Category: Struggle Against Austerity

Impending crisis, the broken rules of the system v the 90%

Impending crisis, the broken rules of the system v the 90%

Here, Michael Roberts gives a good overview of the global picture regarding new levels of instability in the economic system. Instability is an intrinsic feature of the capitalists system we live in. He starts as follows: The US stock market turned volatile this week and has now erased all the gains made up to now…

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Understanding its reality is the first activist step towards preparing for the next economic crisis

Understanding its reality is the first activist step towards preparing for the next economic crisis

Global economy is facing a ‘perfect storm’ BIS fears that increasing protectionism could reverse decades of progress. http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/global-economy-is-facing-a-perfect-storm-warns-bis-chief-20180827-p4zzzq.html?btis You don’t have to agree with or understand all of the stuff in this summary of what one of the major architects of “our” twenty first century capitalism is saying, except that another economic crisis is just…

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Some thoughts on “the right to strike” and the Change the Rules Campaign – Part 2

Some thoughts on “the right to strike” and the Change the Rules Campaign – Part 2

The “right to strike” versus employer opposition and Laborist naivete The “right to strike” is one of two (see below) demands that would change the “balance of power” towards working people in a “fair dinkum” way. The FWA09 restricts workers’ right to strike so severely it is almost meaningless against an array of powers provided…

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