Rock Of Ages
The Howard Government’s response to Australia’s aging population - to make them work longer and harder – is a small minded response to a mind-blowing problem, a perversion of the discipline of demography.
Interview: Trading in Principle
AMWU national secretary, Doug Cameron, a key figure in the Labor movement, discusses the big issues - from Mark Latham to Pavlov’s Dogs.
Unions: While We Were Away
While Workers Online was washing sand from between its toes and enjoying an Indian summer at the cricket, there was a reality show chugging relentlessly away in the background, Jim Marr reports.
Politics: Follow the Leader
Worker’s Online tool man, Phil Doyle, dives into the ALP’s Darling Harbour love-in and nearly drowns in treacle.
Bad Boss: Safety Recidivist Fingered
The CFMEU has come up with a killer nomination to kick off our 2004 hunt for Australia’s worst employer.
Economics: Casualisation Shrouded In Myths
British academic, Kevin Doogan, sets the record straight on casualisation and warns unionists about the dangers of scoring an own goal
History: Worker Control Harco Style
Drew Cottle and Angela Keys ask if it's worth rememberinng the 1971 Harco work-in.
Review: Other Side Of The Harbour
The 1998 maritime dispute threatened to tear many a family apart but Katherine Thomson's Harbour tells the tale of at least one that it brought back together - albeit reluctantly, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Siren Sounds on Asbestos "Scam"
Youngsters Taken For A Ride
Costello Necks Young and Old
CFMEU Backs Redfern Jobs
Della to Save Christmas?
Time for Global Zone Out
Equant's Pyramid Jobs Scheme
Unions at Unis
A Bridge Too Far
Men Score Mat Leave
Strikes Rock TAFE, Unis
Health Maters To The Barricades
Prison Officers Strike Back
Dog Whistlers, Spin Doctor and Us
John Menadue argues the "better angels" of the Australian character are having their wings ripped off by an ever-expanding group dedicating to keeping the public at arms length from our decision-makers.
Something Fishy In Laos
Phillip Hazelton fishes around in Vientiane, Laos, and looks at the impact of Bird Flu on those relying on feathered friends for survival.
Phil Doyle discovers that literature and sport may have more in common than you would think
We Make Mistakes
The Westie Wing
Trickle, flood or drought? Workers friend Ian West, MLC, is wet, wet, wet on the issue of bilateral Free Trade.
Taking The Piss
Tom Goes Off I
Tom Goes Off II
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Tom Goes Off II
„What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun‰
Your readers may be familiar with these words as reminiscent of a Bob Dylan song from the sixties but of course it is from the polemic biblical book of Ecclesiastes which was written by Solomon and to answer the by now frustrations of your readers as to the relevance of this letter to Socialism, Trade Unions or even Politics particularly in the context of that great con on the Australian working class, the Australian Labor Party.
They might also, as I have done question the relevance of the Crucifixion of Christ as to this same subject?
That was until I watched the latest Mel Gibson‚s movie „The Passion of The Christ‰ a violent, bloodthirsty depiction of sadomasochism practiced by those in power to further entrench their power.
It was obvious to me that the script for this movie was not as George Pell and Rabbi Apple suggested a true depiction of a biblical chronicle, but rather a contemporary narrative of the internal machinations of the
Australian Labor Party, and the Trade Unions , as they continually crucify or otherwise persecute any tall poppy that dares to bloom above mass of human excrement that continues to suffocate the democratization of the party.
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