It’s opportunistic, not socialist.
Este declaracion en español / This statement in Spanish Cette déclaration en anglais / This statement in English Vers la fin de 2012, deux membres du Parti socialiste britannique des travailleurs (SWP) ont accusé un dirigeant national de viol et de violence sexuelle. La manière dont ces accusations ont été traitées par la direction du… Read more »
This 2013 statement discussing sexual violence and the importance of feminism in left groups takes on new resonance given events in ISO.
As a socialist feminist, I often think about what this means. There is much in my everyday experience that points out the need to change the position of women in our capitalist society. There’s everything to get pissed off about: the job, the bills, the husband or ex, the kids’ school, not being listened to…. Read more »
After a year of discussion, the Freedom Socialist Party disaffiliated from the Socialist Alliance (SA). We helped found the Socialist Alliance back in 2001, because we wanted to see a united front where socialists — both affiliated and non-aligned — cooperate to present a strong and clear socialist message in the electoral arena. For the… Read more »
No one in charge. When I was a teenager, I stayed in the Victorian goldfields town of Castlemaine. Even then, it was obvious to me that something was wrong in the way people dealt with the natural world. The ecosystem was so stressed that you could see the box forest disappearing. In that case, unregulated… Read more »
Teacher activists demand ongoing employment Grassroots education activists are campaigning to demand that their elected union officials make the fight to secure ongoing employment a union priority. Red Bingham, a veteran educator and Australian Education Union (AEU) member, takes a look at the history. It’s summer. In my industry, education, a huge number of teachers… Read more »
Cast your mind back to the days following September 11, 2001. George W Bush issued an ultimatum to the peoples of the world: “You’re either with us or with the terrorists.” Politicians are particularly good at simplifying an issue beyond the point of absurdity. However, this spin doctoring is useful, because it shows the limitations… Read more »
Murry Weiss’ pamphlet, titled Women’s emancipation and the future of the Fourth International, is a collection of three short essays written between 1978 and 1982. It also includes an obituary that introduces the reader to Weiss who is described as “a quintessential revolutionary.” Of what interest are the seemingly dated essays to students of the… Read more »
On December 27, 2004, a work colleague was holidaying at Robe, on the south coast of South Australia. About mid-morning the tide suddenly rushed out, then in, then out again. After a while, the sea returned to normal. My co-worker didn’t know it at the time, but he had seen the Indian Ocean tsunami passing…. Read more »