Maybe the refugee movement needs more of this civil disobedience to make Australia unworkable until the concentration camps are closed? That would involve mobilising the 25% or so of Australian society who reject the abhorrent treatment of refugees offshore and onshore.
In the lonely hours
Before the dawn
That civilisation proclaims
We know your names
We hear your thunders
Solidarity, a revolutionary socialist group in Australia, has released videos of five of the many wonderful talks and discussions at its successful Keep Left conference in August. These cover: The White Australia policy, class and racism; Recession and austerity in Greece; Lessons of the war on terror; Check your privilege: Marxism, feminism & theories of oppression; and Team Australia? Not our team! Uniting to fight racism. The links below will take you to them. Enjoy.
This is the link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview on Tuesday 6 October with Sharon Firebrace. We cover the economy, the reform agenda, the economic summit, the TPP and ChAFTA, democracy, privatisation, the need to fight for your own interests and much much more.
With Vladimir Putin’s Russia carrying out air strikes in Syria, Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US explains the backdrop to the conflict and the consequences of this new stage in the violence. RUSSIA’S INTERVENTION in the civil war in Syria marks the beginning of an ominous new chapter in a conflict that has already […]
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Our bombs are love
Theirs are not
That, my friend, is our end
All morphed away and here to stay
In her arms awake to all
And sleeping there forever
This is the aim, this is the call
In the land of never.
The CFMEU is a major target of the Royal Commission witch hunt into unions precisely because it is one of the few unions left in Australia today that actually stands up for and fights for its members. The MBA’s safety smear campaign and the clearly anti-union and political nature of the charges against Lomax show that the building industry bosses and their state apparatchiks will stop at nothing in their quest to put profit before people.
Here was a great opportunity to build a united mass movement against the oppression of women and indigenous Australians. Instead the focus was on getting the state to take top down action that does absolutely nothing to address domestic violence, anti-abortion bigotry, racism or women’s oppression. This is the very state which drives and reinforces that racism and oppression. There is nothing to cheer about in banning Brown and Newman.