Capitalism’s climate death drive

James Plested The earth revolves around the sun. That was the simple proposition that resulted in 17th century Italian scientist and astronomer Galileo falling foul of Catholic authorities, who banned his works and placed him under permanent house arrest. The idea espoused by Galileo and other scientist...CONTINUE READING

Trump declares of war on 11 million people

Danny Katch The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos on February 20 laying out measures to implement Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, issued under the misleading title “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” . In reality, Trump’s order is a clea...CONTINUE READING

We should support the Palestinians, not Israel

Kim Bullimore Arriving in Australia for a four-day diplomatic visit on Wednesday, 21 February, Benjamin Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit Australia. Netanyahu – who also held Israel’s prime ministership between 1996 and 1999 – is responsible for the ongoing illegal blockade...CONTINUE READING

The urgency of resistance

Corey Oakley There are moments in history where standing on the sidelines of the political struggle is not an option. This is one of them. The Trump presidency is transforming politics in the US and around the world. The first weeks of his rule have made it clear that this will be an administration wit...CONTINUE READING

The US working class vs. Donald Trump

Jerome Small Amid the waves of protest sweeping the United States, we get a glimpse of the incredible power that organised workers can bring to a mass movement. On 20 January, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, unionised dock workers shut down the massive port of Oakland, California, one of the bu...CONTINUE READING

Don’t blame the Russians for US democracy’s failures

Ben Hillier US democracy was undermined from within, not from without, long before Donald Trump’s election victory. But an alleged conspiracy by the Russian government to help him reach the White House continues to motivate hypocritical lamentations for the republic on the part of US media, congressio...CONTINUE READING

Trump’s immigrant raids go into overdrive

Barry Sheppard US president Donald Trump is turning the screws on immigrants across the country. In the week prior to 10 February, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested nearly 700 people in raids in at least 12 states: Arizona, California, New York, Georgia, North and South Carolina,...CONTINUE READING

‘America First’ will put workers last

Lance Selfa Perhaps it’s foolish to take anything Donald Trump says as an articulation of core principles or beliefs. But this passage from his inaugural address hit many like a bolt of lightning: “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America...CONTINUE READING

Trash the US alliance

Ben Hillier The Greens in the Senate in early February again attempted to force a debate on the Australia-US alliance. Party leader Richard Di Natale secured a suspension of standing orders to launch an attack on US president Donald Trump, describing him as “dangerous, unhinged … and hateful”. Followi...CONTINUE READING