15th November 2017
The rise of Australia's ‘Dirtbag Left': the digital generation turns to socialism
A new online generation of Australians are taking up the mantle of socialism, fueled by memes, podcasts, and a need for change.
In August, I found myself in an extremely packed-out after party for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America Convention in Chicago. The beers and snacks were plentiful and free, the guys from the leftist comedy podcast Chapo Trap House were there, and the atmosphere was welcoming. The crowd was mostly under 30, warm, friendly and passionate about making change in a d