Old arguments justifying racism might be considered ridiculous today but new ones, including affectations about “our” democratic values, neatly slip into service to reinforce ingrained racist prejudices, writes Peter Boyle.
Debating rise of China
David Brophy argues Clive Hamilton’s stance on China has led him to make common cause with the hard right. What we need instead is solidarity with victims of repression in China and opposition to racism at home.
Clive Hamilton argues that those who interpret the China question, including the question of Chinese state interference in Australia, as a question of race are wrong.
Western imperialism is waging a cold war against China. Dave Holmes argues we must strongly oppose the US-led campaign — notwithstanding the repressive capitalist nature of the Chinese regime.
We need a clear-eyed understanding of the implications of current Chinese policies concerning Australia, argues Dave Bell.
The Socialist Alliance argues that Australia is the aggressors in the growing trade war with China.