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What is to be Done? Part 2

The left have a serious problem if increasing numbers of voters are switching their vote from Democrat to Republican because of class issues. Trump managed to channel class-based fury in a way that Democrats haven’t in a very long time. The number of voters earning under $50,000 who voted Republican went up by a whopping […]

What is to be Done? Part 1

The election of Donald Trump is undoubtedly a disaster for the global left. Left of centre parties find themselves in opposition across the west. In the UK, Europe, Australia and now the USA, reactionary governments have responded to the twenty first century crisis in capitalism with austerity and xenophobia. Division and uncertainty reign supreme. Trump […]

Against the Plebiscite

Poor old Malcolm in the middle. He’s stuck between his quickly evaporating conscience and the conservative base of the Liberal Party. Too clever by half, he thought sticking with the proposed same sex marriage plebiscite (an official poll of all citizens on the question of same sex marriage) would enable him to successfully walk the […]

Which party you (shouldn’t) vote for

With the imminent national election, so too come the same old tropes, platitudes and inanities around the mainstream political parties. What has become immediately obvious to me is that “they’re all the same” no longer qualifies as political commentary. This instead constitutes an abstention from knowing what is happening in government. It represents neglecting your […]

This Time I’m Voting Labor – Proudly

I’m the kind of person who takes voting very seriously. Who you vote for is an expression of who you are and what you think is the right thing to do. I’ve thought about this a lot over the course of my adult life. I decided to be a Labor voter, as opposed to a […]

Trump can win

I realised today that Donald Trump can win. Not the nomination – that’s surely in the bag. The general election. That reality must be made clear. Do not underestimate him. Begin to emotionally prepare yourself. The time for jokes is over, the time for serious analysis is here. I realised this when reading Trump’s victory […]

Turnbull’s treating us like fools

When Malcolm Turnbull ascended to the Prime Ministership I warned that he would be worse than Tony Abbott. I never intended this to be hyperbole, I was speaking literally and today I feel sadly vindicated. After over six months of disappointment and appeasing the socially conservative wing of the Liberals, Turnbull has shown his true […]