'Our struggle for the oppressed majority continues' - Sam Watson, Socialist Alliance

Socialist Alliance candidate Sam Watson scored 1.9% of the vote in Brisbane Central but the real successes were what we achieved on the ground, raising issues that the other parties ignore - from Aboriginal stolen wages to Black deaths in custody to homelessness and the prioritisation of corporate handouts over public health.

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The Revolutionary Press: from the Neue Rheinische Zeitung to Green Left Weekly

By Dave Holmes

The following is the text of a talk presented to the DSP/Resistance educational conference on the 150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto, held in Sydney in January 1998.

As we know, the essential instrument of socialist politics is the revolutionary party. And the most essential weapon or tool of such a party is its newspaper. A history of left political parties — in the West at least — is also inescapably a history of the party press.