Archive for March, 2010
Posted by John, March 31st, 2010 - under ABCC, Ark Tribe, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian justice, Australian politics, BHP, China, David Hicks, Julia Gillard, Justice, Mamdouh Habib, Mohamed Haneef, Rio Tinto, Stern Hu.
Australian justice is like Chinese justice – it represents the interests of the rich and powerful.
We live in an essentially undemocratic society. We elect our ‘representatives’ for 3 years and cannot recall them. Ordinary working people have no say over jobs, wages or public services. The bosses – that small minority of society – do. This means that polls (and the about turns of politicians) are our best – if not very [...]
What irony. Tony Abbott, fresh from slaying the Joyce dragon, has declared himself the Ironman of Australian politics. After cycling 180 kilometres, swimming 3.8 and running 42 the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in Australia was moved to say: John Howard was described as a man of steel by George Bush. Margaret Thatcher was the iron [...]
After twelve years of ruling for the likes of pulp miller Gunns Limited and shitting on its working-class supporters, the corrupt, right-wing Labor government in Tasmania has taken a sharp hit at the polls, with its vote down twelve per cent. It is a similar story in South Australia, except that the Rann Labor government, [...]
Socialist Alternative’s annual Marxism 2010 conference will be commencing on Thursday 1 April. This year Marxism has an inspiring line-up of guest speakers from hot spots of struggle and resistance across the world. Opening night will see hundreds of socialists and activists from across the country – and the world – attend the panel discussion, [...]
I will be away over the next week. My posts, if they occur at all, will be intermittent.
Historic. Unprecedented. Landmark. These are just some of the lies the liberal press are using to describe Barack Obama’s healthcare changes. But the legislation is a con, a massive transfer of working people’s wealth to private insurers. Reforms they aren’t. These changes are worse than doing nothing. The new laws will force the poor who [...]
When the struggle against capitalism reaches its crescendo, the self-emancipation of the working class will lay the basis for the liberation of all humanity. This is Marxism.
Sexism affects every aspect of our lives. We can’t help but be affected by the inequalities between men and women, and the stereotypes that arise from these inequalities. It’s a common idea that all men benefit from women’s oppression. Anne Summers, for example, has argued that women’s lower wages benefit men by lowering women’s likelihood [...]
No Government – Labor or Liberal – has the political will to give the Tax Office the money, the staff or the powers to attack non-compliance by big business. They are the Governments of big business.