Australia

Living The Dream with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Ep 2

The second Living The Dream episode on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This time we chat about how it has impacted those working in the sector and the shape and dynamics of care work. Hosted at The Word From Struggle Street

Living The Dream wth the Communist Party of Australia and Indigenous Struggles during the 1920s and 1930s.

CPA Banner circa 1982 courtesy National Museum of Australia

What's the relationship between labour struggles against capitalism and Indigenous struggles against colonialism? How has Marxist and communist theory traditionally tried to understand this relationship? This episode of Living the Dream from The Word With Struggle Street examines these questions by looking at the Communist Party of Australia in the 1920s and 30s and its relationship, or lack there of, with Indigenous struggles.

Living The Dream with The Maritime Defence Committee during the 1998 Wharf Dispute

It's been 20 years since the MUA dispute. What went on and what lessons are there for class struggle today.
This is the latest episode of Living The Dream hosted by The Word From Struggle Street

Skint 1.5 Smashed Avo

The smashed avo has become symbolic of a standard of living: the bundle of commodities that form the historically necessary level for the reproduction of a large swathe of the working class in the last 10 or 20 years, and which increasingly seems untenable in the future. Moralising about the spending choices of the young is thus part of a disciplinary manoeuvre aimed at increasing the acceptance for a lower standard of living: whether that lowering of standards of living happens through the apparently neutral processes of the capitalist mode of production, or from direct attacks from capitalists.

Living The Dream with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Latest Living The Dream podcast - this episode is on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Living The Dream is hosted at The Word From Struggle Street

Why I am a communist

Eleanor Robertson on the need for a communist, as opposed to liberal or reformist, approach to fighting oppression. This post first appeared on Medium.

Intersectional Identity and the Path to Progress

Eleanor Robertson looks at the debate over intersectionality and identity politics, and what these concepts can offer for a renewed version of class politics. This article originally appeared in Meanjin.

Get mad and get even

Eleanor Robertson critiques liberal forms of feminism, and offers some suggestions for what a class-struggle approach could look like. This article first appeared in Meanjin Quarterly.

Anti-Shorten: The ALP is still selling bullshit

A critique of the rehashed social democracy of the Australian Labor Party. Republished from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane

New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism

This is the first book to compile workers’ struggles on a global basis, examining the formation and expansion of radical unions in the Global South and Global North.