A survey of fascism in Australia
It’s 1919. Germany is in chaos after four years of war that ended in a humiliating defeat and surrender.
Mental health crisis
Suicide in Australia is the leading cause of death for people aged between fifteen and forty-four with one in five people being diagnosed with a...
Wages going backwards
Back in 2019, the then-federal finance minister Mathias Cormann admitted that low wage growth was part of the government’s economic architecture. Combined with their ideological...
Capitalism, racism, and slavery – how they are connected
In a modern society, it is hard to imagine that our ancestors ever supported or tolerated slavery.
Having a roof over your head and a safe living space is not a privilege as capitalists would have us believe. It is a basic...
Vale Jack Henry
Growing up and working on the railway in the sugar-growing town of Tully, I often heard mention by union delegates of Jack Henry. He was...
The legacy of asbestos mining at Wittenoom
“If the sugar refining company won’t come to my rescue/Who’s going to save me?” So goes the song Blue Sky Mine by Australian band Midnight...
Vale Fred Paterson
Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.