Monthly Archives: November 2011

Inequality in the gut

This statement about inequality made me sit up and take notice, Robert Jensen quoted in Beyond White Guilt by Sarah Maddison; “Somewhere down in our guts we understand that in an oppressive system….. the unearned privileges with which we live … Continue reading

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Memories of The Wapping Dispute (Printer’s Strike)

I have vague memories of travelling in the back of my best mate’s Dad’s car as a child and seeing a sticker in the windscreen that said “Don’t buy; The Sun, The News of the World, The Times, The Sunday … Continue reading

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Dubai Mall vs The Labour Camp

To our friends in Dubai. I woke up cold, I’d left the air-conditioning on all night. I spent the night in a tiny room, with eight other men, no windows. I had coffee and a croissant for breakfast. I prayed … Continue reading

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APEC agrees to global boom and bust

Nine APEC leaders (Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) have agreed a deal which will see a phasing out of Tarrifs and other trade barriers from next year. President Obama has commented that … Continue reading

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Adelaide Occupied and an assumption busted

Leaving London for Adelaide presented me with a number of considerations. One entry in the “Con” column was an assumption that the type of political activity available in London, would not be available in Adelaide. Out of hope rather than … Continue reading

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Financial professionals earn too much, say Financial professionals

This week, the St Pauls Institute published the results of a ComRes poll which found that; “The majority of FS (Financial Services) professional think that bankers, stock brokers, FTSE 100 chief executives, lawyers and city bond traders are paid too … Continue reading

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Australia and new challenges

The notice period has been worked, loose ends tied up, goodbyes said, a few tears shed and my family and I are presently on a week stop-off in Dubai with friends on the way to new adventures in Adelaide, South … Continue reading

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