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Unions and Twitter

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The open, conversational nature of social networking offers the perfect elixir to turn this around. Check out my first Media140 blog post, discussing how union leaders can promote themselves, their unions and their activities socially using Twitter. This blog post …

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The #Nocleanfeed campaign, DoS and political nous

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.The #Nocleanfeed (aka, #OpenInternet) movement won’t succeed in blocking the Australian Government’s filter because its leadership are captured by the dead-end Democrats and fringe libertarians with little political campaigning experience. This capture means that unfortunately the movement is receiving ill-informed …

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Tea Party warning

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.For my Project 52 post this week, I thought I’d quickly comment on Karl Rove’s recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Karl Rove writes that the conservative, anti-Obama Tea Party movement needs to avoid being co-opted by the Republicans. …

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Delegates key to union power

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Back in 2003-04, David Peetz and Barbara Pocock (from Griffith University and the University of Adelaide) conducted a survey of 2500 union delegates to examine the power of workers in their workplace. You can download the paper here (pdf). The …

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Hybrid and electric cars

This blog post is 10 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Video maker Peter Sinclair has produced a fantastic 9 minute YouTube clip on hybrid cars and renewable energy. A feature of the video is the Chevy Volt, the new General Motors car that uses an electric battery that is re-charged …

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