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The beach is near

July 25, 2016 - 15:22 -- Admin

The beach is near

The important thing is
To walk along the beach
And talk of Marx, and profit rates
And if we can
Grasp the time and state,
Within our reach
Or think, past rhyme and scan?

The hour to dance has come
We are the people
We are the one,
While the prammed mums
Push their kids
And women in bikinis
Show the sun their skin

The real face of terrorism in Australia

July 21, 2016 - 09:33 -- Admin

The Australian government has arrested Renas Lelikan, a journalist, for the ‘crime’ of allegedly being a member of the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party, one of the groups fighting ISIS. Echoing Billy Hughes’ outlawing of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1915/16, the PKK is a proscribed organisation in Australia (but not all Western countries) and membership per se is ‘illegal’.

The roots of Hansonism

July 19, 2016 - 22:43 -- Admin

Australia was built on the genocide of Aboriginal people. The ideology to justify this removed any trace of humanity from Aboriginal people and spawned a whole industry of racism, a racism that enabled the theft of Aboriginal land and the murder of the people. As capitalism developed in Australia this racism tied working class Australians to their white bosses.