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Posted by John, March 4th, 2009 - under ALP, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian politics, Big business, Capitalism, Economics, Fighting back, Keynesianism, Labor Party, Living standards, Neoliberalism, Resistance, Social Democracy, Strikes, Trade, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, sackings, unemployment.
“I wouldn’t say anyone’s job was safe.” Sometimes politicians tell the unadorned truth. Kim Carr, Labor’s Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, did that the other day when he warned about forthcoming massive job losses in Australia. Apart from saying anyone could lose their job, he also told 3AW that “these are difficult times, we [...]
The Americans are sticking to their Buy American clause in Obama’s $815 billion stimulus package. Instead of retaliating in kind, I suggest we withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, which is the 21st century version of Vietnam for US imperialism. That’ll focus American minds more than some half-arsed Buy Australian nonsense.