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The Australian Marxist Review welcomes articles from readers and contributions
to AMR Dialogue, including letters and brief articles raising new ideas or presenting
short commentaries on issues raised in the current journal or in previous AMRs


Editorial Notes

What use is philosophy, in particular, Marxist philosophy? It’s a common thought, especially among non-socialists, but also among socialists, particularly if the philosophy they’ve studied or have been taught, concentrated solely on expounding laws or rules, with no application, no focus on “making the philosophy live”.  more ...

Working class in Australia

by Laurie Kiek, Tony Kushelew
We wish to contribute to the discussion that has been going on, in the Congress Discussion Journal and the AMR, as to who constitute the working class, who are workers. This is no mere academic question.  more ...

Dolores Ibarruri, La Pasionaria – a magnificent communist

by Denis Doherty
July last year marked the 70th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, which started on July 18th 1936. At the centre of the struggle of the Spanish people, to defend Republican Spain stands the magnificent communist Dolores Ibarruri or La Pasionaria as she was known. There is little doubt she became the symbol of that historical and heroic struggle against the fascists led by General Franco.  more ...

Socialism and human development today

by Peter Symon
In his book The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State Frederick Engels presents a brilliant summary of the development of human society up to the present time.  more ...

Global warming, nuclear power – DOUBLE TROUBLE

by Peter Mac
As a twelve year old I visited a new engineering exhibition which included a model of a nuclear power station. That model promised a future in which electrical energy would be produced without atmospheric pollution, at a minute cost, and safely.  more ...

What future for youth?

by Kylie Salisbury
We all know and hate them — the spoilt toddlers screaming endlessly in the supermarket; the teenagers skylarking around in public places, shrieking American slang and obscenities at each other; the pre-teen boys oblivious to the world around them, eyes glassy, riveted to a gameboy or lost in their iPod world; the young schoolgirls unconsciously mimicking prostitutes, their clothing and mannerisms. We all, at some time or another, have looked at them and thought, “What is the world coming to?  ”  more ...

Editorial Board Members:

Eddie Clynes (Editor), John Bailey, Rob Gowland, Hannah Middleton, Peter Symon.

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