Posts Tagged ‘class warfare’

Beyond Left and Right?

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 78 comments

Does an understanding of class politics define being left? And if we’re not reading books by Marx and Lenin any more, will the revolution be digitalised?

Emmerson: Larger classes

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, June 3rd, 2012 - 8 comments

Corporate bully-boys step it up a level

Written By: - Date published: 6:14 am, September 18th, 2009 - 16 comments

The Open Country Cheese dispute is underway. Workers are striking against the bosses’ attempts to casualise their hours and reduce their conditions. They are not striking for huge pay increases, despite the lies of Open Country. Open Country Cheese, part-owned by the notorious Talleys and tied to various National MPs via the Dairy Investment Fund […]

Capitalism, it’s not a love-in

Written By: - Date published: 5:10 am, September 2nd, 2009 - 38 comments

I find the Right’s assumption that the bosses are acting in some greater interest fascinating. There’s this unwillingness to believe that the bosses would be acting in their own interests and that what’s in their interests are often not in the interests of the rest of us. Look at the comments yesterday on the Telecom […]

Telecom and the logic of capitalism

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 1st, 2009 - 68 comments

There’s nothing like a Tory Government in power and a monopolistic corporate flexing its muscle to remind you that capitalism is all about serving the bosses and screwing the workers. This Telecom dispute. The engineers are being made redundant from their current roles already in batches. On October 1, all the jobs will be gone […]

Recreating the reserve army of labour

Written By: - Date published: 5:48 am, August 13th, 2009 - 56 comments

Unemployment has shot up to 133,500, nearly doubling in 18 months. But that’s not the whole story. The official ‘unemployed’ are only the people without work who looking for work and able to start now. Add to that the ‘jobless’, people who want work but are not actively looking (because they’re discouraged or there’s none […]

Govt backs tax cheats

Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, August 7th, 2009 - 35 comments

There is $4 billion in overdue tax owing. Every dollar of that means someone is pocketing cash that should be paying for schools, hospitals, superannuation etc, leaving those of us who pay our tax to pick up the tab. Tax cheats are criminals free-riding on the rest of us. Fortunately, it’s very cost effective to […]

Class warfare, with bulldozers

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, May 15th, 2009 - 29 comments

Using Labour’s Google Map of National’s Waterview route and Google Street View, I had a look at the type of houses that National wants to bulldoze and the ones it has decided to save by having a tunnel under them.   State houses and lower-income houses to be knocked down.  Upper income houses, to be saved […]

Thanks, I guess

Written By: - Date published: 5:38 am, March 25th, 2009 - 25 comments

Growing up I always knew the rich had it better than us. It’s only now that I’m one of the wealthy that I realise how much we’ve got it in our favour. Next week the government is giving me, for no reason I can work out, another $1110 a year in tax cuts. That goes […]

Cui bono?

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, December 15th, 2008 - 15 comments

I’m no lover of the car industry but it’s interesting to see why the effort to put together a bailout for US carmakers has failed. Seems the Repubicans couldn’t face the horror of a 14 billion dollar payout, which is chump change compared to the welfare Wall St has gorged itself on, with far less […]

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