Article: Stopping the boats is about smashing social solidarity by Max Lane

(This article was first published in RED FLAG newspaper on June 18, 2015.) It seems fairly certain now that Australian Customs and Navy personnel paid the captain and crew of an Indonesian ship carrying 65 asylum seekers, including children and a pregnant woman, to take the Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis and Burmese back to Indonesia. Sixty-five desperate […]

Article: The circus in late capitalist Australian politics. – by Max lane

In 1975, the then Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, urged people to vote for an Australia that would be ‘relaxed and comfortable” and where “sport would be back on the front page” of the newspapers.  The long post-war economic boom and pretty much zero unemployment (noting that participation still did not really count women) […]

Max Lane 2010 events – Updated February 4, 2010

This schedule will be updated regularly and can be accessed by clicking “Where Max is Speaking” just under the banner of this blog, on the far right. FEBRUARY Indonesia in 2010: what kind of neighbourhood? 18 Feb, 6.30pm  GLEEBOOKS, Glebe Point Rd., Glebe ALL WELCOME at above time and place. You can help by RSVPing […]