Saturday’s socialist speak out – have your say
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 action isn’t it? Of course a carbon tax (a GST- like tax on carbon) won’t work but gives the impression of addressing a problem that the market itself creates.
Gillard continues to plummet in the polls and her Labor government is facing a wipe out if the current level of support continues. Gillard’s one success has been to make Tony Abbott look electable. That was some task but Gillard’s shift tot the right has made his reactionary ideas appear reasonable.
There is even talk of replacing Gillard as Prime Minister. The problem is the policies not the leader per se. Changing the person selling the shit sandwich doesn’t change the shit sandwich.
Internationally the US Congress cheered war criminal Netanyahu to the rafters, ignoring the new reality in the Middle East that threatens not only Zionism but US imperialism and its control of the region. Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.