Take my hand
I cannot take your hand
Boy in the sand and surf
I cannot take your hand
And bring you to my earth
Will you walk with me
Through the gentle hello
Where quiet duvet
Meets screamed pillow
There is no migrant crisis. There is a crisis of imperialism, of intervention, of capitalism. End the cycle of death and tears. Stop invading countries, bombing them and supporting dictators.Open the borders everywhere.
I looked into your eyes
The other day
Perhaps for the first time
In all those years
Since I caressed your wine
To listen to my 30 minute interview on City Limits on 3 CR on tax, socialism and the universe, click here.
Posted by John, September 2nd, 2015 - under 7-Eleven, Abbott government, ABCC, Building industry, Building unions, Building workers, CFMEU, Fair Work Australia, Royal Commission into unions, SDA.
It is all about priorities, and making sure that bosses don’t rip off their workers isn’t a priority for the Abbott government in Australia. Destroying the CMFEU, one of the few unions that fights to defend its members, is. If the government can do that it makes the climate even better to drive down wages and cut conditions in other industries across Australia. 7-Eleven is a microcosm of Australia’s industrial relations. What Abbott and his hired anti-CFMEU puppets in the Fair Work industry want is a cowered and compliant building workforce a la 7-Eleven. They want workers to work longer for less, just like the 7-Eleven bosses have been doing, with the same result – more profit for the bosses.
Until an anti-austerity mass movement and its political expression arise we will continue to have bad government after bad government in Australia. That new formation will I suspect only happen when we decide to take action as the working class against whoever is in power, the Liberals or Labor.
If the ACTU, or at least the left unions, were to announce a complete boycott of the Royal Commission, and to back that up not only with the threat of (illegal) mass strike action in defence of anyone prosecuted for not appearing, but also with an education campaign among their members as to why they must walk off the job in response to the biased Commission, it would destroy the witch hunt. The CFMEU is due to appear before the witch hunt today at 10 am. Boycott it.
I have woken to the days of little time
Where the blackness stretches back
And no birds are singing sweet upon the line
The crawling creatures of the night attack
And undermine the lack, the lack of mind
STAND UP FOR REFUGEES – THERE IS A BETTER WAY: Rally in Garema Place, Canberra, 1pm Sunday 11 October
We demand an end to mandatory detention of refugees and asylum seekers, and the closure of Manus Island and Nauru. We urge the Australian government to allow for the rapid processing of asylum applications in transit countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia and to increase our humanitarian intake significantly.