Reviews & Letters

Packed book launch in Melbourne

Packed book launch in Melbourne

November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On May 22 around 150 people packed out the Collingwood Gallery in Melbourne for the launch of the new book ‘Beating the big end of town’. Written by Socialist Party member Anthony Main the book outlines how a community campaign defeated the proposed East-West toll road. By Emma Linacre, Socialist […]

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Successful gig against racism

Successful gig against racism

July 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

The venue, Whole Lotta Love, in East Brunswick (Melbourne) was nearly full on Sunday June 7 for the #NoRoomForRacism campaign fundraiser. Attendees donated around $750 which will be used to promote, organise and stage the upcoming rally against racism on July 18. By Jorden Griggs, Socialist Party Entertainment for the […]

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A big crowd attended the launch of Beating the big end of town in Melbourne on May 22nd, 2015.

Book review: Beating the big end of town

June 2, 2015 at 9:36 am

Reviewed by Chris Dite The East-West toll road was going to be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australian history. Its defeat – and the Napthine government’s simultaneous fall from power – defined the 2014 state election and undoubtedly altered the course of Victoria’s future. But how did a […]

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Review: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state

Review: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state

April 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

Reviewed by Tony Saunois, CWI This powerful, gripping and incisive book was first published on 13 May 2014. Glenn Greenwald and, of course, his star whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, have done a tremendous service in revealing the unimaginable scale of surveillance and repression being perpetrated in the USA, Britain and other […]

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Lindsay David’s Australia: Boom to Bust

Lindsay David’s Australia: Boom to Bust

March 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Reviewed by Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party “Lindsay David published his book in April of this year, called Australia: Boom to Bust, yet no journalist or reporter in the domestic media will review it. The only coverage has been a solitary article in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Nonetheless, […]

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Book review: Eleanor Marx – A life

Book review: Eleanor Marx – A life

January 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

Clare Doyle reviews ‘Eleanor Marx – A life’ by Rachel Holmes Eleanor Marx was an extraordinary woman – youngest daughter of an extraordinary man, Karl Marx, and of Jenny, his lifelong partner through revolution and counter-revolution. Many socialists know of Eleanor’s tremendous role in the preparation and publication of Marx’s […]

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Melbourne bands support socialist campaign

Melbourne bands support socialist campaign

November 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

In late October the Workers Club in Fitzroy played host to a live music benefit gig in support of the Socialist Party’s state election campaign. Local acts The Primary, Hideous Towns, Ninetynine and Quang Dinh played on the night. By Corey Snoek, Socialist Party Socialist Party candidate for the seat […]

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Book review: Vogliamo Tutto

Book review: Vogliamo Tutto

September 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

The first English translation of the 1971 Italian novel Vogliamo Tutto (We Want Everything) has just been released. The author, Nanni Balestrini, was a participant in the student and worker movements in the late 60s and early 70s. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party He turned his discussions with workers involved […]

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Film review: The Punk Singer

Film review: The Punk Singer

August 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

The Punk Singer is a film about Kathleen Hannah, a musician and feminist best known for her bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. By Dean Roberts, Socialist Party Hannah shot to fame in early 1990s when she fronted Bikini Kill, a punk band that is widely recognised […]

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Film review: The Rover

Film review: The Rover

July 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Australian director David Michôd’s second film, The Rover, is a bold take on the brutal realities of capitalism. By Chris Dite, Socialist Party Set in a future Australia that has suffered a devastating economic collapse, the film follows a man – previously a farmer – as he tries to get […]

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