Posts in: Book Review

Lessons of the Egyptian Spring

December 2018

Revolution 2.0 shows that a brilliant use of social media is not a substitute for revolutionary parties that have absorbed the lessons of previous struggles.

Standing tall and fighting back

August 2018

Palestinians tell their own story in The Last Earth. Author Ramsey Baroud teaches Palestinian history “as told by its tenacious victims, not barefaced aggressors.”

History provides invaluable lessons in how to stop fascism in its tracks

Summer/Autumn 2006

The Fight Against Fascism in the U.S.A., by James P Cannon, Farrell Dobbs, Joseph Hansen, Leon Trotsky and Murry Weiss, Resistance Books (2004), ISBN 1876646179, 237 pages, $19.95. In January 1997, a fascist outfit, National Action (NA), opened a bookshop in the multicultural Melbourne suburb of Fawkner. This development led to the reactivation of Campaign… Read more »

Arundhati Roy’s eloquent answer to the neoliberal spin doctors

Winter/Spring 2005

Arundhati Roy came to prominence when her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the 1996 Booker Prize for literature. She has gone on to write several works of fiction and non-fiction. Roy is an outspoken, internationally popular anti-globalisationist and Indian feminist. Her latest book, The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, is a collection… Read more »

Uncharted Waters: Social Responsibility in Australian Trade Unions

Winter/Spring 2005

A significant theoretical contribution by Marx is the idea that workers are alienated from the product of their labour. Workers produce things, but at the end of the day it is the capitalist who owns what they produce.  Uncharted Waters is an important new book which features periods in Australia’s history when workers have collectively… Read more »