Perspective

RESPONSE TO JAMES COGAN’S DEFENCE OF #UNITY4J ON FACEBOOK

By Davey Heller , 26 February 2019 On September 22nd 2018, James Cogan, Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia,  responded in a Facebook post to my article published on classconsious.org: “The I.C.F.I must expose the petit-bourgeois and far-right forces who have co-opted the campaign for Julian Assange: An appeal to ICFI members and […]

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The ‘no politics’ trap – leaving the gate open for the far-right in #Unity4J.

by Davey Heller 19th February 2019 The last decade has seen the paradox of large-scale political movements marching under the banner of ‘no politics’. Millions of people have mobilised so that the ‘people’ can take power back from the ‘elites’. This has been driven by the increasing crisis of capitalism and the consequent rise in […]

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“Call things by their right names”: The “hired, fascist demagogues” who have no place in a campaign to defend Julian Assange.

The rise of fascism on a global scale, poses a mortal threat to the international working-class. The fight against this menace is inseparable from the broader campaign against the drive to world war and internet censorship. The crucible of this campaign is the defence of Julian Assange. This is why classconscious.org has taken a stand […]

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The I.C.F.I must expose the petit-bourgeois and far-right forces who have co-opted the campaign for Julian Assange: An appeal to ICFI members and supporters

“Assange and WikiLeaks are a sharp example of the broader campaign to censor and silence oppositional voices. The fight to defend him is inseparable from the struggle to alert and mobilise the international working-class against the ongoing attacks on fundamental democratic rights and against the danger of dictatorship and war.” – James Cogan 5 July 2018 […]

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Why was the comment section on the WSWS #Unity4J article removed?

On the 12th July, the World Socialist Website published an article by Oscar Grenfell, entitled Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil. The article covered the second #Unity4J vigil that occurred on July 7th-8th and is the sole article published by the ICFI on the organisation – #Unity4J. The article adopts an entirely uncritical […]

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Mike Head of the ICFI critiques the ‘No Politics’ of #Unity4J

On August 9th, during a live-streamed ‘Politics in the Pub‘ event in Sydney, entitled “The Gagging of Julian Assange”, a highly significant exchange occurred between Mike Head – a senior writer for the World Socialist Website (and senior member of the Socialist Equality Party Australia) and Suzie Dawson – journalist and leading spokesperson for #Unity4J […]

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The Dead End Of ‘Uniting’ With Fascists To Defend Julian Assange.

It is time for a few political truths. Donald Trump is a fascist, as are many of his key political backers and allies. His Government is whipping up hatred of immigrants to divide the U.S. working-class. This involves locking up thousands of immigrants including children in effective concentration camps where many experience sexual, physical and emotional […]

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The invisible empire : Why the United States is not seen as a “foreign” threat?

The mainstream press in Australia is replete with dramatic headlines warning of “foreign interference” in our political system and “foreign” powers in our region. These reports almost invariably refer to China. However, in Orwellian fashion the United States, the reckless military power destabilizing the Asia Pacific and constantly interfering in Australian Federal politics is rendered […]

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As the threat of World War 3 grows– where is the Australian anti-war movement?

In 2003, I marched with hundreds of thousands of Australians and millions around the world to stand against the invasion of Iraq. That was a war based on WMD lies. Fast forward 15 years and we stand on the precipice of another war based on WMD lies. This time it is a war that risks open […]

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Release Julian Assange!

By Davey Heller, 7th April 2018 After providing Julian Assange protection since 2012 in their Embassy in London, the Government of Ecuador since March 29th has imposed a complete communication blockade and placed him in virtual solitary confinement. Julian is living under these appalling conditions despite being granted citizenship of Ecuador and despite the fact […]

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