Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting “can do capitalism” when Australia needs policies that treat all equally, argues Stuart Rees.
Wherever the forces of destruction attempt to cut down trees, pollute our air and water, and rip away the earth for minerals, women have been leading the resistance, writes Jess Spear.
Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.
In Less is More, Jason Hickel has written a readable book that seeks to promote hope rather than doom in the era of the Anthropocene or, more appropriately, the Capitolocene, writes Hans Baer.
There was a sense of relief as former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire was forced to quit, but why is it that racists, or apologists for racism, often escape the consequences, asks Jacob Andrewartha.
When Indian cricketers reported racist abuse during the recent Sydney test match, Australia’s ugly racism hit the headlines again. Sue Bull argues the media has an interest in muddying the connection between capitalism and racism.
Many Australians watched the shit-show of the recent United States elections and questioned the level of democracy in that country. Alex Bainbridge asks if there's much of a difference here.
In arriving at a synthesis between ecosocialism and ecoanarchism, Ted Trainer argues that the kind of socialism he supports avoids domination, hierarchy, authoritarianism, centralisation and top-down power.
Mary Merkenich writes that the long-standing sexist practice of covering up bad behaviour enables it to continue.
It is with respect to means, or transition strategy, that ecosocialism and ecoanarchism differ most, writes Ted Trainer.
Ecosocialists and ecoanarchists need to come up with strategies to transcend the problems and avert catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, argues Hans Baer.
The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle.
We've being advised by governments and health experts to engage in social distancing during the pandemic. But, as Hans Baer points out, this advice is not being followed by airline industry bosses, nor are they being penalised.
John Bellamy Foster argues that understanding how the transmission of viruses between species occurs is crucial to grasping the full dimensions of the overall metabolic crisis affecting humanity.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and other Labor leaders are feigning surprise at the revelations coming from the sting on right-wing power broker and sacked state minister Adem Somyurek. But this cynical internal process is not new for Labor, or the Liberals for that matter, says Sue Bolton.
French economist Thomas Piketty became something of a global phenomenon when Capital in the Twenty-First Century topped The New York Times’ Best Seller list in 2014. He has now produced a follow-up work, Capital and Ideology, writes Neville Spencer.