why socialism

The task of building a stronger socialist left in this country remains.

People are turned off participating in the political process in Australia but they are also moving leftward in their political attitudes.

Sam Watson, a giant of the Aboriginal rights struggle, died on November 27. A prominent author, playwright and filmmaker, Watson was also the Socialist Alliance’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs spokesperson for many years.

The shock resignations from parliament of Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters highlights one of many undemocratic features in the Australian Constitution.

When the Greek people voted “no” to creditor demands by 61.5%, the ECB tightened the screws even more. It is clear the Troika wants total surrender — to hammer home the message that “there is no alternative”. In reality, the only fair way out of the crisis is to write off the debt that is not just unpayable — as even the IMF admits behind closed doors — but illegitimate.

If #Libspill can be summed up as the “madness of Abbott”, we have to recognise that this and other symptoms of political “madness” (such as Trump) are expressions of the dangerous times we live in.

Newcastle unionist and socialist, Steve O'Brien proudly waves the red flag for workers rights on May Day.

Socialist Alliance is running in the Queensland elections to help build an anti-capitalist current in Queensland and national politics.

There is absolutely nothing “sensible” about being in the centre. Today’s world demands we take sides.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, yet both the Abbott government and the so-called opposition try to place the blame for falling living standards on refugees, Aboriginal people, welfare recipients and the poor and marginalised.

The federal Coalition government's so-called "tax reform" represents a major escalation of the capitalist class war against the poor and working people.

Steve O'Brien writes on the legacy of the Russian Revolution in the Newcastle Herald.

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