Jacob Andrewartha

The movement for Palestine in Australia is maintaining its pressure on Labor to abandon its support for Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza. Peter Boyle, Renfrey Clarke and Jacob Andrewartha report.

Waving the Palestinian flag

Hundreds of school students walked out of school a second time for Palestine. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Jacob Andrewartha argues that the more capitalist leaders try to normalise Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, the more the movement for Palestine will grow and we all need to help.

Yousef Alreemawi, a veteran Palestinian activist, told a public forum that solidarity with Palestinians is more important than ever. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

More than 100 people, including public housing tenants, rallied at the Collingwood Estate to oppose the demolition of 44 public housing towers. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Antony Loewenstein discusses his new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world.

public housing towers

The Victorian state Labor government's Housing Statement allows for residential developments valued at more than $50 million to be fast-tracked, proposes the demolition of all public housing towers for public-private development and sells off public land to developers, report Jacob Andrewartha and Jordan AK.

The campaign for accessible tram stops in the Merri-Bek area is growing, with the Rail Tram and Bus Union being the latest to throw its support behind the push for equity. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Striking workers

The National Tertiary Education Union at the University of Melbourne has begun a week of industrial action, after more than a year of failed negotiations. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Saroj Dutta commemoration

Members of the All India Students Association and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) — Liberation gathered in central Kolkata on August 5 to mark 52 years since one of the party's founders, Saroj Dutta, was murdered, report Isaac Nellist, Jacob Andrewartha and Chloe DS.

Socialist Alliance adds it voice to the growing international chorus demanding the immediate release of Russian socialist Boris Kagarlitsky and the dropping of the trumped-up charge of “justifying terrorism”. 

Merri-bek City Councillors Sue Bolton and Monica Harte organised a community protest against the $368 billion AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines. Jacob Andrewartha reports.