By Richard Walsham
We must never forget that the Coalition represents the class interests of the wealthy minority. They are very clever at hiding this reality and painting Labor as something other than what it should be – the party of the many, not the few. To counter this, Labor needs to win the ideological debate which means making our ideas seem like commonsense.
Richard Is The Senior Vice President of Grayndler FECRead more
By Charlotte Brady and Georgina Goddard
Crises do not equalize. COVID19 has fundamentally changed day-to-day living for the vast majority of us, but the burdens of this health crisis have not been carried equally. As other Unprecedented Times articles have addressed, this pandemic has served to augment existing inequalities, endemic to the capitalist system within which we live.Read more
In late 2019 the Extinction Rebellion started organising in Western Syndey as part of their Spring Rebellion. Angelica Kross reflects on her experiences as an activist within that movement and the unique challenges presented by Sydney's west.Read more
NSW Labor must prioritise rank-and-file participation in the wake of COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the limitations of the Labor Party’s organising habits and traditions. At precisely the moment we need to be growing and mobilising our movement the structures and rules of our Party are isolating rank-and-file members. To address both the immediate crisis and the long term decline of Labor’s primary vote we need to reimagine the way we organise. The decline of socially democratic parties across the globe is a timely reminder of the challenges facing our movement, and why we should be attentive to social connection and place based communities in the everyday practices of party organising.Read more
Kristina Keneally's call to reduce migration is a blatant dog whistle that plays on the fallacious idea that migrants 'steal' Australian jobs. Instead we should be talking about how we can extend and strengthen workers rights to everyone who works in Australia.
By Shannen PotterRead more