A Response to the 'Consultaiton Draft Platform' of the ALP - Chapter 2 'A Strong Economy for all Australians'

05/11/2015 22:11:00 PM

Wasted Opportunity on Superannuation Concessions needs to be ‘Put Right’ at ALP National Conference in July!

04/26/2015 01:25:00 AM

Above: Where to for Labor in July?Wasted Opportunity on Superannuation Concessions needs to be 'Put Right' at ALP National Conference in July!

Treasury ‘White Paper on Tax’ seized upon by an Abbott Government Considering Regressive ‘Reforms’

03/30/2015 18:59:00 PM

The Abbott Government's 'White Paper' on Tax could see big changes to superannuation and the overall

Will Labor Stand Up against Small Government and Austerity? And Reflections on Greece, Anti-Semitism and more

03/02/2015 20:12:00 PM

Crumbling Pillars of Global Capitalist Political Economy - Reflections from Eric Aarons

02/22/2015 22:53:00 PM

Debate on Tax and Small Government Flares Yet Again

01/25/2015 02:40:00 AM

Recent Claims by Joe Hockey that Australians pay about

Andrew Bolt on ‘Charlie Hedbo’ and Free Speech: A Response

01/11/2015 01:58:00 AM

Andrews Labor Win in Victoria means Challenges and Opportunities for Change

11/30/2014 02:19:00 AM

A Compelling yet Neglected Book – The Sixth Extinction

11/15/2014 17:27:00 PM

The publisher of this blog (Tristan Ewins) is busy right now completing his PhD;

Kissinger’s ‘WORLD ORDER’

10/11/2014 18:25:00 PM

above: Henry Kissinger's new book is titled 'World Order'In this his latest article former Australian communist leader Eric Aarons dissects former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger's latest book, 'World Order'.

The Social State in Australia - An analysis by Eric Aarons

09/14/2014 20:09:00 PM

For an Equal and Democratic Australia - A Program for the ALP

08/13/2014 01:51:00 AM

What is 'Financialisation' and Where is it Taking us?

07/05/2014 19:04:00 PM

In this submission from former Communist Party of Australia leader, Eric Aarons, the financial sector is put under scrutiny for its amoral pursuit of profit - but at the cost of society at large.

Joe Hockey shows how “Class Warfare against the Vulnerable” is done

06/13/2014 04:09:00 AM

Budget Cuts spell Disaster for the Vulnerable

05/15/2014 02:03:00 AM


Abbott in a ‘Breach of Trust’ on the Budget

05/04/2014 03:26:00 AM

But is Shorten ‘backing Labor into a corner’ on future tax and social welfare reform?

Things to Think About as the Federal Budget Approaches

04/14/2014 21:22:00 PM


Instrument of Change, ‘Barometer’ of Class Struggle, or ‘Parliamentary Talking Shop’?

03/26/2014 21:02:00 PM

Reflections on Marxism, totalitarianism, education, Left history and more

02/17/2014 17:20:00 PM

It’s Tıme for Social-Democracy to Exit the Twentieth Century

01/31/2014 16:54:00 PM

Reform of Public Health can Ensure a Much Fairer Deal for Low Income Australians

01/13/2014 17:28:00 PM

Abbott Government in Crisis as the End of Year approaches

12/19/2013 19:49:00 PM

Above: Jo Hockey's Ideological fiscal agenda will hurt workers, and the most vulnerable AustraliansTristan EwinsAs the year draws to an end the new Abbott Conservative government is in something of a crisis, perhaps ameliorated only by the ...

The Abbott Agenda: Is this what Australians voted for?

11/13/2013 23:49:00 PM


What is the 'Democratic Mixed Economy'?

10/30/2013 01:41:00 AM

above: newly published by Connor Court - 'Turning Left or Right'The essay that follows was an original draft of an essay on 'The Democratic Mixed Economy' - written for “Turning Left or Right – Values in Modern Politics”: a book edited ...

Responses to the ALP Leadership Election Result

10/13/2013 01:46:00 AM

above: The winner of the Opposition Leader election - Bill ShortenWith a 'mixed mandate' from the ALP's first experiment with a rank and file component in electing the parliamentary leader, Bill Shorten needs to move straight away to implement ...

ALP Leadership Update: Candidates Commit to Organisational Reform

10/06/2013 18:55:00 PM

Just to let readers know we have been made aware of statements by Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten – both claiming they will work to implement organisational reform if elected as Labor Leader.

What are the Strengths and Weaknesses of both the Candidates for the ALP leadership?

10/03/2013 21:32:00 PM

Candidate Questions for the ALP Leadership Contest

09/22/2013 20:05:00 PM

above: the contenders for the ALP Leadership

To Revive Labor's Fortunes we Need to put 'Small Government' Behind us

09/12/2013 05:21:00 AM

In the commentary that follows Tristan Ewins emphasises a disciplined united front; And a rethink on the ALP's effective policy of 'small government'.

Karl Marx - A Nineteenth Century Life - Review by Eric Aarons

08/17/2013 19:00:00 PM

above: A photograph of a young Karl MarxIn this article former National Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia Eric Aarons reviews a new book on the life and work of Karl Marx.

Rudd versus Abbott: Observations on a Lacklustre First Election Debate

08/12/2013 02:34:00 AM