Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Theory & History

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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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International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on March 8 every year. The first IWD was organised in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, in …

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The 2017 Midsumma Pride March was held in Melbourne during late January. The event had a huge turnout of over 45,000 spectators. The Socialist …

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Demonstrating the worldwide hatred of Donald Trump and his policies, millions of women occupied streets around the world in late January demanding an end …

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2016 set new global temperature records, showing that the Earth is continuing to warm as a result of the burning of fossil fuels for …

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2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Russian revolution. Throughout the year, The Socialist will publish material to commemorate and celebrate this truly historic …

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The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a ‘universal basic income’ (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years – a welcome discussion because it …

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With the end of the mining boom, the main sector propping up the Australian economy is property. It is becoming more likely however that …

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In many ways capitalist competition is a lie. Just look at the huge monopoly on the mobile phone market held by Apple and Samsung …

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After facing pressure from sections of the LGBTIQ community, the organisers of the annual Midsumma festival in Melbourne announced that they would not be …

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The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history – so …

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Last month the pictures of two young women were splashed across the front pages of various News Corp publications. The papers described them as …

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Tens of thousands of people have marched to demand equality for LGBTIQ people in recent years. In 2016, we have seen an outpouring of …

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Right-wing politicians are campaigning to repeal Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) and make it legal to humiliate, insult, offend and intimidate …

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The Liberal government has made proposals, which if implemented, would gut the welfare system. Social Services Minister Christian Porter announced a $96-million-dollar scheme to …

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