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Discussion and analysis of politics, history, theory and activism from a radical revolutionary socialist perspective.

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The recent investigation into the Victorian branches of the Australian Labour Party (ALP) revealed branch stacking and corruption at an 'industrial scale'. In this episode we discuss the history of th...
June 27, 2020
The police were never meant to protect and serve ordinary people. In this episode we discuss the history of the police and their development alongside the establishment of capitalist relations. Why ar...
June 16, 2020
The popular rebellion against racism and police violence continues to unfold on a mass scale in the United States. Uprisings have emerged in every major city making this the most significant event of ...
June 5, 2020
Marx was to develop his major ecological critique in the volumes of Capital. In Volume 3 he wrote that there was an “irreparable rift in the interdependent process of social metabolism, a metabolism p...
May 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the lucrative international student 'market' in Australian universities. As a result, university executives around the country moved to immediately sack or stand down ...
May 10, 2020
Trotsky is a controversial historical figure whose legacy continues to generate interest and debate around the left internationally. In this discussion with socialist activists Emma Norton and Luca Ta...
May 6, 2020
Under the ALP-ACTU Prices and Incomes Accord (1983-1996) union leaders in Australia agreed to abandon striking and struggle in return for having their wages indexed by the Arbitration Commission and t...
April 30, 2020
Remembering has been replaced with remembrance as the Australian ruling class promote nationalism and war at the annual ANZAC day events on April 25. Mainstream histories of World War I in Australia h...
April 25, 2020
The major crises developing from the COVID-19 pandemic are leading many people to think seriously about alternatives to capitalism. As governments around the world spend billions more than usual on we...
April 18, 2020
The 'Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918-1920 killed millions of people around the world. Many comparisons are being made to the current crisis, but little attention has been paid to the militant working cl...
April 9, 2020
Right wing and far-right responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have included outright denial, racist conspiracy theories, extreme nationalism, and anti-democratic authoritarianism. In Australia, incident...
April 5, 2020
The economic impact of the COVID-19 virus is only just beginning to hit as tens of thousands of workers lose their jobs in Australia and trillions of dollars are spent by governments internationally t...
March 29, 2020
Educators, parents and students are fighting to shut down schools and childcare centres in Australia to keep all workers and families safe. They are demanding full pay for all workers impacted by clos...
March 25, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers around the world is on a scale unprecedented in living memory. In Australia, hundreds of thousands of workers have already lost their jobs, many others are...
March 21, 2020
With the prospect of a rapid escalation in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia, the risk of hundreds if not thousands of deaths, and a growing international economic crisis the brutal ...
March 18, 2020
As capitalism lurches from crisis to crisis, the question of revolutionary change has become increasingly important. But what do Marxists mean by revolution? Can revolutions actually happen? What does...
March 13, 2020
International Working Women's Day has a socialist history. On this episode, we discuss the rebellious and revolutionary women who have been at the forefront of working class struggles from 1917 to tod...
March 4, 2020
The agriculture industry is responsible for huge volumes of greenhouse gas emissions and is a key driver of mass deforestation. Crops are sprayed with millions of tonnes of toxic pesticides and fertil...
February 26, 2020
The second of our series of beginners guide episodes offers an introduction to Marxist economics. What is the difference between mainstream economics and Marxist economics? What are the relationships ...
February 24, 2020
  The Jabiluka uranium deposit in the Northern Territory is one of the richest in the world. In 1998, work was scheduled to begin on a mine that would have extracted 19 million tonnes of ore. Led by t...
February 21, 2020

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