11-10-2020: If we were to believe much of the Western press, during September a mass movement for democracy swept through Thailand, shaking the rule of Prayuth Chan-o-Cha and the Palang Pracharath Party. Yet even the most cursory investigation into the background and the motives of the Thai “student” movement reveals yet another US government backed attempt at regime change, under the entirely false guise of … Continue reading Thailand: The US Empire’s “Democracy” Movement
Statement of the Workers League 05-10-2020: As we approach the end of 2020, brutal and inhuman lockdowns slowly begin to be lifted in Australia and in the US and parts of Europe. In Melbourne the curfew is lifted, but there are still fines of $5000 for exercising basic political rights, and a litany of logic defying rules and restrictions. The UK government is threatening another … Continue reading Rise Against Fear
Federal Elections 2019: No Options for Working People – For a Workers’ Government! 04-05-2019 – The Australian Federal Elections will take place on May 18. As was the case for previous elections, the cast of candidates are largely uninspiring from a working class point of view. In fact, of all the parties and candidates running, no one is taking a consistent and across-the-board position of … Continue reading Federal Elections 2019: No Options for Working People
Repeal the “Espionage” and “Interference” Act! No War On China! 07-07-2018 – Chilling. There are few other words for it. The passage through federal parliament of the “National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018” re-sets the framework, yet again, of the shredding of elementary democratic rights by the Australian government. Under the false guise of combatting “foreign interference”, the federal government is … Continue reading Repeal the “Espionage” and “Interference” Act! No War On China!
by Paul Nave If you think there is something slightly odd about protesting the result of an election, you are not alone. The result of the election may not be what you desired – but whoever heard of protesting because the majority did not vote for what you wanted? Undeterred, some left parties are pressing ahead organising a protest against the inauguration of US President … Continue reading What’s wrong with protesting the Trump Inauguration?
By Paul Nave In the wake of the horrific footage of youth detainees being abused by guards at the Don Dale detention centre, aired by the 4 Corners television program, Aboriginal activists and their supporters took to the streets to protest yet another indicator of the oppression Australia’s indigenous people face on a daily basis. While one of the detainees was white, the overwhelming … Continue reading Which strategy for Aboriginal Liberation?