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Reviews & Reports

Indian workers participate in a rally on the first day of a two day strike in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.  Sporadic violence has broken out in India at the beginning of a two-day strike by labor unions protesting rising prices and government policies to open the economy. Millions of bank and factory workers stayed away from work and public transport was shut down Wednesday after India's major trade unions called the countrywide strike.  (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Book Review: Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century

This is a review of Imperialism in the twenty-first century: Globalisation, Super-Exploitation and Capitalism’s Final Crisis by John Smith John Smith’s work is an important contribution to understating modern capitalism and also updates Lenin’s analysis of imperialism for this era. Smith explains how capitalism’s “good health rests on the extreme […]

Australia & NZ

Once were radicals! An interview with the Left Renewal

Once were radicals! An interview with the Left Renewal

In the flux of rolling controversies during the past year, the future of the Greens as a party that stands for inclusivity – a party supposedly embroiled in the struggles of marginalised people and the environment – seemed increasingly precarious. Grassroots democracy within the Greens is under fire from the […]

Australia & NZ

The housing crisis is not inevitable

The housing crisis is not inevitable

The following article is written by Feargul McGovern of Unite, a Brisbane-based socialist organisation that has friendly relations with The Socialists in Melbourne. Feargul and the anti-poverty network SEQ were involved in a political occupation of an unoccupied home in September. The goal was to raise awareness about the central […]

Australia & NZ

The Failure of Compromise: An Analysis of the New Zealand Election

The Failure of Compromise: An Analysis of the New Zealand Election

Written by – Kate McIntyre (Socialist Voice New Zealand) When Jacinda Ardern became leader of the New Zealand Labour Party just months before the General Election, it was expected and overdue. After nine years of the National-led government being under contested by another neoliberal, centrist party led by middle aged […]

Global Politics

What is behind the nuclear standoff between the US and North Korea

What is behind the nuclear standoff between the US and North Korea

The North Korean standoff is the most dangerous crisis of the 21st century so far with millions facing annihilation if a nuclear war occurred. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blithely pledged that a clash between the US and North Korea would be a “casus belli” (a cause for war) for […]