Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Theory & History

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“Income inequalities are greater than at any time in the last 70 years. Small elites have amassed vast fortunes and massive political power. While …

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The campaign for marriage equality is now well underway. Surveys were sent out last month and should be returned by the end of October. …

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2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of what became known as the ‘Great Strike’. Sometimes referred to as the ‘New South Wales General Strike’, this …

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In the 16 years since the events of September 11, 2001 the global political landscape has undoubtedly changed. The horrendous attack, carried out by …

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The Socialist Party is campaigning for the biggest possible ‘Yes’ vote in the postal plebiscite on equal marriage rights. While a postal plebiscite is …

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In May the long-standing sexual assault investigation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was formally closed by a Swedish prosecutor. Some on the left have …

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In mid-June the Labor Party and the Liberals passed the Native Title Amendment bill, changing the law to give mining companies greater access to …

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A series of e-mails leaked from the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) reveal concerns that CSIRO management is politically censoring researchers. These …

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Last year the federal government announced that they would no longer be funding the Safe Schools Coalition – an anti-bullying program that combats homophobia …

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Frida Kahlo’s popularity has surged in recent years. Last year, the Art Gallery of NSW held an exhibition simply titled ‘Frida Kahlo and Diego …

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Two hundred and sixty workers at Australia’s largest sawmill are set to be laid off after its operator, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), announced the …

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Greens leader Richard Di Natale has been in the spotlight recently with calls for the creation of a “People’s Bank”. In his view a …

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The Coalition’s first budget since the 2016 federal election is a clear attempt to reset the political agenda. In 2014 the government attempted to …

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2017 marks 90 years since the foundation of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). This anniversary is an opportune time to have a …

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PrEP is the use of anti-HIV medication and stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is an oral tablet taken daily by HIV negative people to …

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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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How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world’s total population …

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Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country to protest on January 26 this year. Melbourne alone saw over 10,000 …

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