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Campaigning & organising in the time of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and campaigning & organising is no different. Every union is rapidly working on new tools and techniques to adapt to the public health restrictions caused by coronavirus. In this newsletter, I’m going through some headline “best practice” for your union’s campaigning and organising during this crisis. For years, I’ve …

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Resisting the Shock Doctrine in the age of Coronavirus

As Australia (and the world) grapples with the coronavirus crisis, we are already seeing that the Liberal Government and business lobby are trying to exploit the crisis to further push through extreme neoliberal policies. The brutal tactic of “Shock Doctrine”, the exploitation of choas, public disorientation and the enrichment of oligarchs, must be resisted. Wait …

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Should unions fundraise?

This blog post is 1 year old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.In this issue, I want to address the question “Should unions fundraise?” This is a question that occasionally gets debated, and for many (most?) union leaders, the answer is “no”. The reasons vary, but mostly come back to the notion …

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