Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Political music: 11 new albums you need to hear https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/952">Mat Ward</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/gickr.com_26ce35cc-602c-3824-dd2e-20e20e50830e.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's this month's radical record round-up, with an emphasis on Indigenous resistance. What album, or albums, would you suggest? Comment below, on <a href="https://twitter.com/greenleftweekly">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/greenleftweekly">Facebook</a>. </p> <p style="font-size: 150%;"><strong>1. THE BASICS - THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59900#comments 1067 Cultural Dissent hardcore hip-hop Mat Ward music political albums political lyrics Political Music Punk rap the basics Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:47:25 +0000 Mat Ward 59900 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Carlo's Corner: Jeremy Corbyn is cheating by pushing policies that are actually popular https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59898 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/532">Carlo Sands</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p7_blair_corbyn_chaos.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="90" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Socialist Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn looks set to win the party’s leadership in the coming weeks — sending shock waves through the British establishment. </p> <p>He has generated huge enthusiasm among young people with his ultra-radical concepts like “maybe don't start pointless wars so poor people die for economic elites” and “let’s ensure we can all access health care and basic services”. </p> <p>But surely Corbyn is cheating. The whole concept of “democracy” seems rigged in his favour due to his dangerous approach of advocating policies that are actually in the interests of the majority. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59898" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59898#comments 1067 British Labour Party Carlo Sands Comment and Analysis iraq Jeremy Corbyn SYRIZA Tories Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:34:54 +0000 stuart_m 59898 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Scott Morrison’s attacks: first asylum seekers, now expectant mothers https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59899 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4620">John Rainford</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p7_angry-scott-morrison.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scott Morrison must be the cruellest, most insensitive minister for immigration that Australia has ever seen. </p> <p>“Border protection” was a vote winner so international treaty obligations were trashed, human rights trammelled and asylum seekers fleeing from persecution were greeted with perverse punishment.</p> <p>After his resounding success in the portfolio, Morrison was promoted to minister for social services, where he wasted no time in attacking the unemployed, the disabled and age pensioners. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59899" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59899#comments 1067 Australian News immigration minister John Rainford Scott Morrison Sex Discrimination Commissioner welfare rights Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:53:01 +0000 kathy_f 59899 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Redfern Tent Embassy succeeds in fight for Aboriginal housing https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59889 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1106">Rachel Evans</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p24_jenny_munro.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) is claiming victory in its fight for Aboriginal housing on The Block. This comes after the federal government arranged a $70 million deal — a $5 million grant and help to organise a $65 million bank loan — which will ensure that all 62 dwellings in the Pemulwuy project are built for Aboriginal families.</p> <p>For more than a year RATE has insisted it would not move from The Block until the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) prioritised affordable housing for Aboriginal people on the site. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59889" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59889#comments 1067 David Shoebridge Indigenous rights Lisa DeLuca Pemulwuy project Rachel Evans Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) Sydney Wiradjuri elder Aunty Jenny Munro Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:23:29 +0000 kathy_f 59889 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Green Left Radio relaunched https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59891 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1267">Susan Price</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p3_zekeox.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Early this year supporters of <em>Green Left Weekly</em> in Melbourne decided to relaunch the <em>Green Left Radio</em> show on community radio 3CR. This was after urging from station management and <em>Green Left</em> supporters volunteering at the station.</p> <p>The <em>Green Left Radio</em> program previously aired on 3CR between the mid-1990s and early 2000s. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59891" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59891#comments 1067 3CR anti-corporate Australian News Fighting Fund Green Left Weekly Radio Nick Fredman Susan Price Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:17:56 +0000 kathy_f 59891 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Rally targets China ‘free trade’ agreement https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59897 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7223">Kieran Stock-Jones</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2573">Darwin</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p8_darwin_etu_photo_etu_fb.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 800 workers gathered in Bicentennial Park on August 23 to protest against the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement in a rally organised by the Electrical Trades Union (ETU).</p> <p>ETU National Secretary Allen Hicks told the crowd Chinese companies need invest only 15% in a project worth at least $150 million to be able to bring in workers from overseas who are not subject to labour market testing.</p> <p>For as little as $22.5 million, a Chinese investor in a joint venture with an Australian company can avoid paying Australian wages and conditions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59897" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59897#comments 1067 Australian News China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) Darwin Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Kieran Stock-Jones work choices workers' rights & unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:51:32 +0000 kathy_f 59897 at https://www.greenleft.org.au The crimes of Robert Menzies https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59895 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7217">Ken Cotterill</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p11_menzies.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Menzies achieved many things in his long political career. To remain prime minister as long as he did, Menzies kicked the communist can for as much as it was worth. </p> <p>He also benefited from a split in the Australian Labor Party and the ALP’s remarkable talent for shooting itself in the foot. By choosing ineffectual leaders — Doc Evatt was brilliant but erratic, while Arthur Calwell was dour, dull and unelectable — the ALP was putty in Menzies’ clever political hands. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59895" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59895#comments 1067 ALP anti-nuclear anti-war Australia Comment and Analysis Communist Party Hiroshima Ken Cotterill Maralinga Soviet Union Vietnam War Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:18:27 +0000 kathy_f 59895 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Gayby Baby banned from NSW schools https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59894 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p3_gayby_baby.