[Marxism] New on Redline

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 30 19:26:37 MDT 2017


Phil, I don't know what email program/settings you are using but your 
url's are broken. Take a look at 
http://lists.csbs.utah.edu/pipermail/marxism/2017-August/277790.html and 
you'll see what I mean.


On 8/30/17 8:58 PM, Philip Ferguson via Marxism wrote:
> 
> Another busy week at the blog.
> 
> Check out:
> 
> The real scandal around Winston Peters' superann is that some people want
> to undermine the universal nature of pensions and have the pension
> means-tested: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/
> winston-peters-super-the-real-scandal/
> 
> Immigration is a key political issue because it shows whether people stand
> for pulling up the drawbridge on a cosy little privileged NZ or show
> solidarity with the workers of the world and the right to free movement:
> https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/election-time-is-
> open-season-on-immigration/
> 
> And, for background reading, see, The Case for Open Borders: https://rdln.
> wordpress.com/2015/05/12/the-case-for-open-borders/
> 
> Ultra-rightist groups in the USA have been emboldened by the trump
> presidency.  Among those taing them on have been San Francisco wharfies:
> https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/san-francisco-wharfies-strike-
> action-against-far-right/
> 
> A legacy of defeats and the impact of living in a member of the imperialist
> club have had a debilitating effect on workers' consciousness and
> preparedness to struggle in New Zealand:  https://rdln.wordpress.com/
> 2017/08/27/whats-up-with-the-working-class-in-new-zealand
> 
> Global action against extra-judicial killings in the Philippines:
> https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/global-action-against-philippines-
> extrajudicial-killings/
> 
> A group of artists are continuing the conversation Metiria Turei MP started
> – demanding a more compassionate social welfare system. They asked artists
> who have been on a benefit in NZ (DPB, sickness, invalids, jobseeker,
> whatever) to draw a picture of themselves, and write a couple of sentences
> next to it about their experiences.  See: https://rdln.wordpress.
> com/2017/08/24/we-are-beneficiariesthe-worst-thing-was-seeing-my-mum-single-
> broke-crying-in-a-winz-office/
> (Scroll down from there to see the others)
> 
> Phil
> for the Redline blog collective
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