Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

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Brendan Black’s play “Trotsky and Friends” utterly distorts the ideas and methods of one of the most important figures of the Russian revolution. The …

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Less than one third of Australians trust journalists, one of the lowest levels in the world. Low trust in journalists is understandable given big …

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It’s clear from the off that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a spin-off from the main saga, is a little bit different. Welsh …

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Anthony Albanese presents himself as a bit of a maverick, somewhat different to other politicians. He’s hosted Rage and has played DJ sets at …

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The vicious harassment of the sick and unemployed by the Tory government in Britain provoked legendary director Ken Loach, now 80 years of age, …

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Strong, intelligent, passionate and creative. There are many adjectives that are used today to describe the figure of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who …

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Monopoly is perhaps the world’s most famous board game, with official sales of 250 million sets. You can get versions tailored to tie in …

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So you wanna be a rock ’n’ roll star… just take a guitar and learn how to play! Surely if you work hard enough …

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Last month, the mobile video game Pokémon Go took the world by storm. Millions of people downloaded the game with some estimates showing that …

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It is six years since Michael Moore’s last film and he’s back on top form. Perhaps a little less strident (a good thing), and …

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Anthony Main reviews Jennifer Rayner’s new book, ‘Generation Less: How Australia is cheating the young’. Jennifer Rayner is a 29 year old Labor Party …

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During Australia’s convict years numerous songs were written documenting the experience of those imprisoned at the penal colony. For the first few decades these …

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In reviewing “For the common good”, former Liberal prime minister Tony Abbott described Bill Shorten as a “sentimental socialist”. Unfortunately nothing could be further …

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By Domino LaMarr My Uncle, a total jock that ran yards for touchdowns instead of studying to get through high school, told me once …

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From the red carpet to the blacklist and back again Imagine losing your job for the views you hold. Imagine being imprisoned for membership …

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By Mel Gregson The Big Short is a Hollywood comedy about some of the people involved in the US housing market collapse that triggered …

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Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution Andy Ford, from Socialism Today (Issue 192 October 2015) A success almost from the start, …

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The release of Mockingjay Part 2 – the final instalment of the Hunger Games series – is the most anticipated film this summer. It …

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