Marxism

Passing the torch

February 2022

Vietnam-era radicals have an urgent task – to pass on the lessons of history to today’s activists opposing war and fighting capitalism’s crimes.

The supply chain blues

December 2021

Megan Cornish, a student and teacher of Marxist economics, looks at the absurdity of capitalists unable to get their goods to market.

The Growing Fascist Menace: What Is It And How Can We Fight It?

Summer/Autumn 1990

On 10 April 1989 members of the fascist organisation, National Action, invaded a meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force in Sydney. Twelve men stormed into the meeting wearing masks and balaclavas and dressed in black. They took photographs of task force members. They also seized documents including an invitation to the group’s… Read more »

The Mismeasure of Men: A Socialist Feminist Analysis of “Male Aggression”

Summer/Autumn 1990

Men are not naturally aggressive. Biology is the destiny of neither women nor men. The ideology that measures people with the yardstick of determinism, which reduces people to either animals or robots, is both insulting and arrogant; it complements the current system of wage slavery well.

Clara Zetkin – Revolutionary Fighter for Women’s Liberation

Summer 1988/1989

Zetkin was a pioneer who paved the way for many fighters for women’s liberation who followed. She was a great leader of working class women. One of her greatest contributions was to successfully challenge the dangerous and incorrect notion that socialism and feminism and incompatible ideologies.

Women’s Emancipation and Permanent Revolution

Summer 1988/1989

Revolutionary feminism is the only program and method that can truly unite the class and the Trotskyist movement, for it is a unity based on equality and mutual respect and not on a lower caste sacrificing itself for an upper caste. Women, people of colour, lesbians, youth, elders and differently abled just happen to be the most exploited sectors of the proletariat. We as Trotskyists are obliged to hoist our banner with them.