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Protester holds sign reading 'We are the grand children of the ancestors you couldn't kill'

In a recent address, Professor Thalia Anthony discussed colonisation through a Marxist framework, including the ongoing impacts on First Nations people in Alice Springs. Niko Leka reports.

The Treasurer’s “values-based capitalism” looks like it will include cuts to public spending, greater private investment, cuts to services and greater upfront costs, argues Graham Matthews

Capital in the Anthropocene

Marxist economist Michael Roberts reviews Kohei Saito's forthcoming book.

Capitalism by Dave Riley

In his new self-published e-book, long-time Australian ecoanarchist Ted Trainer argues for a Simpler Way, where people shift from competition to cooperation, individualism to collectivism, and acquisitiveness to gaining life satisfaction from non-material pursuits. Hans A Baer reviews.

Latin American leaders use COP27 in Egypt to highlight the global capitalist system as the cause of the climate crisis and demand that rich countries take meaningful action, reports Ben Radford.

The connection between the manufactured debt crisis in the global South, the collapse of public health systems and the continuing disastrous financing and use of fossil fuels were discussed  at Ecosocialim 2022. Chloe DS reports.

 

Our seas are being ravaged by exploitation for corporate profit, creating a social, economic and ecological crisis that threatens the very life support system of the Earth, writes Guy Standing.

William Briggs argues the propaganda effort since the Queen's death shows how the state has the power to evoke a sense of unity between vastly different classes.

Capitalism is in crisis and new Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers has offered little by way of analysis and even less optimism, argues William Briggs

War and climate change are linked: one cannot be solved without solving the other, and neither can be resolved by capitalism. Because this is all too obvious, William Briggs argues a lot of time and effort is spent on obscuring the truth.

Anastasia Shevchuk, a Ukrainian-Australian gave this address to a Sydney Stop the War Coalition protest against Russia’s war on Ukraine on March 6.

Major multinational corporations such as Shell and BP have made much of cutting ties with Russia. The publicity value has been significant, but it has a hollow ring to it, argues William Briggs.

 

The mass media plays a big role in reinforcing prejudices and limiting capacity for independent thought, argues William Briggs. It is happy to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, as it should, but it downplays US and NATO's meddling and provocations.

PM Scott Morrison said Australia would achieve net zero by 2050 ‘the Australian way’. It is pure spin, argues Petrina Harley.

There was no altruism in the speed in which pharmaceutical companies developed successful vaccines. The very future of capitalism relied on science’s ability to keep the wheels turning, argues William Briggs.

Man begging

Asia’s billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S Arutchelvan.

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