The Victorian Socialists are Coming – References

#Socialism #Victoria #VictorianSocialists

The Victorian Socialists have applied for registration as a political party. Let’s have a look at their constitution and see how many of their goals are mutually exclusive.

References

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR REGISTRATION AS A POLITICAL PARTY
https://www.aec.gov.au/parties_and_representatives/party_registration/applications/files/2019/victorian-socialists-advertisement.pdf

CONSTITUTION of the VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS
https://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/Party_Registration/applications/files/2019/victorian-socialists-constitution.pdf

International Women’s Day is Socialist – References

#BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 #Socialism

To celebrate International Women’s Day and their Balance for Better theme I look at historical propaganda posters about women, women’s issues and socialism. People need to learn the socialist roots of International Women’s Day.

References

“When women vote it won’t be lawful for a man to remain single” Anti-Suffragette Poster, 1910s
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/agdjgz/when_women_vote_it_wont_be_lawful_for_a_man_to/

Women of Britain say – “Go!” UK, 1915, artwork by E V Kealey
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9wz3zm/women_of_britain_say_go_uk_1915_artwork_by_e_v/

Why men shouldn’t vote, according to 1915 suffragette satire by Alice Duer Miller
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/ak79aw/why_men_shouldnt_vote_according_to_1915/

“The Rights of the People — Women are People”. A 1920 poster that listed various U.S. states that gave women a right to vote before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/asndxy/the_rights_of_the_people_women_are_people_a_1920/

In Polish People’s Republic womens are equal to mens in all areas of life” polish poster from communist era
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/aum4ic/in_polish_peoples_republic_womens_are_equal_to/

A female suffrage activist holds a torch over Western states where women can vote beckoning the struggling women in the East and South where they cannot vote. USA [February 20, 1915]
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/a63p11/a_female_suffrage_activist_holds_a_torch_over/

Women painting propaganda posters, 1942.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/a58yac/women_painting_propaganda_posters_1942/

“Women of italy! Listen to the voice of the fatherland! Enlist in the ausiliar service!” Italian social republic 1944
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/av4ysv/women_of_italy_listen_to_the_voice_of_the/

French poster anti haik (Algeria 1958)
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/aprqvu/french_poster_anti_haik_algeria_1958/

“Burkas? We prefer Bikinis.” Campaign Poster, Alternative for Germany (AfD) – 2014
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/aby6yn/burkas_we_prefer_bikinis_campaign_poster/

“Women workers take up your rifles” – (1917), Russia.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/a7czcd/women_workers_take_up_your_rifles_1917_russia/

1941 Plea for British women to enter factory work
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/avvada/1941_plea_for_british_women_to_enter_factory_work/

Gender equality and worker-friendly environment in this 1964 painting by Alexander Deyneka, used in posters and publications.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9ysd32/gender_equality_and_workerfriendly_environment_in/

Our Women – Our Pride! – Soviet poster celebrating the first woman in space, Valentina Terechkova (1967)
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/a8z1uq/our_women_our_pride_soviet_poster_celebrating_the/

Against sexual harassment, USSR, 1930.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9qxtl9/against_sexual_harassment_ussr_1930/

Protect her! Women should not fall prey to political parties! Vote ‘no’ against women’s suffrage. Democratic Christians, Switzerland, 1940.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9zlz8j/protect_her_women_should_not_fall_prey_to/

“What a woman may be and not have the vote / What a man may be and yet not lose the vote” – 1908 Women’s Suffrage movement poster
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9isbq9/what_a_woman_may_be_and_not_have_the_vote_what_a/

Telling A Friend May Mean Telling The Enemy, UK, 1942, artist unknown
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9evyni/telling_a_friend_may_mean_telling_the_enemy_uk/

She May Look Clean – But Pick-ups ‘Good Time’ Girls Prostitutes Spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea, ca. 1940
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9zo3j8/she_may_look_clean_but_pickups_good_time_girls/

“Do You Realize That in every country Woman Suffrage and Socialism go hand in hand?” Texas, late-1910s
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/99dsxv/do_you_realize_that_in_every_country_woman/

“Germania” Painting by Friedrich August von Kaulbach, 1914
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9990g0/germania_painting_by_friedrich_august_von/

«They have discrimination, unemployment, poverty. We have equality, freedom, well-being», 1949
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/92om0a/they_have_discrimination_unemployment_poverty_we/

‘The call to arms of the women during the siege of Haarlem 1572’, Schoenmaker Atlas circa 1710, NL.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/9yv065/the_call_to_arms_of_the_women_during_the_siege_of/

International Women’s Day
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Finland’s Basic Income Trial – References

#UniversalBasicIncome #UBI #Socialism

I look at a recent article from the BBC about the outcome of Finland’s failed experiment with Universal Basic Income. While it didn’t encourage people to find work it did make them happier and stress-free.

https://youtu.be/IIkutIdiQeM

References

Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47169549?fbclid=IwAR1aICtpNPlLFAjAEwC9R__ntcGcvWD7AzqT8UwvSVqbAgJjPsZi7ctW5N0

Pay What you Can Restaurant Fails – References

#Panera #Fail #PayWhatYouCan

We look at the story about Panera Bread closing their last “Pay What You Can” restaurant, which marks the end of their failed experiment. This is another example of businesses virtue signalling and I ask wouldn’t it have been smarter to build something that could leave a legacy and continue to help people?

https://youtu.be/ggSwCjEouaM

References

Panera Bread closes last pay-what-you-can restaurant

https://www.nrn.com/fast-casual/panera-bread-closes-last-pay-what-you-can-restaurant

Venezuela Commits Elder Abuse – References

Venezuela Commits Elder Abuse
#Venezuela #Petro #Pension
https://youtu.be/63ZrKwqlO_M
Will the CFMEU publically condemn this action of the Mudro regime?

Venezuela Forcibly Converts Pensions into Petro

Venezuela Forcibly Converts Pensions into Petro

The Portal
https://www.patria.org.ve/

‘We shall overcome’: CFMEU weighs in on disputed Venezuelan election
https://www.watoday.com.au/politics/western-australia/we-shall-overcome-cfmeu-weighs-in-on-disputed-venezuelan-election-20180605-p4zjkh.html

Australian unions pledge support for ‘democratically elected’ socialist Venezuelan dictatorship
https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/australian-unions-pledge-support-for-democratically-elected-socialist-venezuelan-dictatorship/news-story/2e833f4fb5307403d47defdce44b31a3

Online Elder Abuse Tool Kit

What is elder abuse?