Author: Davey Heller

Davey Heller is a Trotskyist from Melbourne and long-time campaigner for Left-wing causes including anti-war, refugee rights, environmental protests and workers' struggles. He is a former secondary teacher who studied history at Monash University and currently works in the environmental field. You can follow him on Twitter at @socialist_davey

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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The deepening crisis of capitalism and the welcome rise in support for Julian Assange.

by Davey Heller 22nd December, 2019 The capitalist world is riven by increasing geopolitical tension as the ruling classes of each country compete for profits and resources amidst a continuing economic downturn. One man and one campaign seems to intersect with the heart of these class driven tensions—Julian Assange and the campaign to free him. […]

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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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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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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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