Jewel Towers over Moving Sands

'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. Sea mullet migrate … Continue reading Jewel Towers over Moving Sands

‘The Golden Age wound down during 1854…’

[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?] Kyneton From 'We Built … Continue reading ‘The Golden Age wound down during 1854…’

2007 Federal Election: Bastards voted out

Little Joy for Workers "In democracies, sometimes the rulers have to change in order to ensure that things remain the same" — adapted from The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa Unions were told by the Labor Party that they had to work on a marginal seats campaign to get the ALP in government and thereby … Continue reading 2007 Federal Election: Bastards voted out