(The following has been written for adaptation as an agitational flyer for distribution at upcoming protests in support of legal abortion in South Australia and the release of refugees imprisoned in Australia and on surrounding islands) As internationalists, we recognise the working class as having no fatherland and denounce the efforts made to control our […]Read More COVID-19, Abortion and Refugee Struggles in Australia
(We recently helped our North American comrades in Klasbatalo and the Internationalist Workers’ Group write this article about a produce workers’ strike in New York City. It was originally published on Leftcom.org on 3 February, 2021) 1. Unity for who? Since the beginning of this pandemic, around the globe, the press and governments have proclaimed […]Read More NYC Produce Workers’ Strike: Capitalism’s Treatment of its “Essential Workers”
The COVID-19 pandemic has left the entire working class living with a new level of uncertainty. There have now been cases reported on every continent after researchers and military personnel on Antarctica recently reported their first cases. As of 29 December 2020, there have been over 81.2 million COVID-19 cases and 1.77 million deaths. The […]Read More New Year, Same Crisis
(This is the second installment in a series of articles that we have written with the Internationalist Workers’ Group in the United States) In our first part on reproductive struggles in class society, we highlighted some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion and contraception. We also commented on the family unit and prostitution – two phenomena […]Read More Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 2)
We are publishing this article to commemorate last year’s shooting in Yuendumu, shortly before the 5th year anniversary of the Sydney Long Bay Jail Killing, and for the 16th anniversary of the Palm Island Riots. Its content is largely reflective of these events and other deaths in custody. We wish to advise Indigenous readers that […]Read More On An Island Watch House Bed, A Black Man’s Lying Dead
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, infecting tens of millions, killing over a million so far and leaving many survivors with recurring or permanent health conditions. The region of Oceania has had tens of thousands of virus cases and around a thousand deaths. However, it has been hit even harder in the form of […]Read More A Quick Glimpse at the Current State of the Pandemic in Oceania
(This is the first installment in a series of articles that we have written with the Internationalist Workers’ Group in the United States) In this first piece on reproductive struggles in class society we bring to focus some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion and contraception, as well as the family unit and prostitution, […]Read More Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 1)
For years now, the Australian public has been facing increasing militarisation of the police; with many frontline officers and specialist units across the country being trained in military-style thinking and tactics. There has also been the introduction of military-grade weapons and protective gear. The Lindt Café siege in 2014, the Paris terror attacks of 2015, and the […]Read More Get Rid of Militarised Police Units? Get Rid of Capitalism and All Police Forces!
Teaching has the potential to be a highly rewarding calling, educating the next generation of children is something many are passionate about. However, long hours, heavy workloads, bullying and harassment sees this passion crushed – as is the reality for wage-labourers of all fields. New teachers find themselves burnt out under the pressure of the job and, as a result, half quit within the first five years of their career. Those who remain are subject to underpaid and overworked conditions, fuelling poor mental and physical health.Read More Solidarity with Australian teachers, solidarity with all workers
2019 finds humanity in an increasingly dangerous place. The consequences of global economic stagnation, itself the product of a much deeper crisis of profitability, can be seen in the rise of nationalism, racism and xenophobia. These in turn threaten not only to add to the increasing proliferation of unending wars around the world but to […]Read More Crisis, War and Environmental Catastrophe: There is No Alternative to the Social Revolution!