‘All that glitters is not gold‘ – ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Shakespeare.
On that stretch of beach known for decades as Surfers by the locals and badged as the Gold Coast for international consumption hump back and western wright whales pass by every year in winter, more than in living memory.… Go to Article
Coaldrake wrestles with his conscience every day and wins!
- former QUT employee
While university staff are paid low wages for short-term contracts filled with uncertainty and university student fees are bumped up, Coaldrake has pocketed another $$million contract with the university council, this time till 2017; he has been in the job for 12 years, since 2003.… Go to Article
On Monday 11 February 2013 Bob Carnegie will be appearing in the Federal Magistrates Court in Brisbane on 54 charges of criminal contempt arising from his role as community leader of the 9-week strike at the Queensland Children’s Hospital construction site in August-October last year.
Construction company AbiGroup, part of the giant Lend Lease group, has brought these charges against Bob in a blatant attempt to victimise anyone lending support to trade unions in disputes with employers.… Go to Article
The organisation of the May Day 2012 celebrations in Brisbane is in disarray and needs to be fixed. It has become a mates day at the beer tent for union organisers and a few rank and file – a pub with rides for the kids.
‘The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles’
— Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party
Theses on the Party
by Dave Eden
I would like to thank comrades for inviting me to speak at this meeting and the comradely attitude it displays. My core point is that ideological groupings such as small Leninist parties are next to useless.… Go to Article
[Editor’s Note: Here is another excellent story of how the workers of Kyneton, a central Victorian town, fought back against economic depression in the middle of the 19th century. Why do I feel that Humphrey McQueen’s words could easily describe our current global crisis and the need for better worker organisation?]… Go to Article
Then a Rally was held on 7 November 2008 in Townsville, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Santiago (Chile) and all around the world. Here are the Melbourne, Brisbane T’vlle, Palm Island and NZ Rallies (among others) —
WBT addresses the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land or does the land own us? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
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