Australia. The myth of Australia’s unique military has been deployed to boost support for Australian participation in all subsequent imperialist wars. The less justification there is for the war, the more the propaganda focuses on the supposed virtues of the troops rather than the justice of the cause. While the virtues of the Anzacs were part of the propaganda for World War II, they were more prominent during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and have become the dominant theme in reporting and discussion of Australia’s participation in the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Continue reading Australia’s military: A National Myth
The LNP government has announced this week its planned changes to the JobSeeker payment in so-called Australia. After 27 years of no increases, they have decided to raise the dole from $40 a day all the way up to $43 a day. This leaves the payment far below the relative poverty line ($457 a week), let alone Henderson Poverty line ($550) which Anti-Poverty Network QLD argues is the minimum acceptable raise.Continue reading So-called Australia: Building Popular Power In Poverty
Australia. Immigrant prisoners at the Christmas Island Detention Centre set buildings ablaze in an uprising under the slogan “Enough is Enough” on Wednesday.Continue reading Uprising at Immigration Detention Center in Christmas Island, Australia
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: The workplace is the source of the capitalists’ power, so the struggle in that location is decisive. It is the vehicle for fighting the economic inequality that is driving down living standards for US workers for the first time since the Great Depression and fuelling the growth of Fascism. It is, though, much more than that. The struggle in the workplace can unite the multi-racial, multicultural and gender diverse working class in the fight against all forms of social oppression and build the solidarity needed to make the revolution to overthrow capitalism as a whole.Continue reading Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: After Trump
“We are in a new epoch of breakdown what will it mean to not have a horizon … to have no map of how act … to have only shifting sands to cling to and be in a world radically different than that of the last 10000+ years? What does green anarchy mean today.”Continue reading Beyond The Dark Horizon Vol. 2: A publication of green anarchist art, poetry, stories, rants from ‘so called-Australia’
So-called Australia. We are speaking about Djab Wurrung country, women’s country.
At this time we need to listen to women’s voices.
Voices which have gone unheard, disregarded and dismissed.
At this time we need to amplify women’s voices.
Voices which hold the most power and authority yet have been consistently overlooked.
Staunch First Nations women who have and will continue to lead the way even if no one is watching.
Update November 12: The Festival is cancelled! https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/11/12/cancelled-in-so-called-australia-djab-wurrung-festival-of-resistance/ An invitation by the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy for a Festival of Resistance.Continue reading So-Called #Australia: Festival Of Resistance in Djab Wurrung Country
In either case, it is by building working class struggle that the threat of Fascism will be best addressed. Struggle against a re-elected Trump would be necessary as he accelerates the class polarisation of society and moves further towards dictatorship. Struggle against a President Biden would explode the poisonous identification of the Left with the Democratic Party that Republicans make and from which Fascists benefit.Continue reading No more Presidents
Sydney. Australia. Despite a ban by the Supreme Court, hundreds of people gathered at Taylor Square in Sydney, Saturday (October 10, 2020), to protest against Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill, and reject political censorship under the false guise of COVID-19 restrictions.Continue reading #Sydney: Fighting anti-trans bigotry even when the police don’t want us to