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Trot Guide May 2020 Update

… and they’re off! For those of you coming in late, ‘Trot Guide’ is an overview of the current state-of-play on the Australian far-left. Thus it includes groupuscules that consider themselves Trotskyist (‘Trots’) as well as those who do not. … Continue reading

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The Far Left ~versus~ 2019 Australian federal election (April 2019 Trot Guide Update)

With the 2019 Australian federal election less than two weeks away, now seems like a good time to update Trot Guide (which I last updated seven months ago, in September 2018). The most exciting news is the emergence of a … Continue reading

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Trot Guide September 2018 Update

It’s been a while eh — over two years, in fact (see : #TrotGuide 2016, April 21, 2016). That said, while there’s been some interesting developments on The Far Left : Down Under Edition, for the most part things are … Continue reading

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(Return Of The Son Of) Lenin ~versus~ #ausvotes

While results have yet to be finalised, I thought I may as well take note of how Socialists and communists fared at the federal election … As one of 20 Ungrouped candidates in the NSW race for a Senate seat, … Continue reading

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Lenin ~versus~ #ausvotes

Zap! Ka-pow! A brief guide to the parties on the left contesting the federal 2016 election: Communist League In NSW, Ron Poulsen (one of dozens of Ungrouped Independents) is once again having a crack at the Senate. Go Ron! Socialist … Continue reading

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#TrotGuide 2016

See also : Trot Guide September 2018 Update. Gosh and bother and tish and fiffle: it’s been just over four years since I last formally updated Trot Guide (April 10, 2012). At that stage I counted a mere fifteen political … Continue reading

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#TrotGuide : Socialist Party (CWI) resignations

Update (February 25, 2016) : The SP has issued a statement in response to the below : Statement from Socialist Party National Committee (February 24, 2016). Yesterday 14 Socialist Party members, including City of Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly, tendered their … Continue reading

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Trouble at Historical Materialism Conference Mill : Call for Solidarity

As leftist trainspotters and ‘revolutionary socialists’ generally would be aware, the Socialist Workers Party‘s poor handling of a rape allegation has had serious ramifications for the party’s public standing: this has included its relations with aligned parties elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Why I’m NOT joining Socialist Alternative [Foreword]

An innocuous building for so monumental a task! behind iron gates & anonymous windows technicians in white smocks toil like busy little bees investigating in electromicroscopic detail the vinegrated cerebrums of late soviet luminaries to determine what made their heads … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the “scrupulously fair” SWP

The rape scandal which has engulfed the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in the UK appears to have left its local franchise Solidarity relatively untouched. Back in February, the party released the following statement in solidarity with the SWP. It describes … Continue reading

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