Topic archives: communism

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

May 22, 2018 1

The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?

How useful is it to be banging on about Karl Marx in the 21st century?

May 9, 2018 50

The world seems to be throwing him a hell of a 200th birthday celebration, but what's really behind the fervour of these think pieces?

The great, undervalued fight of socialist-feminist Zelda D’Aprano

March 6, 2018 18

The secret history of much Australian progress was that Communism and Trotskyism are at its centre. With Zelda, the two sides of the hyphen "socialist-feminist" were equally weighted.

Shorten is not the first Labor leader under whose bed the Liberals have found reds

August 25, 2017 11

Remember the infamous "Estonian lady" linking Gough Whitlam to the evils of communism?

Rundle: how radical gender theory hijacked Marxism — and why we need to get it back

June 3, 2016 44

As the conditions of material economic revolution have faded, social and cultural struggles have come to the fore. And that's the problem.

Vietnam’s new guard dances a tricky diplomatic waltz

February 1, 2016 16

There is some fresh blood in the Vietnamese government. What will this mean for relations with China (and Russia, and the US)?

Rundle: the coup d’etat that unmade Australia

Rundle: the coup d’etat that unmade Australia

November 11, 2015 43

The dismissal was where the Australia we know today was born and the hope of another one died.

Why are Indonesian police censoring a writers’ festival?

Why are Indonesian police censoring a writers’ festival?

October 27, 2015 2

Organisers of a Balinese literary event had to cancel certain program items after a fortnight of pressure from local government and police.

Notes from the transit lounge: the communism of Walt Disney and what’s wrong with the Swedes?

Notes from the transit lounge: the communism of Walt Disney and what’s wrong with the Swedes?

September 1, 2015 19

Crikey's writer-at-large flits about Europe and discovers our post-capitalist future.

Rundle: Class War and vodka cheesecake

Rundle: Class War and vodka cheesecake

May 6, 2015 3

Communist-anarchist-socialist troublemakers Class War heckled and jeered their way through a pantomime hustings in a Tory stronghold. Was anything truly at stake?

Rundle: how to defeat Reclaim Australia

Rundle: how to defeat Reclaim Australia

April 9, 2015 14

The anti-Muslim Reclaim Australia will not be stopped with counter-demonstrations or vile attacks. But there is something we can do.

Anti-cigarette measures up in smoke

January 9, 2014 4

Crikey readers talk cigarettes, alcohol, conscription and whether climate change or tectonic activity is to blame for the Solomon Islands' plight.

Guatemala’s skeletons re-surface with questions over a dirty war

Guatemala’s skeletons re-surface with questions over a dirty war

October 15, 2013 9

Prosecution and convictions in the wake of Guatemala's decades-long "dirty war" continue. They are raising questions about the Cold War that the Right will have to answer.

Crikey says: is the Great Wall of China crumbling?

November 15, 2012 1

Lawyers could be the big winners from the royal commission -- but some are so angry they'll work for free. How many Australians are really homeless? Bernard Keane on the damage to Gillard from the NSW ICAC probe. And inside a suburban detention centre in Adelaide.

Rundle: pen-pinching Klaus a prized Righter, not a freedom fighter

July 29, 2011 86

Poetic really, that the Czechs should present us with two examples of humanity, under the name Vaclav.

Rundle: Manning Clark and the Austen Tayshus comparison

May 3, 2011 2

In one of the most bizarre sallies in the ongoing, nasty kulturkampf against Manning Clark, Ross Fitzgerald joins his voice to those who saw the great historian as some sort of Soviet stooge.

Kevin Rudd is a Sinister Robot

Kevin Rudd is a Sinister Robot

May 7, 2010 13

Where is the Mao, the Lenin for climate change?

March 18, 2010 68

Climate change is not an easy thing to argue. Scientists can't boil it down, the rest take too much on trust. Where is the Communist Manifesto for saving the environment?

Will US tourists to Cuba do more than smoke cigars?

December 3, 2009

A bill is being proposed to let US citizens to travel to Cuba. But would American tourists help bring democracy and much needed tourist dollars to Cuban citizens or would it be just the Cuban government that benefits?

Former communist countries don’t like capitalism

November 5, 2009

Twenty years ago the Berlin Wall fell and communism in Eastern Europe crashed down with it. Except, capitalism and democracy are less popular now in Russia, Czech Republic and East Germany than they were in 1991. What, greed isn't good?