Simpson and his donkey: the radical truth

By Hamish Chitts

Anzac Day has long been less about remembrance of the people slaughtered in wars for Australia’s capitalist class and their foreign friends and more about creating a culture of blind nationalism and militarism. Particularly since the beginning of the “war on terror” in 2001, the deification of the digger, militarism and nationalism have been ramped up by the Howard, Rudd and Gillard governments.


ANZAC DAY – Glorifying war and empire

The annual orgy of nationalism and militarism known as ANZAC day has come around again and as usual is being used to justify our current imperialist military ventures and to whip up the patriotism of the young. Defence Minister John Faulkner gave a Dawn service speech from Afghanistan. Meanwhile over 300,000 people have joined a ANZAC day facebook page demonstrating how out of control the ANZAC “legend” has become in this country.