With Sober Senses's blog

Living The Dream in the Trade Union Movement

Latest episode of the Living the Dream podcast hosted at The Word From Struggle Street - a collaborative anticapitalist blog from Brisbane

MUA occupies Rio Tinto: lessons in our #righttothecity

Short report on an office occupation by the Maritime Union of Australia The Word From Struggle Street - a collaborative anticapitalist blog from Brisbane

Living The Dream after your #penaltyrates got cut

Latest episode of the Living the Dream podcast hosted at The Word From Struggle Street - a collaborative anticapitalist blog from Brisbane

Living the Dream whilst fighting for your #righttothecity

In this episode of Living the Dream (a podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane) Jon (@jonpiccini) , (@DrNatOsborne) and Max talk about #righttothecity, Left populism and city elections

Living The Dream in 2017

Latest episode of the Living the Dream podcast hosted at The Word From Struggle Street - a collaborative anticapitalist blog from Brisbane

Hot Air: Why increasing taxes for LNG corporations probably won’t work to create a better society.

A critique of the social democratic argument that increasing taxation on LNG companies is part of a viable strategy for a better society.

#WTF2016? Living The Dream takes the down bound Trump Train out of here

In this episode of Living the Dream (a podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane) Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) talk about the weird as hell political environment of the Age of Trump.

#CUB55 My part in their victory

Latest blog post from from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. Here I make some personal reflections on my very marginal participation in the #CUB55 struggle and then some more general observations about the state of the trade unions and class struggle.

Living the Dream whilst Organising in Your Workplace

This is the latest episode of Living The Dream the podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. We chat about recent Workplace Organising 101 Training

Living The Dream has an #altright time in Melbourne

This is the latest episode of Living The Dream the podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. We chat about a recent Melbourne counter-rally to a Trump celebration rally, antifascism, the altright , and a viable form of anticapitalist practice.

Do we need to talk about Donald? Living the dream on the US election

This is the latest episode of Living The Dream the podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. In this episode we look at what discussions about the US Election in Australia tell us about the state of things in Australia..... kinda ......

Queer kids for full communism: living the dream with the Queer Liberation Front

The latest Living the Dream podcast - an interview with Angus from the Queer Liberation Front. From The Word from Struggle St blog

Easy Money: The Reserve Bank of Australia and the tremors in capital accumulation

Image taken from page 257 of 'Backsheesh! or, Life and Adventures in the Orient.

The Reserve Bank of Australia's turn to unorthodox monetary policy is an attempt to keep credit and house prices high to delay the impact of the global crisis

On dissolving the people: Living the Dream on #ausvotes2016

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the Federal Election result

#SandersofSthBrisbane ? Council elections, social movements & the #RighttotheCity

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the local council election and the Right to The City and various challanges and contradictions around local movements and struggles,

On budget eve: deflation & the limits to privatised Keynesianism

Some thoughts on what the latest CPI stats say about capital accumulation in Australia...and class struggles.

Another Day in The Sun: The National Accounts, Growth and Malfunction

A look at the recent National Accounts and what is going on with capital accumulation in Australia

Australia you’re standing in it part 2: debt and social reproduction

An attempt to think through the connections between state debt, social reproduction and class struggle in Australia

Australia you're standing in it part 1: the pulse rate of accumulation

Part 1 of a series on the current conjuncture of capital accumulation and class struggle in Australia.

A Spoonful of Sugar: Childcare, Work and #Budget2015

An analysis of the changes to childcare and paid parental leave in the 2015 Australian Federal Budget