Australia

Fossil Free SA and Extinction Rebellion SA organised a week of climate action from January 24 to draw attention to the disastrous impact of gas on the climate and to call for the Tour Down Under to #BreakAwayFromGas, reports Kerry Smith.

Chris Slee reports on a new international solidarity campaign with sacked workers from the Ansell factory in Sri Lanka’s Biyagama Free Trade Zone.

 

Western Australia’s Tigrean community organised a second rally on January 22 against the Ethiopian government's war on the Tigray province. Alex Salmon reports.

The Sikh community in Western Australia is spearheading a solidarity campaign with Indian farmers protesting the BJP government’s anti-farmer laws, reports Alex Salmon.

Dancers

Susan Price reviews a new performance work that takes audiences through Parramatta Park, responding to the valuable cultural, social and historical biography of the area.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.

The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore prisons and given permanent protection.

The climate-denying federal government is putting Australia on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years, writes Sarah Hathway.

Film poster overlays photo of 2006 youth protest in Ramallah

Barry Healy reviews Mayor, a new documentary that shows the reality of life in Ramallah under Israeli ocupation.

Alexander Brown, Melanie Barnes and Nick Southall write about John Rainford's contributions to communist, labour and social movements.

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