Australia

No glory in glorified babysitting

Image contribution by Monica Kostas

A piece from Daniel Cole who lives and works in Australia as a early childhood educator. His perspective shines light on what it’s like to do strenuous childcare work, and how managers and disconnected executives worsen the load by making ridiculous guidelines and demands, while pinning providers on a scale that doesn’t truly measure their experience and value. He aims to get other educators on board with imagining what it would be like to autonomously run childhood centers, and what can be done to organize in that direction.

Queer kids for full communism: living the dream with the Queer Liberation Front

The latest Living the Dream podcast - an interview with Angus from the Queer Liberation Front. From The Word from Struggle St blog

No Cause for Police Alarm

A. J. BAKER's article is reproduced from the Bulletin of the Libertarian Society of Sydney University, and follows recent revelations of irregularities among the New South Wales police.

The Wave Hill walk-off, 1966-1975

Wave Hill strikers

A short history of the Wave Hill, or Gurindji, strike, when aboriginal agricultural workers walked out for equal pay and then lodged a claim for the land they worked on. They remained out for an incredible nine years, and were eventually given back a proportion of the land.

A brief history of the Spanish anarchist refugees and immigrants in Australia

An illustrated account of Spanish anarchist exiles in Australia, including their productive collaborations with Australian - and other exiled - anarchists.

On dissolving the people: Living the Dream on #ausvotes2016

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the Federal Election result

Fair pay for you is based on penalising them

penalty rates campaign

Article about the attack on Australian Penalty Rates: rates which were set up because of what it says on the tin: a penalty to employers who penalised employees by making them work on weekends.

#SandersofSthBrisbane ? Council elections, social movements & the #RighttotheCity

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the local council election and the Right to The City and various challanges and contradictions around local movements and struggles,

On budget eve: deflation & the limits to privatised Keynesianism

Some thoughts on what the latest CPI stats say about capital accumulation in Australia...and class struggles.

The One Big Union Monthly (January 1938)

The January 1938 issue of The One Big Union Monthly, with articles on the Australian Labour Party and the UGT in Spain. Contributors include Bert Russell, Violet Clarke Wilkins, Nicholas Lazarevitch, C.M. Rupel, Chas J. Miller, Covington Hall, T-Bone Slim and A.B. Cobbs.