Mick Armstrong
Mick Armstrong
The push to war with China
Mick Armstrong

The drums of war are beating faster. The media rhetoric increasingly emphasises the urgency of boosting Australia’s military strength, strengthening ties with the US and shoring up regional alliances in order to stand up to a rising China. 

Labor’s record on workers’ rights
Mick Armstrong

From its formation in the 1890s, the ALP has consistently sought to mediate the ongoing struggle between capitalists and workers. Labor leaders have striven to confine class conflict within limits that are compatible with the long-term stability and profitability of the capitalist system.

The far right was a big winner in the election
The far right wins big
Mick Armstrong

The media have focused overwhelmingly on the teals’, and to a lesser extent the Greens’, ability to harness popular disillusionment with the two major parties. Much less attention has been paid to the disturbing rise of support for a plethora of far-right parties and independents in this election.

Morrison’s got to go but Labor is pathetic
Boot Morrison but Labor is pathetic
Mick Armstrong

Neither the Liberals nor Labor have any solution to the key problem facing working-class families—the battle to make ends meet.

Morrison is appalling. So is Labor.
Mick Armstrong

If you had any lingering doubts, then the first leaders’ debate should have more than dispelled them. This is a Tweedledee and Tweedledum election.

Ukraine: What should Marxists say?
Mick Armstrong

Mick Armstrong responds to the argument made by British journalist Paul Mason that socialists should call for a 'popular front' with capitalist forces in the West against the threat of Russian and Chinese authoritarianism.

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