Any call for a republic that is disconnected from addressing the very real social and ecological crises will not be enough.
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.
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 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.
The Socialist Alliance has a vision for a better world — and we are running in the federal election to share that vision and help make it become a reality.
Over 25,000 Victorians voted for the newly formed Victorian Socialists on November 24. A great result to build upon.
There is absolutely nothing “sensible” about being in the centre. Today’s world demands we take sides.
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.
The task of building a stronger socialist left in this country remains.