The labour movement has traditionally been at the forefront of progressive social change and for that reason and others it's under severe attack and by now, partly it's the fault of labour bureaucrats, but partly it's just fierce attack from the business world, which pretty much runs the country. And by now the labour movement is pretty much a shadow of what it once was. It could come back.
Noam Chomsky on the American Labour movement. It could just as easily be changed around to talk about the Australian Labour movement. Wise words from an oft-ignored man. To view the whole speech, click here.