Australia

A protest called by Gamilaraay Next Generation outside the officers of the Hunter Gas Pipeline company gave notive that the First Nations' owners would not back down, reports Pip Hinman.

The forced amalgamation of Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Councils into the Inner West Council has been an expensive failure, and impending big rate rises for many residents prove this, writes Pip Hinman.

As the debate over the efficacy and availability of various privately marketed anti-COVID vaccines intensifies here and internationally, the time to re-establish our own critical public medical institution is right now, argues Jim McIlroy.

The Indian community organised a rally to show support for farmers protesting against the Indian government's attempts to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

The Burmese community “splashed” the city’s Esplanade with red in protest at the coup in Burma/Myanmar, reports Jonathan Strauss.

Protests were organised in Melbourne and Sydney on February 6 to demand an end to the oppression of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka. Chris Slee reports.

Anti-tollway activists are disappointed that the Greens councillors seem to have accepted the North East Link is a fait accompli, writes Mary Merkenich.

Alex Bainbridge writes about Green Left's new video podcast — the Green Left Show — which aims to cover important topical issues and involve guests from the diversity of progressive opinion and campaign areas.

Pressure from the Biden administration’s pledges on swift climate change action seems to have pushed Scott Morrison to mention he indeed has a plan to reduce emissions, writes Pip Hinman.

Jim McIlroy and Laurie MacSween review a new documentary on Australia's frontline environmental activists.

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