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14 Apr


An opportunity too easily missed: The Left & the post-Brown Greens



Cross-posted at the Left Flank blog at Overland Journal What does the change in leadership of the Australian Greens mean for Left politics? At one level it would be easy to write off the shift as largely irrelevant, proof that there is an essential continuity in the party’s drift into the mainstream. Given Christine Milne’s […]

13 Apr

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You are not who I thought you were: Race and ‘The Hunger Games’



This post was first published at Overland Journal earlier this week.  In high school my English teacher gave advanced reading to students who were keen, and the first novel was To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s book is a story of racism in the American South, as everyone knows, but it also included a salutary lesson […]

17 Mar

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Call for papers: Historical Materialism Australasia mini-conference 2012



Following on from last year’s successful Capital Against Capitalism conference, this year will see the first official Historical Materialism Australasia mini-conference, to be held in Sydney on Saturday 21 July. Below is the call for papers. The website for the conference can be found here. The website for the Historical Materialism journal and book series can be found here. Historical Materialism Australasia […]

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31 Dec

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12 months


Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for you thoughts and comments on Left Flank, in what was a year of revolutions and a return to politics from below in many corners of the world. Of course we’re not all politics here, just mostly, so here are other parts of our last 12 months […]

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