Our Common Cause

Our Common Cause

Union leaderships are still falling in behind the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ “re-elect Labour at all costs” strategy, which effectively ignores the seismic shift in public opinion around needing to take action on climate change. The planet, and communities being affected by climate change now, cannot wait while Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party get their act together.

Morrison has to go and, if the outrage at his callous ineptitude compels the cabinet to sack him, that would be a good thing.

The horror of the devastating and apocalyptic fires in NSW and Victoria has not only dampened the New Year party mood, it has fanned anger over the government's obvious failure to respond to the climate emergency.

As the climate crisis pushes the planet past certain tipping points protests and resistance grow.

The ALP's recently released federal election post-mortem has a giant invisible elephant in the room: the party's own culpability for its defeat through its embrace of neo-liberalism and its abandonment of progressive “traditional Labor values” over decades.

PM Scott Morrison hypocritically describes the climate movement as opposed to “alternative views”. Yet he is the one refusing to compromise on climate action.

It all reads like something out of George Orwell’s seminal work, 1984.

Labor has made it clear that it plans to adopt a strategy of leading from the rear.

The decades-long struggle of the West Papuan people for self-determination has intensified in recent months — and Australia’s role in aiding and abetting the Indonesian occupation is once again being brought under international scrutiny.

The challenge of making an ecosocialist revolution is huge — and there is no guarantee of victory. But there is no more noble goal in this time than to work with others to try to make it happen.