How we stopped Pauline Hanson last time
Tess Lee Ack analyses the phenomenon of Pauline Hanson in the 1990s: her support base, how media promotion boosted her profile, and how she was stopped the last time around.
Mining Australian capitalism: industry in the global division of labour
Ben Hillier outlines the role of the mining industry in the development of the Australian economy, situating the latter in the global division of labour, and outlines the challenges facing the Australian ruling class in the twenty-first century.
Marx and the state: the politics of philosophy
Sadia Schneider on Marx's theory of the state.
Nestor Makhno: the failure of anarchism
Mick Armstrong dismantles the romanticism surrounding Makhno in some anarchist circles today with a study of his activity during the Russian Civil War. Purchase the print edition to read this article.
Daniel Bensaïd and “the last generation of October”
Darren Roso on the political activity and theoretical concerns of an important figure on the French far left from the mid-1960s until his death in January 2010. Purchase the print edition to read this article.
The 1968-9 Pakistan Revolution: a students’ and workers’ popular uprising
The images of the 1960s which dominate in Australia are those from the Western countries. Justen Bellingham’s account of the 1968-69 uprising in Pakistan is an important corrective to the Eurocentric view of the upheavals of the time. Purchase the print edition to read this article.
The broad left party question after Syriza
Mick Armstrong revisits the question of broad left parties to draw some conclusions after the experience of Syriza in Greece.
Podemos and left populism
Omar Hassan analyses why the promise of a radical, democratic alternative to bourgeois parliamentary politics has evolved into a hierarchical party which has abandoned any serious pretence of fighting austerity even before being tested in government.
Marxism and the natural world
There is a logic inherent in the humanism of Marxism that generates an overarching commitment to environmental conservation, writes Michael Kandelaars.
Ordering Australian capitalism: property, fetishism, debt and social order
Ben Hillier shows how the economic ordering of Australian capitalism helps consolidate bourgeois hegemony.
Cape York: a history of Aboriginal dispossession and resistance
Rebecca Barrigos brings together research by social and oral historians who have recorded a terrible history of Aboriginal oppression in Weipa, Aurukun and Mapoon on Cape York Peninsula.