Browsing Archive: August, 2011

The HSU's Kathy Jackson, that shovel, and its true symbolic meaning

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, August 29, 2011,
Fellow travellers, I'm sure that you are as sick and tired as I am of all that fuss about that shovel left out the front of the home of the Health Services Union's Kathy Jackson.

Appalling right-wing commentators have gone into overdrive carping about the culture of thuggery and intimidation in so many unions. But of course this stereotype is completely divorced from reality. The truth is the exact opposite of what they say, as usual.

As we on the green left all know, union officials a...
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Graham Readfern speaks truth to conservative white male power

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, August 20, 2011,
Fellow traveller Graham Readfern has bravely written a searingly insightful article about the preponderance of appalling white male peenie wavers in the climate change denialist camp.

But we have long known about this phenomenon haven't we fellow travellers? White male conservatives are past masters when it comes to bigotry. Not only are they climate change denialists, but they are invariably sexist, racist, homophobic and fattist as well. But of their numerous prejudices it's their misogyny ...
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