Theory & History

Veganism, Farming and Climate Change – What Socialists Say

Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to climate change. Combined with the health effects of meat eating, and cruel treatment of animals, it’s no wonder many people become vegetarian and vegan. Clearly we...

US: Remembering the Stolen 2000 Presidential Election

  Donald Trump has made open threats to steal the 2020 US Presidential election if the result does not go his way. As the votes are counted, we republish this article from Socialist Action's US...

US: Fighting Trump and the Far Right

In the US Presidential debate two days ago, Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacy and called on the Proud Boys, a violent white nationalist group, to "stand back and stand by". This article...

History: The Haitian Revolution and the abolition of slavery

Review of ‘The Black Jacobins’ by C.L.R. James (published 1938) Most schools teach pupils that the Atlantic slave trade went against European ‘enlightenment’ principles of rationality, equality and democracy; a horror perpetrated against docile and...

Revolutionary History: 100 years since Italy’s “Two Red Years”

One hundred years ago, Italy was shaken by the Biennio Rosso (“Two Red Years”), a revolutionary period in which armed workers took over the factories. Although much has been written to mark the anniversary...

Have women always been oppressed?

Nine out of ten nurses are women. They also make up more than two thirds of fast food workers and supermarket workers. On top of this women still bear the burden of housework and...

The Great Depression and the rise of the Communist Party Australia

The Great Depression created a palpable crisis throughout Australia. Gross Domestic Production declined by 10% between 1929 and 1931 and one in three people were unemployed by 1932. Workers wages were slashed 10%. The Australian...

Australian capitalism built on forced labour

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tried to cut across the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June by claiming there was no slavery in Australia. He was quickly forced to retreat. Australia’s ruling class and the...

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