Australia and the US have initiated a new cold war with China. In this timely piece, Liam Ward explores the sordid history of anti-Chinese racism in Australia.
The 2019 federal election: Why did Labor lose and what next?
Tom Bramble surveys the election results and puts forward an explanation for Labor's surprising defeat that rests on the party's long-term shift to the right.
Launching Victorian Socialists: An anti-capitalist electoral alliance
Liz Walsh reflects on the experience of launching the Victorian Socialists.
Learning from disaster: The Workers' Party and the left in Brazil
Mick Armstrong critically assesses the experience of the Workers' Party, concluding that a far more independent approach was required by revolutionaries who participated.
Marxism and state theory
In this fascinating lecture given just a few years before he died, the late Colin Barker makes the case for a revolutionary overthrow of the bourgeois state and for further Marxist theorising about its complex dynamics.
William Ferguson: The life of an Aboriginal rebel
Gavin Stanbrook and Diane Fieldes celebrate the life of a pioneering Indigenous activist and trade unionist.
Marxism and post-colonial theory
Sagar Sanyal argues that post-colonial theory is an inadequate theoretical and political response to the horrors of colonialism.
As an emerging American left struggles with powerful strategic challenges, Daniel Taylor argues that this new book by the publisher of Jacobin promotes a distorted vision of the history of the socialist movement, leading to fundamentally conservative conclusions.
Review: Karl Marx and the birth of modern society
Darren Roso reviews the first volume of a sweeping new biography of Marx's life.
Review: How labour introduced neoliberalism
Stephanie Price reviews this excellent new book which documents in great detail the means by which unions and the ALP sold a corporatist version of neoliberalism to the working class.