Liz Ross
Liz Ross

Liz Ross is a socialist activist and historian. She is the author of several books, most recently Stuff the Accord! Pay Up!, available from Red Flag Books.

Uncle Jack Charles: 1943-2022
Liz Ross

“Jack Charles is Up and Fighting” is the title of one of Uncle Jack Charles’ early shows for the Indigenous Theatre Group, Nindethana, and it sums up his life. An actor, musician, potter, activist, proud gay man, this Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung, Palawa and Yorta Yorta elder was, as actor and director Rachel Maza put it, “a shining, vibrant celebration of life”.

Our bodies, our lives!
Liz Ross

The chants rang out through cities and towns around the world as protesters defiantly challenged the US Supreme Court’s 1 July decision to end national access to abortion: “We won’t go back!” and “Our bodies! Our lives! Our right to decide!”

Roe vs. Wade overturned: a hammer blow against women’s rights
Fight the US Supreme Court
Liz Ross

Around the US, tens of thousands have hit the streets slamming the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established abortion as a right. In Manhattan, a large crowd of young, multiracial activists marched, chanting “Fuck the Supreme Court!”

‘Flames cast against the darkness’: The radical poetry of Thomas McGrath
The poetry of Thomas McGrath
Liz Ross

Crises tumble around our world, challenging certainties, destabilising regimes and shaking-up people’s understanding of society. Out of the disruption comes political analysis and organising, a battle between left and right—liberation or barbarism. Alongside the organisers and agitators are the writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers and artists whose work documents our world of change, forging iconic images that provide fuel for the struggle.  

The push for a nuclear Australia
Liz Ross

The Australian ruling class has long enthused about a nuclear-fuelled future. And as most of the rest of the world powers reduce their commitment to nuclear energy—Germany plans to shut down all of its nuclear plants by 2022, and only 16 percent of countries today have operational nuclear reactors—the Australian government wants to power up. 

CFMMEU demerger would set a dangerous precedent
Liz Ross

When the Liberals start expressing concern for “decent, hard-working” unionists or workers, you know they’re lying. The only thing they’re ever concerned about is making sure workers are worse off. While this is obvious in the case of the new industrial relations omnibus bill, why would socialists see dangers in another bill that gives workers more rights in union amalgamations and demergers?

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