Archive for October, 2009
To compare the condition of animals to groups of humans that are oppressed is to view the latter through a paternalistic lens, rather than a lens of human liberation argues Paul D’Amato in the US online daily Socialist Worker. OUR SOCIETY engages in practices that are cruel toward animals. The spread of capitalism worldwide has [...]
Out they come, the free speech fundamentalists, defending the ‘right’ of fascist leader Nick Griffin to appear on BBC TV. They shall have emblazoned on their banners ‘Free speech for fascists’ as the Nazis imprison them. And possibly, given their tendency to acquiesce to power, these apologists for capital and exponents of parliamentary cretinism will bow before Hitler’s children if they grow [...]
Labor’s Indonesian solution is as brutal and inhumane as Howard’s Pacific solution. Don’t take my word for it. This is from Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian today (Saturday 24 October) in an article by Simon Kearney and Stephen Fitzpatrick called ” ‘Life of brutality’ in crowded lock-up“. A TOTAL of 78 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers on board an [...]
Alistair Hulett is playing tonight (Saturday 24 Oct) at Hermann’s Bar (cnr City Road and Butlin Ave near Sydney Uni) in a gig he calls Traditions of Resistance. It is to raise money for Socialist Alternative’s Marxism 2010 in Easter. For a night of left wing political entertainment, come along.
Leon Trotsky What Next? Vital Question for the German Proletariat, 1932 * * * A cattle dealer once drove some bulls to the slaughterhouse. And the butcher came that night with his sharp knife. “Let us close ranks and jack up this executioner on our horns,” suggested one of the bulls. “If you please, in what [...]
There is no ‘humane’ racism. Kevin Rudd’s comments about ‘illegal immigrants’ and his Indonesian solution have fertilised the soil for Wilson Tuckey’s comments about terrorists being among the refugees wanting to come to Australia. Rudd’s seed has fallen upon the ground and out of his primal slime has crawled Wilson Tuckey. Racism turns everything on its head. Such [...]
Labor’s industrial laws are anti-union. To fight them we need to ditch the union leaders’ mantra of flexibility, productivity, wage restraint and what’s “good for the industry”.
The problem is not consumption – it’s production. The problem is not people – it’s profit.
The 200,000 strong march for sexual equality was not just a turning point in the LGBT struggle. It kicked the door open for a civil rights movement for Equality Across America.
I’ll admit it. I buy Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian most days. I like to see what the fruitcake faction of the bourgeoisie is up to. But I also religiously check out its Cut and Paste section to see if I am in there. Alas, no joy so far. For those who don’t know Cut and [...]