Tag Archives: unions

Celebrating October in November

The change from the ancient Julian to the more modern Gregorian calendar in Russia means that we should actually celebrate the anniversary of the October revolution in November. Once you convert the dates, October 25th becomes November 7th – today. Happy centenary of the October revolution. On this day, the authority of state power – […]

The 2014 Victorian Election

Victoria is a state that has been and continues to be further to the Left of the political spectrum than other Australian states. This is largely attributable to (a) Victoria’s historically industrial/manufacturing economy and (b) heavy urbanisation, contributing to an inner-city little ‘l’ liberalism. The duality of industrial and progressive elements are stronger here than […]

Why left wing people should join/remain in the ALP

A workers’ party without popular support is a phantom and a body without a head. Socialism and/or social democracy cannot be implemented democratically without a workers’ party with mass popular support.  This is, amongst other reasons why I will never leave Labor for organisations such as Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative. The Australian Labor Party […]

A Different Kind of Compassion

While we sit, work, eat and do all of the things that life throws at us, it is remarkably easy to forget how finely everything hangs in the balance. Birth, its bloody, painful, full of emotion and life, its no wonder that rarely do we consider that where we are born is of any more […]