Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

History

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On Saturday, November 10th 1917, Australians opened their papers to news of the Russian Revolution. The Russian Provisional Government had fallen, and the democratic …

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The Turnbull government has promised a crackdown after statues of Lachlan Macquarie and Captain Cook in Sydney’s Hyde Park were spray-painted with the words …

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Australian workers have a long history of using strike action to advance their working conditions. In retaliation, employers and governments have waged a battle …

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One hundred years after the Russian revolution shook the world, every socialist, anti-capitalist and militant will hugely profit from analysing those momentous events. A …

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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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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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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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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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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 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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In recent years there have been many commemorations to mark the 100-year anniversary of World War One (1914-1918). Very few however have noted the …

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Eight years ago, Wall Street bet against American families and caused the Great Recession, an economic collapse on a scale that hadn’t been seen …

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The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) was founded in 1920 and dissolved 25 years ago, in 1991. There was a time when the Communist …

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Fifty years ago, 200 Gurindji stock workers, domestic servants and their families withdrew their labour and walked off Baron Vesteys’ Wave Hill cattle station …

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In recent times direct action tactics, like pickets and mass sit-ins, have been used with relative success in campaigns against fracking, the fight against …

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In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. There …

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Eighty years ago, the working class and poor peasants of Spain rose up against capitalist exploitation, dire poverty and fascist forces – a high …

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