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="51" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Australian film, <em>Gayby Baby</em>, that follows four children with same-sex parents and highlights the obstacles they face has been banned from NSW schools after the <em>Daily Telegraph</em> objected.</p> <p>Burwood Girls High, where the director went to school, had planned to show the film as part of the Wear it Purple Day campaign aimed at supporting LGBTI students.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59894#comments 1067 Adrian Piccoli Australian News Burwood High School Gaby Baby LGBTI queer rights Sydney Wear it purple Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:20:27 +0000 kathy_f 59894 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Earthworker Cooperative buys first factory in Dandenong https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59893 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p3_earthworker_factory_shot_online.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="91" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earthworker Cooperative was formed to respond to the challenges of climate change and the need for local job creation, by establishing worker-owned cooperatives throughout Australia in sustainability-focused industries.</p> <p>It has just raised $570,000, mostly via small donations, to establish the Eureka's Future Workers' Cooperative to produce and install high-quality Australian-made solar hot water systems.</p> <p>The first Eureka’s Future worker-owned factory has now been established through the mutualisation of the Everlast Hydro Systems factory in Dandenong in Melbourne’s south-east.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59893" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59893#comments 1067 Australian News earthworker Eureka's Future Worjkers' Cooperative Melbourne Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:11:40 +0000 kathy_f 59893 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Abbott’s anti-worker bills defeated in Senate https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59892 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1267">Susan Price</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p3_sydney_may_day_march_2015_pb.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The federal government’s anti-union agenda, on behalf of the Australian ruling class, has been further frustrated following its failure to ensure two key pieces of legislation pass the Senate.</p> <p>On August 17, the Senate defeated a bill that would have reintroduced the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) along with its coercive powers and weakened protections for unions. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59892" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59892#comments 1067 ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission Australian News CFMEU Hutchinsons Ports Senate Susan Price workers' rights & unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:49:43 +0000 kathy_f 59892 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ansell targeted for union busting https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59890 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/855">Kerry Smith</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p2_ansell_protest.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Australian condom and rubber glove maker Ansell is engaged in some aggressive union busting in Sri Lanka. It has sacked about 300 poor mainly women workers who are fighting for the right to strike in one of Sri Lanka's so called Free Trade Zones.</p> <p>Workers gathered outside Ansell’s Melbourne headquarters on August 25 to demand Ansell reinstate the sacked workers and recognise workers' right to organise.</p> <p>Sri Lankan unionist Anton Marcus, who addressed the rally in defence of the sacked workers, said the workers had wanted nothing more than the right to negotiate through their union.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59890" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59890#comments 1067 Ansell Australian News Clothing and Footwear Union Kerry Smith Michelle O'Neil Sri Lanka Textile union busting Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:02:55 +0000 kathy_f 59890 at https://www.greenleft.org.au The 'Uluru bark petition', when culture backfires https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59888 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 27/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/7197">Adam Sharah</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/11349356_1605905279669041_781343146_n.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On August 13, anti-marriage equality campaigner and Liberal government minister Senator Eric Abetz was presented with a petition against marriage equality — the "Uluru bark petition" — by Black pastor Peter Walker, who claimed to speak on behalf of "Aboriginal Australia".</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59888" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59888#comments 1067 Adam Sharah anti-racism Australia Comment and Analysis queer rights Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:11:03 +0000 tony_i 59888 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy declares victory https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59886 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 27/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/jenny_munro_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy released this statement on August 27.</strong></p> <p>The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) has claimed an important victory in its fight for Aboriginal housing on the Block, ahead of a Supreme Court decision today on a timeline for forced eviction of the Embassy camp.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59886" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59886#comments 1067 Aboriginal Housing Company AHC Australian News Indigenous rights Jenny Munro Nigel Scullion Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy Sydney Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:15:00 +0000 kathy_f 59886 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Rally: Stand up for refugees. https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59885 <p>Sunday, October 11</p> <p> No turnbacks; Close Manus &amp; Nauru; No Border Force Act; End mandatory detention. 2pm. State Library, 328 Swanston St, City. </p> <p> Organised by Refugee Action Collective.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 11/10/2015 - 2:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/59885#comments Melbourne Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:04:08 +0000 Melbourne 59885 at https://www.greenleft.org.au MUA leader: 'We still have fight in us' https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59881 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 25/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5875">Robin Mayo</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/hutchinson.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><b><em>Green Left Weekly</em>’s ROBIN MAYO caught up with MICH-ELLE MYERS on August 23, a family day at Port Botany in support of the workers sacked by Hutchinson Ports. Myers is a national officer for the Maritime Union of Australia.</b></p> <p><b>Why is the Hutchison dispute so important?</b></p> <p>The Hutchison dispute is important because it is waking the community up about why we need to get rid of the Abbott government. It helps the community realise how anti-worker this government is. It thinks it’s OK for people to be sacked by SMS and email in the middle of the night. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59881" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59881#comments 1067 Australian News CFMEU Hutchinsons Ports Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Robin Mayo workers' rights & unions Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:56:41 +0000 kathy_f 59881 at https://www.greenleft.org.au