• | Everyone is Hitler when it suitsjust not Western leaders | MR Online

    Everyone is Hitler, when it suits—just not Western leaders

    A few signs depicting Benjamin Netanyahu as Adolf Hitler were postered in Sydney over the weekend. The police reportedly are investigating and urging people to contact Crime Stoppers if they have any “information in relation to the incident”.

  • | Food | MR Online

    How capitalism killed nutrition

    Review of ‘Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?’ By Chris van Tulleken.

  • | Sam Bankman Fried | MR Online

    Sam Bankman-Fried and the moral abyss of the market

    “There will probably never be anything I can do to make my lifetime impact net positive”, Sam Bankman-Fried wrote in his diary after the collapse of his cryptocurrency company FTX.

  • | Coral bleaching off Heron Island in Queensland in 2016 Credit The Ocean AgencyXL Catlin Seaview SurveyRichard Vevers | MR Online

    Everybody knows the reef is dying

    Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek last week welcomed a UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”. But what is “great news” to Plibersek is not great news for the reef. 

  • | The roots and reality of racism in France | MR Online

    The roots and reality of racism in France

    Liberté. Egalité. Fraternité. That was the slogan with which the French masses overthrew the hated monarchy in 1789.

  • | Another northern summer of climate catastrophe | MR Online

    Another northern summer of climate catastrophe

    Last year, an EU study estimated that more than 60,000 people across Europe died due to heat. This year is likely to be even worse.

  • | What is social class | MR Online

    What is social class?

    A recent Essential poll found that 79 percent of Australians believe social classes still exist in Australia. This is unsurprising, given the distribution of wealth. For example, the Australia Institute’s Inequality on Steroids report estimates that the top 10 percent of Australian income earners received 93 percent of the benefits from all economic growth in the decade from 2009 to 2019.

  • | They must think were stupid | MR Online

    They must think we’re stupid

    The fox is in charge of the chook house. Dracula is guarding the blood bank. And the CEO of one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world will preside over the big United Nations climate conference at the end of this year. 

  • | No justice no peace in France | MR Online

    No justice, no peace in France

    “Tout le monde deteste la police!”—Everyone hates the police—was chanted at demonstrations and riots across France last week.

  • | Socialism and the city | MR Online

    Socialism and the city

    In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx highlighted that “constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones”.

  • | Capitalism IS the Crisis May 25 2013 March from Union Square to Washington Square New York NY | MR Online

    The magic of capitalism

    Spend less, work longer or get another job, move in with your parents or get a flatmate. But whatever you do, don’t push for a pay rise to compensate for inflation.

  • | Trump charges why unprecedented | MR Online

    Trump charges: why ‘unprecedented’?

    “It is hard to overstate the gravity of the criminal indictment”, the New York Times editorial board wrote on 9 June, noting Trump’s “contempt for the rule of law”.

  • | Felton Davis Flickr licensed under creative commons httpscreativecommonsorglicensesby20 | MR Online

    Canada is burning. Capitalism stoked the flames

    Wildfires are tearing through the Canadian province of Alberta, the heart of Canada’s lucrative oil and gas industry.

  • | Donald Trump | MR Online

    A farcical U.S. election cycle begins—again

    A recent NBC News poll found that 70 percent of U.S. voters don’t want Joe Biden to recontest the presidency next year. Sixty percent feel likewise about Donald Trump.

  • | Border | MR Online

    The fight for migrant rights in the U.S.: an interview with Justin Akers Chacón

    Justin Akers Chacón, a socialist based in San Diego, California, campaigns for worker and migrant rights in the US-Mexico border region and is the author of The border crossed us: the case for opening the US-Mexico border. He caught up with Red Flag to discuss immigrant rights in the US under Democratic President Joe Biden.

  • | Trans rights are under attack | MR Online

    Trans rights are under attack

    There is a dangerous escalation of transphobia happening right now. The political right in the United States and the United Kingdom are rolling back civil rights for trans people specifically and LGBT people more broadly. This is being driven by an amalgamation of mainstream conservative parties, the far right, Christian fundamentalists and right-wing shock jocks and tabloids.

  • | Rachel Corrie | MR Online

    Remembering Rachel Corrie twenty years on

    Rachel Corrie, an American Palestine-solidarity activist, was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer twenty years ago this month. She was murdered by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) while attempting to defend a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah, a city in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • | Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 1822 | MR Online

    Shelley’s revolutionary poetry

    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets—and arguably the greatest.

  • | B 52 | MR Online

    U.S. bombers in the NT increase the risk of war

    The Pentagon will deploy the B-52s to the Tindal air base near Katherine.

  • | Benito Mussolini marching into Rome | MR Online

    Lessons from the rise of Mussolini, 100 years on

    One hundred years ago, in October 1922, Benito Mussolini’s paramilitary blackshirts marched on the Italian capital to demand the dissolution of the government of Prime Minister Luigi Facta.