Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

History

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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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William Lane has been regarded as one of Australia’s most important early socialists. In his short life, Lane was to have a profound impact …

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By Emma Quinn (Socialist Party, CWI in Ireland) Millions of people internationally are joining the fight against the oppression of women and LGBTIQ people, opening up debates as …

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The Militant Women’s Group (MWG) was formed in 1927 by women from the Communist Party of Australia. The women also set up a newspaper …

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The great depression was like a ‘king-hit’ to the Australian trade unions. At first many union leaders did not even realise what was happening, …

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Remembering Australian working class history 70 years on The following two articles were published in Labour History in May and November 1972. They are …

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Former Labor Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam has died. He was 98. Whitlam served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 5 December …

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