This article, by Sandra Bloodworth, is republished from Australia’s Socialist Alternative magazine. Chris Harman, one of the greatest revolutionary Marxists of recent years, has died at the young age of 67. This is a tragic loss for the revolutionary left. Harman was a revolutionary from his university days, and a leading member of the International [...]
Canberra Rally: let the refugees into Australia 5:30 pm Friday 13 November Petrie Plaza (near the merry-go-round), Civic. Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia. They had tried to come to Australia by boat [...]
Michael Moore is not a revolutionary socialist. But he is a great film maker and story teller, and this exposé of the sins of capitalism – of capitalism as a structure of sin almost literally at one stage in the film – is a clear indictment of the free market system in the US and the profit motive. I cried [...]
The major terrorists sit in Canberra and Washington.
John Pilger has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. Pilger spoke brilliantly at this year’s Marxism 2009 organised by Socialist Alternative. CDs of all the talks, including Pilger’s, are available from Socialist Alternative. John has indicated he will be coming to Marxism 2010 next Easter in Melbourne.
By marching for same-sex marriage on August 1 we forced Labor to acknowledge the issue, and we raised the murmurings of dissent that are rippling through society into a collective roar.
Science must become the tool of those who can develop a democratic and planned society freed from the strictures of profit – working people.
Posted by Leonie, August 2nd, 2009 - under ABCC, ACTU, ALP, Abortion, Anna Bligh, Ark Tribe, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian Labor Party, BlighBorg, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Labor Left, Labor Party, Labor jails, Reaction, Resistance, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Strikes, Trade unions, Unions.
Innocent people face jail under Labor’s laws for actions that should not be crimes. Abortion and industrial action are not crimes; they are rights.
Peter Garrett’s decision to approve more uranium mining shows the futility of joining the Labor Party to change the world. The party changes you.
Neo-liberalism, not need, drives health care reform. Let’s tax the rich to pay for universal health care as part of a move to a just and equitable society.