JAMES COGAN—On January 2, however, Morrison was brought face-to-face with the mass popular anger that is burgeoning over the inaction and indifference of his government and the entire political establishment towards the bushfire catastrophe. Working class residents in the fire-devastated town of Cobargo refused to shake his hand, shouted abuse and demanded that he leave. The encounter in Cobargo revealed the state of class relations in Australia. The fire crisis is triggering the type of shift in popular consciousness that has led to mass struggles and protests in country after country—from France and North Africa to Chile and India—demanding the removal of governments and an end to the relentless attacks on the social position of the working class. Trust in the official establishment is collapsing.
CULTURE & CRITICISM
- ABOMINATIONSBOURGEOIS VALUESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCRIMINAL RULING CLASSCULTURE & CRITICISMENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESSAVING THE PLANET
- ABOMINATIONSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACULTURE & CRITICISMCULTURE & HISTORY
ANDRE VLTCHEK—What is exported are primitive beats and computer-generated images, falsely described as films. It is that toxic food, sold in chain eateries. It is the plastic cartoon production of soulless movies for children, as well as theme parks which are destroying the imagination and ability to dream.
- CAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCULTURE & COMEDYCULTURE & CRITICISM
DIEGO S. DIEZ—Isn’t the non-death of many vapers worth a bit of smoke in SOME public areas? We allow people to drink alcohol, and surely that is more costly to the local and federal taxpayer?
- CAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCULTURE & CRITICISMECOANIMALENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESSAVING THE PLANET
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS—Consider the extinct and vanishing species of animals, insects, reptiles, birds. Why did we do this? For no other reason than a few rich people could be a bit richer. They didn’t need the money that erased animals, plants, forests, clean water, fish and marine life, birds, butterflies, bees and large numbers of insects.
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