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    For workers self-management not state power!

    COVID has wreaked havoc across the working class in Australia and laid the realities of capitalism bare. While the capitalist class has gotten richer, the working class has been faced with unemployment, loss of income, evictions, and the effects of strict lockdowns on their mental health. There has been an ongoing debate recently within the radical left about how radicals should view and respond to questions on lockdowns, vaccinations, and the rising anti-lockdown movement. This article is a small contribution to that discussion by one of our members seeking to provide an anarchist perspective.

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    Stop the Religious Discrimination Bill

    The Consequences of Justifying Bigotry By Sei Ahnne and Heart Yakira The LNP government is due to submit its third draft of the religious discrimination bill later this year. This […]

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    The Perpetual Rental Crisis and the Birth of SEQUR

    By Iswed Tiggjan Two things of note have occurred since my article in April discussing the South East QLD rental crisis and the need for a tenant union to fight […]

  • Anarchists in Yangoon holding Black and Red Flags.

    Why Anarchists Don’t Support Aung San Suu Kyi

    The February military coup in Myanmar successfully ended the country’s experiment with liberal democracy, toppling the government of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), which won majorities in Myanmar’s 2015 elections. While the coup was carried out with surgical precision, the military (Tatmadaw) clearly underestimated the level of resistance that the country’s civilian population would put up, including the formation of militia groups and the forging of ties with the preexisting armed forces of Myanmar's insurgent ethnic groups. Having emerged from decades of military rule, Myanmar’s people are no stranger to the implications of unbridled dictatorship at the hands of strongmen such as General Min Aung Hlaing and the State Administration Council (SAC).

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    Book Review: Green Bans and Beyond

    By Oliver Green Bans and Beyond is an autobiography by legendary NSW Builders and Labourers Federation (BLF) branch secretary Jack Mundey. It covers the socially-conscious industrial actions of the union, […]

  • Anarchist Militants fighting at a blockade

    Book Review: Anarchism & The City by Chris Ealham

    By Red Said Fred When we think of the Spanish Civil War and the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajo (CNT), workers that fought for anarchism & anti-fascism, there are many heroic […]

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    The National Crisis of Aged Care In Australia

    Lost in the myriad of the news cycle of scandals, government mismanagement, blockbuster budgets, moral panic-driven misinformation campaigns and legislative battles, was the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The full report was released in March; the findings contained within made for embarrassing reading for all federal governments since the nineties, if one were to actually read them.

  • A photo of the gate to Deebing Creek's Embassy.

    Save Deebing Creek!

    For 230 years and counting, First Nations people have spilt blood, sweat and tears, defending their country from British imperialism and its modern expression through the Australian state. In the 21st century, despite the victories that First Nations people have won over two centuries of struggle, the entire continent remains in the hands of a settler-colonial state that refuses to concede an inch of ground to the First Nations, who were here continuously for 60,000 years before European sailors arrived upon “Terra Australis”.

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    Capitalism Creates War – Only the Workers Can End Them

    Iswed Tiggjan It is at times easy to forget in Australia the realities of war. – death, destruction, and pain on an unimaginable scale – but for many, the destruction […]

  • Fighting Poverty From Below: An Interview with the Anti-Poverty Network QLD

    Fighting Poverty From Below: An Interview with the Anti-Poverty Network QLD

    Sei Ahnne – Anti-Poverty Network QLD at their JobActive Speak-out During the anti-poverty 2021 Week of Action Anti-Poverty Network QLD is a militant grassroots organisation of people in poverty for […]