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Antifaciscts in the A.C.T.?

Hi,

Looking for antifascists around Canberra who are up to taking the immigration fight to the streets and lumping it back on the pollies. Contact here, antifaoz @ Libcom, deathdwarf@hotmail, punksitu77@gmail or annihilating angel on fb. cheers.

Gomeroi sovereigns go on rental strike, slam Land Council

Gomeroi tribal people in the Moree area have been advised by their clans to stop paying rent for houses they live in as part of an assertion of sovereignty.

http://treatyrepublic.net/node/1049

Craig Thomson saga shows unions must cut ties with Labor … for their own sake

The sordid details of Craig Thomson and the Health Services Union affair reflect an institutional failure in the relationship between the ALP and the union movement that created it in the 1890s, and which has sustained it ever since.

http://theconversation.edu.au/craig-thomson-saga-shows-unions-must-cut-ties-with-labor-for-their-own-sake-6900

Sydney IWW branch meeting Sat Apr 21

The vibrant Sydney branch has it's next branch meeting and social this coming Saturday, 21st April at 3pm down stairs at the Petersham bowling club, every one is welcome and we promiss it is never boring and always a good catch up after in the bar. Contact Alex for more info sydneywobs@gmail.com

Concert and Sydney IWW branch fund raiser April 13th

The Sydney General Membership Branch of the IWW is holding a concert and fund raiser on Friday the 13th April, at the Petersham Bowling Club in inner Sydney,  kicks off at 7pm, list of local bands and the club has good food and drinks, For more go to

http://www.facebook.com/events/271528429596152/

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Parliamentary Cretinism

Haw!  You've got to hand it to Freddy...." and almost each particular section of the possessing class has its representatives in each of the two parties to a very large degree".  What a guy!  And today, we on the left with our Zeitgeists and populist rants about the Fed, supporting all kinds of nationalisms and very little, if any, class analysis, hear a voice from the past making a class analysis which brings clarity to the mess we're in: the rule of Capital.  The bourgeois democratic electoral system is, of course, rigged to produce a consistent result: the continued rule of Capital.  Reforms are modifications of this rule, to be sure; but they don't change the basic social relation based on the continued political servility of the working class i.e. wage labour.  And as long as people like Engels can be put in the 'out of date' box, we'll have, "contempt for all theory....and be...

Commodities are barriers to use-values for those who aren't wealthy.

My impression is that the general purpose of private healthcare in Australia is to give the purchaser the right to jump the queue. The effect is to put the poor at the end of the line for healthcare. This is an example of the lack of morality which bourgeois individualism is based on: my freedom is your unfreedom and it's all tied up with commodification of need i.e. putting a price on human life. The commodity barrier is also key in keeping those without wealth away from political power and giving access to the political ears that be to the likes of Twiggy Forrest, Gina Reinhardt and their ilk.

Direct unionism in practice: undermining service industry barriers to worker solidarity

This response is primarily written with the intention of facilitating an introduction to Direct Unionism for service workers who are very new to labour. We hope to participate in the DU discussion, and share with those interested how we have been affected by these conversations and also how we are practicing and implementing these ideas.

http://libcom.org/library/direct-unionism-practice-undermining-service-industry-barriers-worker-solidarity

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