Chloe DS

Socialist Alliance delegates discussed global and domestic political developments and decided on directions and campaign priorities at its 17th national conference. Chloe DS reports.

Tim Gooden and Nataliya Levytska

Nataliya Levytska, deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine, discusses the situation of Ukrainian trade unions.

The connection between the manufactured debt crisis in the global South, the collapse of public health systems and the continuing disastrous financing and use of fossil fuels were discussed  at Ecosocialim 2022. Chloe DS reports.

 

Socialist Alliance’s “deep reach” in the north west of Melbourne was reflected at the launch of its election campaign. Chloe DS reports.

A coalition of environment groups warn against the Victorian Parliament bringing in new anti-protest laws which would even stop Traditional Owners from protecting Country. Chloe DS reports.

Protesters gathered around the country, in response to a call out from Yuendumu Elders, to demand police be prohibited from taking guns into remote First Nations communities and justice for Kumanjayi Walker. Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS report.

The Kurdish community and their supporters joined a global day of action against Turkey’s war on the Kurds. Chloe DS reports.

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Thornbury Theatre to say “no” to Hindutva hatred and to oppose fascist Tejasvi Surya from speaking at a conference. Chloe DS reports.

Detainees on 501s continue to be forcibly flown from Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre to Christmas Island detention centre. Chloe DS reports.

Thousands marched in the annual Palm Sunday’s walk for justice for refugees in Melbourne. Supporters of refugee rights also took to the streets in Canberra and Newcastle. Chloe DS, Elizabeth Trenchos, Paul Oboohov and Steve O'Brien report.

The federal government’s cruelty towards refugees should be a critical issue in the federal election. Green Left asked Sue Bolton about the recent deal with New Zealand and the differences, if any, between the major parties on refugee policies.

The Hobart City Council has added to the pressure on the federal government to release refugees from indefinite detention in the Park Hotel prison in Melbourne. Chloe DS reports.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

While Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is in detention, refugee rights activists have taken the opportunity to protest the detention of refugees brought to Australia under the Medevac law in 2019. Chloe DS reports.

A detained Serbian tennis player at the Park Hotel has unwittingly helped shine a spotlight on the Morrison government's cruel policies towards refugees. Chloe DS reports.

A protest against Black deaths in custody in Sydney on December 7. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

Three more deaths in recent weeks have taken the number of First Nations people who have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to 485. Chloe DS reports.

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