Archive for June, 2010
Who runs the country? At the moment it’s the mining companies. Australia isn’t a democracy; it’s a plutocracy.
Will Julia Gillard be paid 17% less than Kevin Rudd? Equal pay is the right of all women, not just bosses like Gillard.
The new authoritarianism is winning its war against our freedoms, slowly, steadily but ever so relentlessly.
The only thing Australia is full of is environmental racists and their cousins – the Hansonite racists.
Sport holds within it a view of human potential unshackled – of what we could all be in a society that didn’t grind us into dust.
Know how when you are sick you lie in bed on one side and then after a while roll over to the other side? Then after a little while you roll back again? But rolling around from one side to the other doesn’t cure the illness. Politics in Australia is like that. At the moment.
The historic role of Labor as the party that rules for capital over sectional business interests is at an end.
The Sydney Morning Herald today shows first preferences for the ALP up 14 percent to 47 percent after the leadership change. The Greens are down 7 percent. On a 2 Party Preferred it would be 55 to the ALP and 45 to the Opposition. On these figures Labor would romp home. The Gordon Brown effect maybe? [...]
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Labor has changed its leadership – it hasn’t changed its fundamentals. Gillard is a right winger who will rule in the interests of the bosses at our expense.