Any call for a republic that is disconnected from addressing the very real social and ecological crises will not be enough, argues Sam Wainwright.
Hundreds rallied on Labor's so-called Day of Mourning, calling for the monarchy to be "abolished". Photos by Alex Bainbridge.
Leading Socialist Alliance member Peter Boyle joins the Green Left Show to discuss the manufactured outpouring of pro-monarchist propaganda, the push for a republic and what real democratic change would look like.
The Australian republican movement’s great mistake was to banish from discussion any reason beyond symbolism to be a republic. Aleks Wansbrough argues it effectively treated the royals as beyond reproach.
There is nothing better in these times than reading the words of James Connolly, the Irish republican, socialist and trade union leader, executed by the British firing squad on May 12, 1916, writes Sam Wainwright.
The release of the Palace letters between the governor general and the Queen have given renewed impetus for a republican movement, writes Jim McIlroy.