Monthly Archives: June 2016

The ACTU and Globalisation: Not Representative, Effective or Progressive

In 2001 the then Assistant Secretary of the ACTU released a statement on the position of Australia’s peak union body, the ACTU, regarding globalisation. That statement remains the ACTU’s position on the matter, for it remains on the ACTU website … Continue reading

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The Key to Science Lies in the Context of Discovery Not the Context of Justification

Richard Feynman, in his splendid lecture series delivered at Cornell University under the title “the character of physical law”, began, as with the University of Auckland lecture series on QED, with discussion on science and the nature of inquiry. His … Continue reading

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Knijge Raspleta

Slobodan Antonic, Milosevic: Jos Nije Gotovo, (Beograd, Vukotic Media, 2015). I have quite a few books, and I am fond of those that I had purchased and received as gifts in Belgrade and Sarajevo. I hope to review them. One … Continue reading

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Bringing Blitzkrieg Back to Europe? Anakonda 2016 and NATO, Russian Combined Arms Operations

NATO recently completed a 10 day military exercise, billed as its largest since the end of the cold war, in Poland that involved 30,000 troops from about 24 different countries The exercise is designed to emulate a “joint defensive operation … Continue reading

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Magisterial New Study on Sociality and Evolution Points to a Link Between Cooperation and Survival

We often forget that one of the most well known exponents of classical anarchism, the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin, founded that intellectual discipline we now call “sociobiology.” This fact is of significance for in his Mutual Aid Kropotkin, an anarchist-communist, … Continue reading

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As Atrocities at Our Universities Mount New Forms of Struggle are Needed to Restore the Autonomous University

Almost daily one hears of an account of an atrocity conducted by university management at our increasingly corporatised universities. The Guardian today writes of the case of Dr Paul Frijters at the University of Queensland. It would appear that the … Continue reading

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Scepticism Isn’t the Matter. Matter is the Matter

Galen Strawson is a philosopher whose ideas I have a certain affinity for, and his recent op-ed in the New York Times on consciousness and the physical is well worth reading. I have for a few years now had certain … Continue reading

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