||Issue No. 131||12 April 2002|
Interview: Cross Wires
International: Two Tribes
Activists: Beneath the Veil
Unions: Terror Australis
History: A Labor Footnote To The Royal Funeral
Economics: Private Affluence, Public Rip-Off
Review: The Great Hall of the People
Poetry: Waiting for the Living Wage
Satire: Israel Recruits NAB To Close West Bank
The Locker Room
Week in Review
A Voice for the Shareholders
Noses in the Trough
Memo: Carmen Lawrence
Police: Make the Boss a Woman
Baby Faced Brogden
Workers Online - Aoteroa
Letters to the Editor
Noses in the Trough
You guys have lost the plot. Bob Carr who puts out that he is the leader of the ALP in this country is hosting a dinner for his affluent supporters ($3000 + a ticket), holding hands with poker machine barons and heavens me guess what else.
The ABC that supports the ALP is more concerned with keeping its affluent listeners who call themselves the new elite up to date about corporate takeovers and the financial concerns of large corporations.
They throw in the odd show about down and outs or indigenous people hoping it will earn them credibility points. Methinks the groups that claim to represent the workers have also been infiltrated by people using the union movement for their own goals that will always go back to money and power and selfish interests of special interest groups.
Tell me the names of the people in positions of power in this country who are prepared to put the greater good, the interests of all their fellowman, not just their mates ahead of their own financial best interests.
ALP supporters who put out that they are the elite in this country would be more honest in their labelling people as ordinary if they lined people up and shot them - but I forget they do need some of these people they call ordinary to be their slaves and to do dirty work.
Do you really think that people like the people who will pay big dollars to attend the ALP dinner care about NAB closing branches in regional Australia, sacking thousands of workers? If you checked out dinner guests membership in the large institutions and names of people who are large NAB sharedholders you would surely find the people at the dinner, lots of people in the ALP and most of the people in the media who support the ALP.
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