May 2002 was not a great month for me. The sudden death of my father on the 18th, at the young age of 66, was the result of an asbestos-related illness, contracted through his employment in a brake factory. There will be no punishment for the CEO, the board of directors, the regulators who sentenced… Read more »
There’s a new political mood among young queers. It’s militant and activist! The global anti-corporate movement is rapidly moving beyond protesting the ravages of neoliberalism to opposing capitalism itself. And queers — especially young queers — are at the front lines. The debate of the day is: How to achieve global economic justice — do… Read more »
Robert Manne has for many years been associated with anti-communism and a trenchant opposition to the Left in Australia. This has led to a tendency among leftists to dismiss him as just another apologist for rampant capitalism. The truth, as always, is more complex. In fact Manne has been a consistent liberal, believing in the… Read more »
The people of East Timor have plenty of reasons to want to be free of rule from Jakarta. Since the Indonesian invasion in 1975, over 200,000 East Timorese — or one in every three — have died as a result of the occupation.
On Sunday May 24, people from wide-ranging political backgrounds joined in the Melbourne celebration of the extraordinary life of Marxist feminist trailblazer, Clara Fraser, who died of emphysema on February 24 at the age of 74.
Elizabeth Hoffman, is chair of the Yorta Yorta Clans Group. She shared insights into the hidden history of the Indigenous peoples of the continent’s south-east. Like so many other such histories, it is about the murderous onslaught of the white invaders and of the struggle of the people to survive.