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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
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My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
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Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
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Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
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Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
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Red Flag: Socialist Alternative’s new fortnightly paper


Socialist Alternative has now decided on a name for our new paper: Red Flag. The first issue will go to print on 11 June. Red Flag will:

Tell the truth. The capitalist press is full of lies, distortions and right wing bias. We need an alternative press, free from corporate interests and government spin, to provide news and analysis of major developments in our world.

Support resistance. Those that own and control the corporate media are hostile to people fighting for their rights. They make money out of the exploitation and oppression of workers and the poor. Red Flag is a paper on the side of the oppressed, telling the story from our side and giving solidarity to those in struggle.

Fight for socialism. Red Flag is about more than just highlighting problems with the system, or supporting individual struggles. It campaigns to win people to socialism, to convince them that the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism is the solution to the problems of society.

Be an interventionist paper. Red Flag’s socialist politics doesn’t just mean general arguments for socialism. Red Flag is an interventionist paper, bringing socialist arguments to the debates of today about how we can best mount a fightback, what tactics and strategies are needed to take on the right. And while Red Flag will fight for the views of Socialist Alternative, the paper is also a forum in which crucial questions on the left can be debated.

Why Red Flag? The red flag is the most widely recognised symbol of socialism, rebellion, workers struggle and internationalism. It has a history stretching from soldier mutinies and the American Revolution in the 18th century, to the Russian Revolution and May 68 in the 20th century, to the student rebellions and worker demonstrations of today. We want the paper to be identified with this tradition of struggle and solidarity.

To subscribe to the fortnightly paper edition here is a link.



Comment from Chris Warren
Time May 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

Maybe a little hint about how one can subscribe would help?