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And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

December 30, 2016 - 15:58 -- Admin

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware

And so you sleep, quiet, unaware
The gentle rhythm, the flowing care
That takes your hand and pleasures there
The sweet unknown of yesteryear

You waken as in sleep, again
The slow timing of sweet pretend
That takes the journey to an end
Repeating life to beginning, then

Sing with me in the rain

December 26, 2016 - 20:51 -- Admin

Sing with me in the rain

I shall stand in the rain
And yell at the clouds
Loudly, aloud
Allowed in old age
The place where rage
Grows and knows,
Knows what?

Not much
Hence the rage
And writing on a page
The words of anger
Of danger that haunts
Our meaning
There is no feeling
No kiss

Will we meet again?

December 19, 2016 - 21:08 -- Admin

Will we meet again?

We were walking naked
In the rain
The garden soaker
We held made
All of us

You turned to me
Your blue eyes
and blond hair
Entrees to elsewhere
Rodin shaped and
Full breasted
You are woman

The man in me awoke
And the night, real, ended
And I wondered, why?

Prime Minister’s address to the House of Representatives on the Australian Parliamentary and Political Party Commission

December 19, 2016 - 10:38 -- Admin

Address to the House of Representatives – Australian Parliamentary and Political Party Commission (APPC)


I rise to conclude debate on these very important Bills.

They will ensure the rule of law prevails in an industry that is essential to our economic growth and future prosperity.

This legislation was blocked repeatedly by the previous Senate and, consequently, was one of the two triggers for our recent double-dissolution election.

Support the Syrian people – neither Washington nor Moscow

December 18, 2016 - 21:37 -- Admin

Much of the left internationally has given open or covert support to the Assad regime in Syria. The Morning Star in Britain went so far as to call the defeat of Aleppo a “liberation”. Why do left-wingers support a murderous regime instead of people fighting for their freedom? What is the role of Islamist forces in the conflict? Leila al-Shami, co-author of the book “Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War”, gives an interview which provides some answers to these questions.

Lessons of the Syrian Revolution: Interview with a Syrian socialist

December 17, 2016 - 16:31 -- Admin

Syrian socialist Ghayath Naisse, a member of the Revolutionary Left Current, spoke to Simon Assaf in International Socialism about the brutalisation of Syria, the goals of those intervening and the prospects for socialists in the region.1

SA: Let’s start with imperialism. What do those intervening in Syria—Russia, the Saudis, the US and Turkey—hope to achieve?