why socialism

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.

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.

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.

Capitalism is destroying the planet: We need a climate revolution

If there is one thing the recent unprecedented bushfire emergency has proved to us in Australia — and to millions in countries who watched on in horror — is that the climate emergency is not just something to worry about in the future: this is the climate emergency and it is already catastrophic.

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.

Over 25,000 Victorians voted for the newly formed Victorian Socialists on November 24. A great result to build upon.

Here are 10 reasons why socialism is the way forward to solve society’s problems!

Before the “super Saturday” byelections on July 28, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was saying the outcome would be a “test of leadership”. Then he lost all five contests and changed his tune.