Archive for 'Julia Gillard'
Labor have sunk to a new low, ignoring all opposition in order to push through with this barbaric refugee policy. The Refugee Action Collective calls on those ALP members who voted against Labor policy in caucus to cross the floor and vote against any legislation that legalises offshore processing.
Labor’s neoliberalism is a shit sandwich. It is not the leader selling us the shit sandwich who is the problem. It is the shit sandwich.
The news organisation that bought you phone hacking in the UK brings you untruths in Australia.
The Australian – by its untrue stories shall you know it. The Murdoch press – where untruths abound.
All this ongoing Labor Party rightward shift has done is make Tony Abbott, the man of reaction, and his policies, look reasonable. Every ALP attempt to wedge the Liberals with Labor racism or Labor homophobia or Labor neoliberal economic policy further legitimises Abbott and the Coalition.
As the revolutions across the Arab world show, ordinary people have to seize their future. We can begin by arguing in our unions for real action on climate change that makes the bosses pay for their pollution and moves us to a renewable energy economy by 2020.
Labor is consolidating around a reactionary agenda and destroying itself politically as a consequence.
This is a government without political purpose, without vision, without morals, without principles other than ruling for the rich, but with a strategy to out-Tory the Tories.
With this sort of Labor trajectory the Conservatives could be in power soon.
Our task is to resist reaction of whichever hue and to argue for a fightback in our unions and in the social movements.
Two people in front of me reeled back, clutching their eyes. The cops had used capsicum spray on them. One was a photographer. Maybe taking photos is a threat to democracy too like tying ribbons on a fence.
Five people helped the other protester as he staggered about, blinded and in pain for the crime of attending a demonstration.
Refugees are the real ANZACS with their determination, commitment and struggle to win democracy and freedom.
Julia Gillard, tear down your detention centres.
Social democracy and capital are caught in the grip of generalised falling profit rates. Julia Gillard is its logic.
Support for Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard has plummted. Deposed PM Kevin Rudd is now more popular than her. So who’s turn is it this week to be Labor Party Prime Minister? Maybe it is the party’s embrace of neoliberalism, its capitulation to big business, its attacks on workers that are the real problems, not [...]