the bosses.
The left event of the year in Australia - Marxism 2010 – will be held over 4 days this Easter in Melbourne. World -renowned investigative journalist John Pilger will speak (as he did in 2009). In addition to John there are speakers from the US, South Africa, China and Palestine as well as a range of Australian speakers. [...]
I have sent the following request to my union, the Community and Public Sector Union. Dear Comrades I note that Paul Howes, secretary of the right-wing AWU, has made some excellent comments in support of refugees. He has for example said: “Rudd has an approval rating of 68 per cent . He has the unanimous loyalty [...]
To all those ‘left’ Labor apologists for Rudd on refugees, let me quote Paul Howes from the right wing Australian Workers’ Union. ”Rudd has an approval rating of 68 per cent . He has the unanimous loyalty of his caucus. He has an almost non-existent Opposition. He is in a unique position to change the debate. [...]
Since 1992 Australia has detained over 20,000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat. In these 20,000 asylum seekers there have never been a single person who has been found to be a terrorist, not a single one.
At the centre of the Australian political situation today is the contradiction between the deep crisis in world capitalism on the one hand and the ongoing stability and political quiet in Australia on the other writes Corey Oakley in Socialist Alternative. TURMOIL IN THE WORLD SYSTEM As Tom Bramble has outlined in Crisis and contradiction [...]
An elitist with contempt for ordinary working people – Clive Hamilton is the perfect Greens’ candidate for Higgins.