Australian Left Review

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Brian Aarons


A rising tide of workers' struggles, threats of a “rural revolution” against the cities, unions and Labor government, talk of formation of right-wing vigilante and paramilitary groups, an incessant campaign against wage rises, unions and the left in the capitalist media, and a disoriented Labor government. This is the situation in Australia, but not here alone. All over the capitalist world, the long post-war years of expansion, boom, and relative stability are over. The system has entered a new period of instability which will have its ups and downs, but will be long-term. Already the crisis is threatening to topple governments and is even upsetting the normal workings of bourgeois “democracy”.




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