|Issue No 11||30 April 1999|
Letters to the Editor
Latham Misses the Marx
According to Mark Latham (issue 10), "The Third Way is driven by this idea of triangulation, the sort of Hegelian theory of history. Points of conflict are resolved with a new way of thinking, a new ideology, new policies."
Pardon me, but isn't this just Marxism turned on its head? Workers have had enough of this kind of authoritarian, pseudo-intellectual claptrap.
Labor politicians should be about arresting and reversing the increasing disparity between rich and poor in this country, not justifying it with neo-liberal nonsense. Workers want a clear action program that will advance their interests, not more muddled thoughts.
Increasing resources to education is probably a good idea, but will not of itself lead to a change in the distribution of income, as the wealthy will always be able to purchase a higher quality education for their children than can workers
Interview: The Young Republican
Jason Yat-Sen Li stole the show at the Constitutional Convention with his community consultation compromise. Now he faces a bigger challenge, convincing Australia to vote Yes.
Unions: ACTU Moves on the Republic
The ACTU Executive has endrosed the Australian Republic -- but it's given Howard's Preamble the short shrift it deserves.
History: And A Hundred Years Ago
Just as it was a hundred years ago, it is important that trade unions and their members are actively involved in the current republic debate.
Reader's Forum: John Passant
A Workers Online reader explains why he'll be voting "no".
Review: Mountain Men and Women Framed
Working Lives, a history of working people from the Blue Mountains, looks back to illuminate future challenges.
Labour Review: What's New at the Information Centre
View the latest issue of Labour Review, Labor Council's fortnightly newsletter for unions.
International: Performers on the World Stage
Australian performers know better than most the importance of identity, self and place. That's why they are committed Republicans.
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