Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Books

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Reading the transcript of a courtroom testimony might seem like a boring prospect, but the testimony of James Cannon published as “Socialism on Trial” …

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Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi is a collection of his reports for the Rolling Stone magazine on the 2016 US presidential election campaign. …

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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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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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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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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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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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There are no short cuts to understanding Marxism in all its complexity. To apply Marxism to current day struggles and processes we must read …

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On May 22 around 150 people packed out the Collingwood Gallery in Melbourne for the launch of the new book ‘Beating the big end …

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Reviewed by Chris Dite The East-West toll road was going to be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australian history. Its defeat – …

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Reviewed by Tony Saunois, CWI This powerful, gripping and incisive book was first published on 13 May 2014. Glenn Greenwald and, of course, his …

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Reviewed by Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party “Lindsay David published his book in April of this year, called Australia: Boom to Bust, yet no journalist …

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Clare Doyle reviews ‘Eleanor Marx – A life’ by Rachel Holmes Eleanor Marx was an extraordinary woman – youngest daughter of an extraordinary man, …

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The first English translation of the 1971 Italian novel Vogliamo Tutto (We Want Everything) has just been released. The author, Nanni Balestrini, was a …

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Review: ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ The poorest fifth of Britain’s households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards …

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Book by Iain McIntyre Reviewed by Meredith Jacka, Socialist Party ‘How to make trouble and influence people – Pranks, protests, graffiti and political mischief …

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Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super-rich and the fall of everyone else By Chrystia Freeland Published by Allen Lane, 2012 Reviewed by …

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