Posts Tagged ‘WSWS’

A “political assessment” from the twilight zone

June 16, 2011

The cut-and-paste so-called news service, World Socialist Web Site, has published a purported “political assessment” of Bob Gould.



Sterile propaganda versus active struggle

April 4, 2008

Bob Gould

Michael Berrell’s political views are a strange mix. He supports the Chinese Stalinist regime against Tibetans struggling for autonomy, and he supports the Communist Party (Marxist) regime in Bengal cracking down on insurgent peasants who oppose being driven off their land for an industrial park owned by Western companies.


Pseudo-leftists join the anti-union chorus

February 29, 2008

Bob Gould


Michael Berrell keeps asking his idiot question, on the Green Left discussion list, demanding some kind statement from me as to whether members of the Labor Party should campaign for the expulsion of Costa and Iemma if they don’t carry out policy.


A powerful protest against privatisation

February 26, 2008

A large and important rally at Parliament House, in Sydney

Bob Gould

This isn’t an end but a beginning, Unions NSW president John Robertson told the protest against electricity privatisation at the opening of state parliament for this year.

The rally drew about 12,000 people, and it was clear this rebellious movement is not about to go away, nor is Robertson. The estimate of 12,000 came from the platform, and it seemed accurate.


The DSP’s united front from below tactic

July 8, 2007

Dave Noonan, John Robertson and Pat O’Shane call Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to order

Bob Gould

Green Left Weekly discussion list, July 8, 2007

A week is a long time in politics and the past 10 days have been a very long time indeed. The Tory government of John Howard is in strife up to its elbows, and the government and the bourgeois press are lashing out in all directions to try to prevent a Labor electoral victory and a Labor-progressive majority in the Senate.


DSP prettifies the North Korean regime

December 23, 2004

The DSP leadership makes a political gesture towards the “deformed workers state” of North Korea

Green Left discussion list, December 23, 2004

The Christmas break issue of Green Left Weekly has an excited review by Chris Atkinson of Jim McIlroy’s pamphlet, Origins of the ALP, which condemns Laborism and Laborites in the most sweeping way. Right next to that review is an article about North Korea, ostensibly a review of a book by a US historian, Bruce Cumings.


On the left of the twilight zone

June 9, 2004

Green Left discussion list, June 9, 2004

At the World Socialist Web Site public meeting a week or so ago, one very striking feature was that there was almost no discussion from the floor except for a bit initiated by myself and Dennis Berrell. Most of the audience sat in silence, although they clapped a fair bit.


How sects view the world

June 7, 2004

Green Left discussion list, June 7, 2004

In due course, I’ll take up Luke Fomiati’s point and write a little thumbnail sketch of the World Socialist Web Site public meeting I attended, because the way the old SLL has evolved is very instructive. In the short term, I’m struck forcibly as to how similar the WSWS and Green Left Weekly and the DSP actually are to each other and in their approach to working class politics.