100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

The Socialist Equality Party in Australia and Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand will hold a series of public meetings in November and December to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. The meetings are part of the world-wide commemorations of the historic events of 100 years ago by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the world Trotskyist movement and publisher of the World Socialist Web Site.

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Australia high court ruling imposes greater restrictions on industrial action
16 December 2017
The court decision is another means for banning industrial action and imposing heavy fines and penalties on workers seeking to defend their wages and conditions.
Construction worker killed in horrific incident at Australian gas project
15 December 2017
The tragic death at the INPEX gas project was not an aberration but the result of increasing company productivity demands ratified by the unions.
Beijing warns against Australia’s anti-China campaign
15 December 2017
The Chinese regime is fearful that the Australian government’s draconian “foreign interference” legislation could be used as a precedent by the US and its allies.
Australian Labor senator resigns amid anti-China witch-hunt
13 December 2017
Dastyari was denounced as a “double agent” for his dealings with Chinese businessmen in a McCarthyite campaign spearheaded by the establishment media and intelligence agencies.

Australian union imposes cost-cutting deal on Hunter Valley miners
13 December 2017
Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union agreements with Glencore in New South Wales will allow the international mining giant to further boost its profits.
Anti-China witch-hunt in Australia escalates
11 December 2017
The campaign is being driven by the Australian intelligence agencies—backed to the hilt by Washington—amid the growing danger of a US war against North Korea and China.
Australian workers, actors, filmmakers oppose the “trial by media” of Geoffrey Rush
11 December 2017
“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this kind of thing only happens to celebrities.”
Australian maritime union maintains picket at Victorian port
9 December 2017
The MUA’s real concern is to advance itself as an industrial police force for the company against the workers.