Capitalism

How to end racist policing?

The nature of policing in the United States is inseparable from the violent, racist history of capitalism in this country. From slave patrols; to Bull Connor’s unleashing dogs and fire hoses against black protesters...

Governments seize on COVID-19 to extend repressive powers

The Economist has described it as “the most dramatic extension of state powers since the second world war.” Across the globe governments have implemented draconian legislation akin to that of police states under the...

Eco-destruction and plagues

Raging fires in Australia and a plague of locusts in east Africa dominated global news at the start of 2020. These rapidly receded in consciousness as the COVID-19 pandemic erupted onto the world, already...

For-profit internet the reason for slow speeds

In recent weeks, thousands of people all over Australia have experienced slow and unreliable internet connections. Telecommunications companies report an 80% increase in internet use during daytime hours. This is largely a result of...

EU: The hypocrisy and cynicism of the rich

“Shame on you. Shame on Europe. Stop this circus now.” These words did not come from an angry demonstrator but from the French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, during the last...

COVID-19: A crisis for some, not the super-rich

“We’re all in this together” they said. Well, not quite, it seems. While most of us are worrying about our health, our jobs, and how we’ll pay our bills, it seems that some at the...

Food dumping: Obscene waste at a time of mass want

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the inherent weaknesses in the capitalist system. The privatisation of the healthcare system means that hospitals are under-prepared to deal with this global pandemic. But what is also clear...

‘Your services are no longer required’

Working in the travel industry, while stressful at times, was incredibly rewarding. I had many opportunities to travel and meet people from all over the world. I worked in the industry for 15 years,...

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