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Organising China's Wal-Mart

... to respond to workplace issues better than in the past, in order to maintain legitimacy. In their publications, the campaigns are ... For a few hours they distributed leaflets and application forms to join a union. By noon, they had collected 118 membership application ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Market fundamentalism

... was absolutist and universalist in its claims, attacking all forms of government intervention, subsidy and protection, unleashing a process ... needed to retain very strong powers to police the market order and prevent powerful interest groups such as trade unions from subverting ...

admin - 9 Sep 2014

Trade & labour: not so fast

... that 'Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be ... right to collective bargaining, 2. the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor, 3. the effective abolition of child ...

admin - 25 Sep 2014

World democracy is on a roll ... or is it?

... of expectations for a more peaceful and prosperous world order. The fall of the Berlin Wall served to reinforce a series of arguments ... popular sovereignty can assume a wide variety of contested forms. There is no simple, unchangeable or perfect blueprint. Yet the ...

admin - 26 Sep 2014

The state of industrial relations

... complete competition between both workers and employers. In order to secure absolute freedom of competition between individuals it was ... when there was an 'institutional break' in the traditional forms of Australian industrial relations. The turning point in employer ...

admin - 19 Sep 2014

Between despondency & hope

... of all our internationalism, that is our opposition to all forms of racism, discrimination and colonialism. We were the first political ... book The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order ". Rather cynically he adds, "You note the full title - and that world ...

admin - 21 Sep 2014

Iranian resistance

... for the Iranian people were merely lies and propaganda in order to attain power. And indeed, the Mullahs were and are rather ... in a systematic process. The regime has used over 170 forms of physical and psychological torture (and those forms of torture have ...

admin - 10 Sep 2014

Australia: an unhappy country

... Left found it increasingly difficult to argue that various forms of socialism could outperform 'turbo-capitalism' on its own territory. ... generated in the money economy to the household economy, in order to sustain the activities carried out in this realm, including parenting ...

admin - 23 Sep 2014

Understanding government debt

... trap’ if a government has to borrow yet more money in order to pay interest due on previous debt. This has happened in poor nations ... scrutiny. 10. The bigger problems relate to other forms of debt – household debt, foreign debt and ‘environmental debt’ – ...

Anonymous - 1 Jul 2014

Death & life

... architecture of finance and trade is of a similar order. The ideology of 'free' trade is imposed on global demand (whether it be ... to ever more layered and self-referentially 'ironic' forms of expression. When there occur real events - such as the Twin Towers ...

admin - 18 Sep 2014

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