Knijge Raspleta

June 19, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Slobodan Antonic, Milosevic: Jos Nije Gotovo, (Beograd, Vukotic Media, 2015). I have quite a few books, and I am fond of those that I had purchased and received as gifts in Belgrade and Sarajevo. I hope to review them. One is a book on the former President of Serbia and […]

ANTIFA: The UPF’s Comrade in Arms.

May 30, 2016 Mbeljac 1

Two events occurred over the last week that are worth contrasting. The first was the appearance of the leader of the far right nationalist group, United Patriots Front, Blair Cottrell, at a rally of dairy farmers on the steps of the Victorian parliament. The speech was widely lampooned, as it […]

Nuit debout, Everywhere, Every Workplace

April 12, 2016 Mbeljac 0

What is happening in France is a delight to witness. Occupy Wall Street, the Indignados of Spain, and now Nuit debout in France has recrystallised the opposition to neoliberal globalisation in the West after the movement’s post 9/11 dormancy. The crafting of a new world beyond corporate globalisation, beyond capitalism […]

Self and Emancipation

April 6, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating, in many ways the most significant architect of neoliberal Australia, not long ago told a gathering of school students, from Melbourne Grammar no less, that “In the last 30 or 40 years, the quest for self has become central and that quest is both unrewarding […]

Australia and the Permanent Revolution for the Rich

April 4, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Australia is heading toward an election because corporate Australia, by now dominated by multinational corporations, demands of the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, more free market economic reforms so that their coffers may be filled just that little bit more. Hitherto Turnbull has by and large dithered on reform, even though, […]