Enough of the charades Labor and the Liberals are playing over tax. Abolish the Goods and Services Tax and soak the rich till their pips squeak.
Seventeen billion dollar woman Gina Rinehart has warned against the rest of the country using the mining industry as a giant ATM. Evidently she can’t afford it.
As both Labor and Liberal governments attack or will attack the poor and working class maybe it is time to make some big withdrawals from the Bank of Rinehart to provide for socially useful spending.
Any genuine policy to provide the needs of people with chronic disease or disabilities could, and should, make them accessible through improvements to Medicare. A universal health scheme which pays for the actual needs of people, not just those the government deems worthy of funding, is what we need.
Left Unity: A Forum with Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance on Left Unity 6 pm Thursday 16 May Room G 52 Haydon-Allen Building ANU Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance are in talks about unity, and as part of that process we will hold a joint forum here in Canberra on left unity in Australia. If [...]
The protests against Labor’s attacks on Universities have been a shot in the arm for student activists. But rebuilding the student movement will require a lot of work and left wing politics. We need more people in our student unions who do not shy away from criticising the government, who want to build grassroots organising collectives and who see ordinary people in the streets as the way to force change.
5-600 students rallied at Curtin University on 14 May 2013 in the biggest student demonstration in over a decade. It was built by socialists who run the guild. That is why it was such a success.
The budget is in deficit, but there is a massive surplus. The problem is that it is concentrated in the hands of a tiny rich minority, and the ALP isn’t seriously interested in touching it writes Ben Hillier in Socialist Alternative.
What Swan didn’t do and won’t do is tax the rich till their pips squeak.
The coming months will see if the widespread anger French Socialist Party president François Hollande faces can be transformed into effective action against government policies and against redundancies writes John Mullen, a Gauche Anticapitaliste activist in the Paris region.
The title of the book The Poverty of Philosophy may have been undiplomatic writes Todd Chretien in Socialist Worker US, but Marx was able to offer a clear contrast of his political strategy with that of Joseph Pierre Proudhon.