Archive for 'Elections'
Why is there so little choice in Australian politics? The neoliberalism of all the parties is the surface answer; lack of class struggle the underlying answer.
For Marxists it’s not such much “whoever you vote for, the government always wins” but “whoever you vote for, the capitalists always win”. As Marx himself put it in The Communist Manifesto: “the bourgeoisie has…since the establishment of modern industry and of the world market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway. The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.”
An Iranian left orienting to workers as workers offers the opportunity to overcome divisions and see the working class overthrow the dictatorship.
Posted by John, March 23rd, 2009 - under ALP, Anna Bligh, Australian politics, BlighBorg, Elections, HowRuddistas, Jobs, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Queensland, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, The Great Recession, sackings, unemployment.
With the BlighBorg going to an early election and winning in Queensland, Rudd must be tempted to do the same thing and for the same reason – to avoid losing in 18 months’ time when unemployment is over 10 per cent. If the HowRuddistas hold strong to every detail of the Emissions Trading Scheme after [...]
The Labor Party BlighBorgs have retained Government in Queensland.
Posted by John, March 21st, 2009 - under Capitalism, Class struggle, Democracy, Demonstrations, Elections, Fighting back, France, General strike, Guadeloupe, Jobs, NPA, New Anti-captialist Party, Occupations, Olivier Besancenot, Public Service, Resistance, Revolution, Stimulus package, Strikes, The Great Recession, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, sackings, unemployment.
The recent general strikes in France were a success. Pressure is building from below for more action.
Posted by John, March 20th, 2009 - under ALP, Australian politics, ETS, Economics, Elections, Emissions Trading Scheme, Fair Work Australia, Labor Party, The Liberals, The Right, WorkChoices, WorkChoices Lite, sackings, unemployment.
When Labor votes in the House of Representatives against the Senate amended Fair Work Bill, it is a clear sign there will be an early election. Unemployment is going to skyrocket over the next year (if not earlier) and Labor wants to do anything to avoid voter anger over that. Given 3 month Constitutional requirements – [...]