Category: Political Economy – Basics

Socialism’s Relevance Here and Now in Australia

Socialism’s Relevance Here and Now in Australia

Talking about socialism here and elsewhere Dr. Tristan Ewins consistently seeks, from within the ALP, as an open socialist to the left of Australian laborism, to promote discussion about the meaning of socialism in Australia in the 21 st century. Click here for his latest piece , “ALP Socialist Left Forum: The Prospects for Socialism…

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Understanding exploitation

Understanding exploitation

https://portside.org/2019-01-26/erik-olin-wright-1947-2019 This obituary for Erik Olin Wright makes me regret not paying more attention to his thoughts and writing. There was something of his that I read back in the early 80’s that provided some insights about union strategy at the time, that at short notice I do not recall. This says more, not good,…

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Cops, protest and the future of work

Cops, protest and the future of work

From time to time police, and their union, seek pay rises and other improvements in their conditions. They are protesting when they do so. They wish for and expect that the general public (90 per cent of whom are workers with a similar problem) would support them. Then there is this, in Sydney yesterday…. And…

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