[Marxism] Green Left — 25 years old and still useful to McCarthyites everywhere

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 18:33:12 MST 2016

*Green Left Weekly* is marking its 25th anniversary this week, which is a
truly remarkable achievement for an independent paper without corporate
funding — and one that could not be achieved without a lot of hard work
over many years by more people than could be named.

But if we really had to name *one* key suppporter, it would be hard to go
past *The Australian*'s Gerard Henderson
as one of the most dedicated promoters of *Green Left*'s good work.

It is hard to overstate the value of Henderson and others at Rupert
Murdoch's *The Australian* in repeatedly referencing *Green Left* as the
key example of everything they despise. Its stock insult to anyone leaning
slightly to the left of Murdoch — that they “sound like *Green Left Weekly*”
— has been a never ceasing source of inspiration.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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