Left Action helps stop Liberals taking Curtin University Guild
For those of you interested Left Action has helped stop the Liberals winning control of the Curtin University Guild.
By way of background, and what has piqued my interest in this, is my article Evidently right wing hate is OK which included a reference to the Curtin Capitalist Society putting posters which read better dead than red over Left Action posters and the response this provoked from conservative Curtin students.
Well, it’s time Curtin Capitalist Society. If these posters of yours were really about your preference to be dead rather than red, what is stopping you now the new red regime is here?
In the article I also included an image of a homophobic change to a chalk up by Left Action. So the vote is also a repudiation of the homophobic wing of student politics at Curtin.
Well done to Left Action for starting the process of building a fighting Guild to defend students and stop course cuts. And go suck eggs to all those conservatives who posted in my article that Left Action had alienated students.
The ticket won President, Education Vice-President, Women’s Officer, Queer Officer, 4 Guild councillors and 3 delegates to the National Union of Students.
They send their thanks to everyone who helped with the campaign, and they look forward to a year of fighting course cuts, PAYG parking and involving students in social justice campaigns.
This is the first time the non-Labor Left has seriously contested the elections in well over 10 years!