Archive for April, 2010
Socialists need to orient to those fighting against imperialism today – the Arab masses and their Western supporters – not to those supporting imperialism.
The Cochabamba Accord is an astonishing document. It calls for radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, no market solutions, and an end to capitalism.
Capitalism as a system of unpaid costs will lead to barbarism in the form of ecological collapse, unless there’s a movement for a different kind of system.
It’s not a few bad apples. The whole system is rotten. The Melbourne Storm is a mirror into the soul of capitalism.
The collapse of the Soviet Union was neither a step forward, nor backward, but sideways – from state capitalism to market capitalism.
From Melanie Jewell. In a country filled with war memorials commemorating those who fought other people’s battles in other people’s countries, there is not a single memorial to those who fought in defence of their country, in their own country. So, as Australia pays its respects for ANZAC Day, I’d also like to pay respect [...]
The Rudd Government has decided not to introduce a national Human Rights Act. Typically conservatives have welcomed the decision while liberals have condemned it. Both misunderstand that we live in a world that not only restricts freedom; it is built on unfreedom. We are denied the freedom to be human in a society where we [...]
A great rendition of the Internationale. Clearly the video maker thinks very highly of Che and other stalinists. The Internationale by Tony Babino is sung at the end of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A love story. The song, not the video, is at the end of the film. Moore doesn’t have illusions in Stalinism.
The first Anzac Day was an attempt to divert anger away from the capitalist class to those who were “disloyal”. It was also an important part of the pro-conscription propaganda.
Single mothers are now in a desperate financial situation. They have been left with no choice but to take to the streets and protest against this Labor government’s policies during an election year.