Chris Slee

Disenfranchised book cover

Chris Slee reviews a recent book exploring the rise and fall of workers' power in China.

A case against the Department of Home Affairs and International Health and Medical Services over the death of an Iraqi refugee held in the Villawood detention centre has been adjourned. Chris Slee reports.

Xinjiang Year Zero

Chris Slee reviews a new collection of articles dealing with the oppression of the Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang province.

Sri Lankan health workers protest

A district court in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo ordered the government nurses union to suspend strike action on February 9 after more than three months of strikes, reports Chris Slee

Anand Gopal's No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes, published seven years before the Taliban took control of Kabul for a second time in 2021, helps explain their victory, writes Chris Slee. 

A Tamil Refugee Council online rally for 'black day' called on the Australian government to stop aiding the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal policies. Chris Slee reports.

The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) discussed the “God” powers of the immigration minister, so named because of their unlimited nature. Chris Slee reports.

A protest outside transnational corporation Ansell’s headquarters demanded it reinstate sacked union activists in Sri Lanka and negotiate with genuine unions in its supply chains. Chris Slee reports.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Despite ongoing repression, Tamils continue to fight for their rights, including over the seizure of Tamil land for military bases, reports Chris Slee.

Chris Slee reviews Red Roulette, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration in China.

More than 300 people took part in an online rally organised by the Tamil Refugee Council to demand protections for refugees and ensure they are not deported to danger. Chris Slee reports.

A Victorian coroner has found that a high-speed police pursuit resulting in the death of First Nations man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas in 2017 was unjustified. Chris Slee reports.

An online forum discussing the power of protest was organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria. Chris Slee reports.

A large zoom rally called for more Afghan refugees to be accepted and for permanent visas for refugees living here. Chris Slee reports.

Given the long-running United States' blockade on Venezuela, activists are raising money for a childcare centre there. Chris Slee reports.

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