Review: “Removing the Stalin Stain – Marxism and the working class in the 21st Century”

by Davey Heller, 25th September 2021 William Briggs has set himself an ambitious task with his book “Removing the Stalin Stain – Marxism and the working class in the 21st Century”. It is an attempt to explain why socialism has not yet overthrown capitalism, despite it lurching from crisis to crisis including World War, ecocide, […]

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The Myth of “Dan the Man” – Victorian Labor is now every bit as dangerous as the NSW Liberals

by Davey Heller, 16th September 2021 Many Victorians were shocked at the start of September when the Labor State Premier, Dan Andrews, almost overnight dropped the fight to return to Covid Zero. They had come to be reassured that Andrews would be different to the Liberals north of the Murray in Sydney, after all this […]

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A rough guide to capitalism’s crises

by Robert Montgomery 8th September 2021 When I first began studying Marx it seemed self-evident that capitalism suffered from periodic crises of overproduction. Factories choked on back stocks, cars without buyers piled up in lots, workers were laid off, and whole businesses went bust. the slump continued until the glut of goods was sold off […]

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How one US labor council fought back against both the fascists and the bureaucrats trying to crush them.

Sometimes a seemingly arcane struggle can in reality represent an epic battle of class forces. This is the case in the struggle between the Vermont State Labor Council and the President of the National AFL-CIO Richard Trumka. Hiding behind the use of bureaucratic clauses, Trumka tried and failed to punish the only state labor council […]

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Solidarity with Cuban Marxist historian Frank Garcia Hernadez

classconscious.org joins the calls of other Marxists and leftists from around the world for the release Marxist historian Frank Garcia Hernadez. After participating in a protest in Havana, Hernadez was arrested along with a number of other socialist comrades. Hernadez, made links with many international Marxists when he organised the first International Academic Conference on […]

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#Blocktheboats – ZIM’s ships and how Australian workers can stand in solidarity with Palestine

by Davey Heller, 20th June 2021 When Israel unleashed its latest murderous  rampage on the Palestinian people trapped within the confines of the Gaza strip in May, a combatant entered the field that shook  both Israel and its Imperialist paymasters in Washington – the working class. A Palestinian General Strike supported by the Palestinian trade […]

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Panel held on the rise of fascism in the US, January 6th and the working class

by Davey Heller, 16th June On 10th June, the United Front Committee for a Labor Party (UFCLP) held an important online event on the “The rise of fascism in the US: January 6th and the working class”.  Whilst attendance was relatively small, the panel took on an important political significance in the context that much […]

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Open Letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in solidarity with the Vermont AFL-CIO

The letter below was signed and endorsed by organisations and individuals from around the world in solidarity with the Vermont AFL-CIO. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President: We defend the right of the Vermont AFL-CIO to have passed a motion authorising a General Strike if the 2020 election results had been overturned in a coup. This motion […]

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Sign open letter to Richard Trumka against the”misconduct” investigation into Vermont AFL-CIO. Defend labor’s right to fight against fascism and dictatorship

This is a call out to all anti-fascists to stand with the Vermont AFL-CIO which is under attack by national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. We call on them to endorse an open letter demanding that Trumka drop the politically motivated “misconduct” investigation into the Vermont AFL-CIO. The investigation is retaliation for a vote it took […]

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Australia’s top union body passes motion demanding freedom for Julian Assange

by Davey Heller, 11th May 2021 On March 10th/11th the Executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) passed a motion calling on the US Government to drop its appeal against the court’s decision to release Julian Assange, and calling for Julian’s immediate release from Belmarsh prison. The ACTU is Australia’s central body of […]

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