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Adam Bandt: "We should be campaigning side by side with socialists"

8 September 2021

11:34 AM

8 September 2021

11:34 AM

Greens leader Adam Bandt last week gave an interview to American left magazine Jacobin (the name says all you need to know about its juvenile brand of cosplay politics).

In the way of introduction, it was said “the Australian Greens trace their origins to the progressive struggles of the 1970s, including the antiwar, antinuclear, and environmental movements”. Note how the environment came last?


Most of the interview was the same old mix of fantasy, bullshit, misrepresenation and delusion we hear from Bandt all the time — then came this par:

When I was involved in student politics, I was in an organization called Left Alliance, which was the national organization of socialist, feminist, and progressive students. I’ve always been of the view that, as we fight to tackle the climate crisis and the inequality crisis, we should be campaigning side by side with socialists. At the same time, there are a lot of people in the Greens who see themselves as socialists — and that’s fine, too.

Watermelon, anyone?

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