There are two things that are certain. One, the crisis of poverty and inequality and injustice that brought forth the Arab revolution has not been resolved and will not go away. Two, however terrible the defeats suffered by revolutionaries across the Middle East these past years, the flame of resistance has not been extinguished.
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There is something else in the outrage about Lambie’s ‘package between their legs’ comments. Apparently women shouldn’t express sexual feelings. It is as if women are mere objects of male desire, asexual receptacles of male lust, not people with their own desires, not subjects of their own.
In this the commentariat reflects the oppression of women in our society, an oppression born of capitalism’s need for the next generation of workers to be raised on the cheap, ie in the family. To allow or acknowledge that women have individual personhood outside narrow stereotypes might challenge that important role of women in capitalist society.
The response to Lambie’s comments shows that deep down the ruling elite have not left the 1950s. I’m with those millions of working women and men who say good on her.
‘Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is now confirmed as the keynote speaker at the Australian Christian Lobby’s upcoming 2014 National Conference.’ Tell me again how voting Labor is progressive. Tell me again how joining the ALP will win progressive change. Labor is, like the Liberals and the bosses, the enemy. It is a rotting, neoliberal, conservative carcass.
The slow genocide in Palestine, like that in Australia and the US, aims to push back the original inhabitants and steal their land over a long period of time.
The genocidal success to date of Zionism is remarkable, and the invasion of the concentration camp that is Gaza these last few days is but the latest step in the 66 year program of genocide against the Palestinians.
John Passant offers a way forward for a once mighty newspaper empire in steady decline.
To save lives at home we need to unite not with the Australian government in grief but against it in anger.
With nearly 80% of the vote counted the swing against the Newman government in Queensland in the Stafford by-election is 18.6%. If replicated at the election in March next year the Liberal National Party government would be wiped out, much as the Labor government at the last election in Queensland was. My thanks to Daniel […]
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On the basis of the officially-accepted definition of genocide there is no doubt that the horrors inflicted on the Palestinian people qualify as genocide. So there is no reason why socialists should hold back from using the term genocide to describe what is happening to the Palestinians.