Year: 2020

Ventilators versus missiles – the case for socialist planning.

by Pietro Mascetti The resources of the world are limited. Whether they are natural, existing in the ground, the atmosphere, in the bodies of water or in life, they are finite and therefore their exploitation and use must be carefully planned and used in a sustainable and prioritised fashion. Planning is the idea that decisions […]

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NSW Teachers Federation Council buries motion on Assange – a symptom of bureaucratic decline.

by Pietro Mascetti The NSW Teachers Federation had its Council Meeting on March 14, 2020 in Sydney where it made pronouncements and recommendations on a number of issues that affect education in NSW and beyond. The motivation for this writer to attend was the passing of two motions in different NSWTF Associations. In February, two […]

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Motion moved in defence of Julian Assange at Illawarra Teachers Association Meeting in Wollongong, Australia

The movement of rank and file teachers in Australia organising defence of Julian Assange continued to grow when teacher Pietro Mascetti moved a motion at the Illawarra Teachers Association Meeting on February 24th. The meeting was held in Wollongong, in the region of Illawarra, which is a coastal region to the south of Sydney. The […]

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Workers for Assange: Uniting to fight for Assange’s freedom

The following call out for workers around the world to unite and join a “Workers for Assange” written by Davey Heller was published by Independent Australia on February 21st 2020. Independent Australia have published several articles of Davey’s on Julian Assange and are strong supporters of Assange and the struggle for democratic rights. Read the […]

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“Appeler les choses par leur nom” : Les “démagogues fascistes engagés” qui n’ont pas leur place dans une campagne pour défendre Julian Assange.

par Davey Heller. Il s’agit de la traduction en français d’un article du 20 octobre 2018. La montée du fascisme à l’échelle mondiale, constitue une menace mortelle pour la classe ouvrière internationale. La lutte contre cette menace est indissociable de la campagne plus large contre la tendance à la guerre mondiale et à la censure […]

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A very short guide to class

There is a lot of confusion about the basic concepts of socialism. This glossary is designed as a very basic “starter” to for those interested in understanding concepts of class. It is important to note that class in Marxist terms describes someone’s relationship to the “means of production” eg do they make their money from […]

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M.I.A. shows how it done – you can fight for Assange and reject Breitbart and fascism!

by Davey Heller, 20th January 2020 The fight to defend Assange is inseparable from the fight against fascism, war & dictatorship; therefore forces such as Breitbart, Trump and the fascist section of the ruling class that back them must be treated as hostile political entities. The campaign to defend Assange must be truly progressive and […]

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The war economy

by Pietro Mascetti, 11th January 2020 The American economy is a war economy. The Department of Defense (a misnomer since it is constantly on the offence) spending, is responsible for 3.5% of American Gross Domestic Product (national income). This figure is further emphasised since American GDP is the largest in the world and in fact, […]

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