Archive for May, 2011
While the call for these demonstrations does argue for re-appropriating the word slut, the primary emphasis is on a rejection of victim-blaming, breaking down sexist stereotypes and demanding sexual freedom for all women.
Julia Gillard is not the Laurence Olivier of politics. She is more like a snake oil salesman who can’t convince the audience of the magical qualities of her carbon price product. A shit sandwich is still a shit sandwich no matter who is spruiking its benefits.
The latest figures on industry income and profits from the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm Marx’s argument that it is workers who create society’s wealth through their labour and the bosses who steal it through their ownership of the means of production. Of course we have to be careful using the bourgeoisie’s figures because they don’t use Marxist methodology [...]
In my view payments for solar panel generated electricity, and I would add credits of such payments against consumption, are assessable income.
The Government’s own climate commission warned this was the decade of decision and the two parties dither. It’s time for a mass movement to force action on climate change now. The Business Council has accepted the need for a carbon tax, but at $10 a tonne and with many many exemptions. Ah yes, that’s decisive [...]
It’s time for workers to fight for real wage increases to end the obscenity of the super rich wallowing in their untaxed billions.
BOMBS and bribes, promises and threats. That’s Barack Obama’s formula for derailing the revolutions in the Arab world and keeping the region under U.S. domination.
As the revolutions across the Arab world show, ordinary people have to seize their future. We can begin by arguing in our unions for real action on climate change that makes the bosses pay for their pollution and moves us to a renewable energy economy by 2020.
As the debate over climate change solutions hots up, the focus now seems solely on a carbon price and ruling class squabbles over their share of compensation, while any real talk of jobs or developing a sustainable renewable energy sector has disappeared. Labor and the Greens’ determination to drive climate solutions through a market-based scheme – the carbon tax – has been decisive in focusing the debate.
The complete bankruptcy of reformism in Spain is plain to see for many many workers. Without the dead hand of the union bureaucracy to crush their dreams and demands the spread of the fightback against neoliberalism into the workplaces is possible.
The Arab spring has spread to Spain and opened up the possibility of the Spanish working class entering on to the stage of history.