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Inflation Explodes

This article first appeared in The Anvil, Vol 11 No 5, published 31 October 2022. The trend of government departments and capitalists to severely underestimate inflation in Australia continued with the announcement on October 26 that inflation had risen to … Continue reading

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URJ Open Letter to Victorian Socialists re “March for the Babies”

The MACG publishes this letter, as it relates to an event which we endorsed and publicised.  The reprehensible behaviour of the Victorian Socialists in abandoning the demonstration before the arrival of the anti-abortionists has provided a timely demonstration of how … Continue reading

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Counter-rally Against the March for the Babies 8 October

The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group has endorsed this call-out. We urge all members of the working class to defend abortion rights. Note that we have made no decision in relation to the list of demands that URJ sets out. United … Continue reading

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THE QUEEN IS DEAD

The Queen of England (as well as of Australia, Canada and numerous other former British colonies) has died.  Mass media have suspended normal programming to talk about nothing else and their actions can best be described as competitive hagiography, not … Continue reading

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THE BURNING ISSUE

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 11 No 4, published 31 August 2022. Each year, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increases. Polar ice melts to an unprecedented degree. The Great Barrier Reef suffers worse and … Continue reading

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BORDERS ARE VIOLENCE

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 11 No 3, published 30 June 2022. Everywhere, people are negotiating hostile state borders. Most of these people are poor workers, searching for safety and a better life. They have suffered economic … Continue reading

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ROE V. WADE: AN ATTACK ON REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY IN THE U.S.

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 11 No 3, published 30 June 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade (the decision that recognised the criminalisation of abortion as unconstitutional), is not only a massive attack … Continue reading

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VOTING WON’T FIX THIS MESS

This article first appeared in The Anvil Vol 11 No 2, published 30 April 2022. On 21 May, voters in Australia will choose which government will oversee exploitation and oppression of the working class by the capitalists for the next … Continue reading

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May Day 2022

May Day 1886 On 1 May, 1886, Anarchist-led unions in Chicago in the US struck for the eight hour day.  A worker was shot dead by a cop, so a protest was called for 4 May.  After an unidentified person … Continue reading

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Anzac Day 2022

Gallipoli 1915 Winston Churchill wanted to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war. Plan A, a naval attack on the Dardanelles, failed.  Plan B was a land assault.    So, on 25 April, about 25,000 Australian and New Zealand … Continue reading

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