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Workers' Liberty Australia resources page

About WL Australia: where we stand, our constitution Archive 1995-2005 Special interest pages: Political economy of global capitalism Gramsci study group in Brisbane Marx's Grundrisse - Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course, 2006-7 Working class and trade unions: Marx and today - Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course, 2005-6 Notes and discussion points on Beverly Silver's "Forces of Labor" - Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course, 2005 The working class in globalised capitalism - Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course, 2003 Marx on capitalist crises - Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course...

Union rights: make Australian Labor fight!

Draft article for Workers' Liberty (Australia) no.38, by Bob Carnegie and Martin Thomas This year, John Howard plans to bring in anti-union legislation more drastic than former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ever attempted in one instalment, and arguably more drastic than the sum total of the whole long series of laws introduced by Thatcher's government through the 1980s. It is an attempt to change the balance of class forces radically and suddenly - to set in train a process which will transfer most workers to individual non-union contracts (Australian Workplace Agreements, AWAs) in...

Socialist Alliance - towards a multi-tendency socialist party

Contribution to the discussion in the Australian Socialist Alliance, April 2003 Workers' Liberty's top concerns are that we should not squander the current opportunities to overcome problems that have been dogging the left for decades. We repeat our initial welcoming of the DSP's proposals to work towards a more unified SA. We also welcome the statement by non-aligned members of the Alliance, asking the affiliates to make their proposals for the Alliance as a regroupment project, and the comments by Kiraz Janicke from Perth in DB 3/2. We hope those comrades will find that WL is addressing the...

War against our will

Throw Howard out! Bring Australian troops home! Solidarity with the peoples of Iraq! Stop work to stop the war! WL leaflet, March 2003 George Bush, John Howard and Tony Blair are going to war recklessly, dangerously, against our will, against the well-being of humanity, for their power, for a calculated and dangerous risk. Who will trust Howard now that he claims to act in the "Australian interests" when he takes his cue from Washington DC? What he means by "Australian interests" is not in the interests of the majority. Who will trust Howard claiming to act for democracy? He avoids the will of...

Towards a new workers' party

Workers' Liberty reports on the DSP's decision to become "an internal tendency" of the Socialist Alliance, and sets out its perspectives. Workers' Liberty has been arguing that the Socialist Alliance needs to become much more than an electoral alliance if it is to succeed at enlarging and mobilising support for working class socialist politics. From its very founding we argued for a platform for the Socialist Alliance that is far more than a set of dot points derived from current political campaigns. We have argued for the Socialist Alliance to commit itself to socialism as nothing like the...

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