Anthology: Assange’s Letters from Belmarsh

Julian Assange is imprisoned in isolation at the Belmarsh “Supermax” in the UK at the behest of the US. He faces extradition and being sentenced to 175 years in jail or execution for espionage. This is not a legal process but a political show trial which will serve to set a precedent to shut down […]

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To whom should we appeal? Class consciousness and the campaign to stop the climate crisis

By guest contributor Stephen James Kerr, 8th October 2019 The growth of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement requires socialist leadership if it is to avoid political shipwreck in the misdirection of millions of students and working people towards an alliance with the ruling class, the principle creators of the climate emergency.   Recent mass demonstrations […]

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Waste, war and capitalism

by guest contributor Pietro Mascetti, 6 October, 2019 Waste, while it has been a product going back to the earliest form of human civilisation, both the quantity and quality of waste today is directly the product of capitalist production and consequently, subject to the demands for profit by capitalist industries. Waste is defined as any […]

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List of active “Free Assange” Organising Committees

“Start a “Free Assange” organising committee in Moscow!”. These were the simple instructions from Julian to a supporter in Moscow. Couldn’t be much clearer, could it? Julian wants people to start “Free Assange” groups in their town or city to organise actions demanding he be freed. The strategy of people organising together in a group […]

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An “on the spot” report of the “Free Assange” rally held in Sydney on September 28th

Photo from https://twitter.com/people4assange My name is Pietro Mascetti and I participated in the Free Julian Assange event in Sydney, Australia on 28 September, 2019. This is my account of the day’s proceedings: Between fifty and a hundred people gathered in central Sydney today to support Julian Assange and demand his freedom from the British, American […]

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Melbourne Solidarity protest for GM workers

classconscious.org held a solidarity vigil outside the GM Headquarters in Port Melbourne Melbourne on Saturday 28th September. We came to show our solidarity for the 46,000 GM workers in the United States who have been striking since September 16th. This is now the longest strike in the US auto industry since 1976. Why does this […]

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First solidarity letter writing bee for Assange, Manning and Hammond held in Melbourne.

On Saturday 21st September, classconscious.org held its first Solidarity letter writing working bee, at the Belgrave Library, in Melbourne Australia. About seven people attended and letters were written and posted to Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond.  It was a simple yet effective way to demonstrate solidarity to these persecuted heroes. The act of […]

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Rebbeca’s story – My year and a half of living homeless.

This is Rebecca’s, a forty five year old socialist, account of her recent experience of homelessness in Australia. I’d like to say this was a family issue, as a single mum, my son also became homeless. My son was pretty lucky he had two places to stay throughout being homeless, one was with a friend’s […]

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“Pierce the Silence” – call out for Solidarity letter-writing working bees for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

“Knowing you are out there fighting for me keeps me alive in this profound isolation” – Letter sent from Julian Assange to a supporter from Belmarsh prison Julian Assange is currently being physically and psychologically tortured by the UK Government by being locked up 23 hours a day in the UK super-max Belmarsh Prison. As […]

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China: Capitalist, Socialist, or “Weird Beast”?

by Robert Montgomery, 7th September 2019. While there is growing interest in socialism today, there’s much confusion about its meaning. Among theoretically informed socialists there’s also confusion.  The word tends to be used impressionistically, a yardstick for classifying states where capitalism has been overturned.  Such states are said to be either socialist or capitalist, either […]

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