Archive for February, 2010
Is the Rudd Labor Government mortally wounded? Or is it just resting? A Sun-Herald/Taverner poll shows both parties at 50 percent on a two party preferred basis. So we have gone from Labor a few months ago in the stratosphere with nearly 60 percent of the 2PP vote to now being neck and neck with the [...]
Victory to Greek workers striking against the ‘Socialist’ Government’s attacks on them.
If the choice is between breaking the law by striking to enforce safety standards and protect lives or doing nothing and watching people die, I’m for breaking the law.
If Rudd and Smith were serious they would not only join the boycott Israel campaign, they would lead it until Palestine is free.
Class struggle is just so old hat, isn’t it? Well, as 2 million striking Greek workers show, maybe not. The stakes are high. The Socialist Party Pasok won the Greek elections last year on a program of defending working class living standards and social services against attacks from the Conservative government. Socialist Prime Minister Papandreou [...]
Some of my students have the heretical idea that tax is boring. So each class I begin by regaling them with a few tales about recent publicised events to help disabuse them of their egregious and erroneous thinking. This week life will imitate art. To grab my students’ attention we have been working through a completely fictitious example in [...]
Benjamin Netanyahu is the Israeli prime Minister. He is a murderer. Interpol has issued arrest warrants for the 11 Israeli secret service agents who killed Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. It is also possible Fatah supporters from the Palestinian Authority helped the agency, Mossad. According to The Australian newspaper Netanyahu ‘…authorised the mission, which was not seen [...]
Burn in the fires of the market you lit Minister Garrett.
The Church hopes that Mary MacKillop will be the Tiger Woods of religion in Australia, without the sins but with a drawing power that will have people coming back through the turnstiles, oops, doors.
Julia Gillard is Deputy Prime Minster. Quentin Bryce is Governor-General. The premiers of New South Wales and Queensland are women. Women make up almost half the workforce. Yet working women are paid 17% less for work of equal value. They are under-represented in senior jobs in most industries. Abortion is still a crime in some states (including Anna [...]