Cuba is struggling to exit the “Special Period” — as the period of economic crisis that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main trading partner, in the early 1990s is known — and the trade union movement is helping to chart the way forward, a leading Cuban unionist told Green Left Weekly in December.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has been blockading the site of the new children’s hospital construction project in Parkville. The blockade is a response to the sacking of Joe Angelino, a shop steward who is also a health and safety representative.
The song lyrics below are by the Newcastle-based hip hop group Dhopec.
The Israeli apartheid state, seemingly unconcerned by worldwide outrage and condemnation of its latest attacks on Gaza, has set about extending its domination over the occupied territories.
Most media commentary, for and against the process of change and deep-going transformation that the government of President Hugo Chavez is leading, focuses on Venezuela’s cities.
While two student unions have recently passed motions in solidarity with Palestinians, ALP students withheld quorum at a Sydney university Student Representative Council meeting set to vote on a similar motion on February 18.
Do you think this headline is too harsh? Do we still need to give these politicians time to act the way many hoped they would?
Government has a responsibility to restore full employment by making an “unconditional job offer” at a liveable minimum wage to all who want to work.
Prominent US ecosocialist and Marxist author, Joel Kovel, has has been informed that his teaching contract at Bard College will not be renewed when it expires in July this year. He has been a member of the faculty since January 1988.
Renowned Marxist economist Michael A. Lebowitz is a director at the Centro Internacional Miranda in Caracas, Venezuela. He is the author of Build it Now: 21st Century Socialism and Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class, which won the Isaac Deutscher memorial prize in 2004. Lebowitz will be a keynote speaker at the World At A Crossroads conference in Sydney, April 10-12. Visit http://www.worldatacrossroads.org for the full conference agenda and registrations details.
Supporters of Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution gathered at the Queensberry Hotel on February 21 to celebrate 10 years of the revolution and the “yes” vote in the February 15 referendum. The referendum removed the constitutional barrier to President Hugo Chavez seeking re-election.
The Rudd government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) is not just bad, it’s dangerous.