The Platform Issue 2

Editorial

The recent Australian federal budget has once again highlighted the need for an effective Left to combat the Right’s ever-increasing push towards domination of Australian society. This push is no surprise given the natural tendencies…

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Slackbastard on Fortress Australia

Andy Fleming is a Melbourne based writer, anarchist and creator of the prominent antifascist blog Slackbastard. We sat down with Andy to talk about nationalism, borders and the political functions of mandatory detention. I want…




Border Violence as Settler Nativism

By Lia Incognita The following article is adapted from Lia Incognita’s speech for the Movement Beyond Borders public forum held on Wurundjeri land at the Victorian Trades Hall on Saturday 30 November 2013. The forum…


Attacks on Higher Education

By Mali The current Liberal government’s changes to higher education reflect a neoliberal agenda, in that they are attempting to change the entire way that higher education is thought of and organised in a ‘prosperous’…