Archive for September, 2012
If you want to know what an Abbott government will be like on economic policy, look at Campbell Newman. If you want to know what it will be like on social policy look at Alan Jones.
A new poll shows deep support among liberals for the very Bush/Cheney policies they once pretended to despise writes Glenn Greenwald in Salon.
Let me just say (a bad joke for those in the know) it doesn’t matter who is selling Labor’s shit sandwich, it’s still a shit sandwich and we’re not buying it.
The government is visibly rattled. It has to face a vote in parliament on the cuts. All the strikers are expecting that unions will call them out again when that vote is set.
Left Action has helped stop the Liberals winning control of the Curtin University Guild. The ticket won President, Education Vice-President, Women’s Officer, Queer Officer, 4 Guild councillors and 3 delegates to the National Union of Students. Left Action look forward to a year of fighting course cuts, PAYG parking and involving students in social justice campaigns.
The idea that black and Asian people can be racist towards white people is wrong. It confuses a reaction to a racist society with racism itself.
There will be a perfunctory investigation into the Australian soldiers’ facebook page and its threats against Australian Muslims, a bit of tutting about a few rotten apples, maybe even a sacrificial lamb or two and then it will be back to business killing Muslims. The systemic racism of the armed forces will be white washed over.
Socialist Alternative has agreed to attend an initial and exploratory discussion about possible collaboration and unity with Socialist Alliance.
Orwell was a committed socialist who wrote not to decry revolution, but to warn against its corruption
Between $21 and $32 trillion – as much as Japan and America’s GDPs combined – has been stashed in offshore tax havens by the world’s richest 10 million individuals. Just 92,000 of them claim a $9.8 trillion dollar share.