World War 1

By Jingo! WW1 Centenary 1914-2014

And the Band Played I Should Be So Lucky!
By Max Gross

While the Abbevillian Abbott government continues its "emergency Budget" onslaught upon the powerless, the disenfranchised and the unemployed, the flags are out, brass buffed and sphincters braced to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

In his speech on Monday (4 August) our pretentious, asinine prime minister declared the "sacrifice" of millions was "in a good cause".

Australian government plans to celebrate World War I

Reprinted from the World Socialist Website

By Oliver Campbell 14 January 2014

The Australian political establishment has outlined an unprecedented program of events, starting on August 4, 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the imperialist slaughter of World War I.