Michael Franti’s latest album reviewed

Michael Franti and Frontline. Everyone Deserves Music Michael Franti has become a cultural icon of revolution amongst a growing number of musicians who feel compelled to speak their minds about the current human situation. Franti's...

Solomon Islands: A socialist analysis

IN LATE July, the Australian government launched the biggest armed intervention in the South Pacific since World War Two when more than 2,000 military personnel and police officers were sent to the crisis-torn Solomon...

Aceh: Indonesian army unleashes bloody assault

The Indonesian army has launched a ferocious military assault in Aceh in an attempt to destroy the pro-independence Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and to cow the local population. Even the right wing media empire of...

What is imperialism?

The speedy overthrow of the Saddam Hussain'­s regime has resulted in a wave of propaganda emanating from the leaders of the coalition forces. Bush, Blair and Howard are now basking in the supposed vindication...

SARS – A socialist analysis

SARS is a disease with flu like symptoms that is infectious and kills up to 10% of those it infects. It is not as infectious or as deadly as some of the flu strains yet already...

CFMEU under attack

Article by CFMEU rank and filer on the Federal Government's attack on the union and the indirect help they are getting from the National Secretary, John Sutton. Plus interview with Victorian union President, John...

Crisis in the Labor Party

Editorial from June-July 2003 issue of The Socialist The war was a disaster for the Labor Party. It's capitalist leaders with their capitalist policies (many of whom are trained in CIA-funded courses for union...

800 protest at Baxter detention centre

Nicki Jonas, Secretary Melbourne City Branch, reports from the protest that took place at the Baxter detention center in South Australia over the weekend of Easter 2003. ** Easter weekend saw over 800 people make...