The Iconoclast – AWL pamphlet for Jubilee “celebrations”
“Although Britain’s monarchy has not invoked its powers of royal veto and dismissal since 1975, when its representative in Australia dissolved a Labor Party government, the very existence of those powers — and of the monrachy itself — is an affront to democracy.
“The monarchy is a financial drain, a political cover for violent reaction, and a reservoir of immense wealth and power obtained soley through accidents of birth.
“Its abolition is not something to be put off until some revolutionary future, but a key democratic demand to be fought for now. We can start on Jubilee weekend.”
From the AWL pamphlet for the ’Queen”s Diamond Jubilee, making the case for socialist republicanism. Click here to download the PDF.