Jordan AK

text says no climate justice on occupied land

As international solidarity with Palestinian people predicated on human rights continues to develop, it is intersecting with growing outrage over the environmental cost of war, writes Jordan AK.

Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton believes councils can and should play a role in defending and extending public housing. Jordan AK reports.

“Peter Khalil you can’t hide; you’re supporting genocide,” was the main chant from residents as a stream of horns and cheers from motorists erupted outside his Coburg office. Jordan AK reports.

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.

Gunditjmara ocean defenders organised against proposed gas exploration and seismic blasting of more than 55,000 square kilometers of the Otway Basin. Jordan AK reports.

A snap action drew more than 30 people to Gowrie Station to push for the duplication of the Upfield Line which becomes a single track north of Fawkner. Jordan AK reports.

A stop-work meeting by more than 250 National Tertiary Education Union members at RMIT decided to continue industrial action. Jordan AK reports.

Activists joined members of the Indian Diaspora outside Victorian Parliament to show solidarity with the indigenous Kuki-Zo minority, who are being targeted by Hindu extremist organisations in Manipur. Jordan AK reports.

Koala puppetry at Naarm/Melbourne Rally for the Forests, August 12

The Rally for Forests in Naarm/Melbourne used puppetry to get its message across. Jordan AK reports.

A public forum on the housing crisis was told that while non-market solutions are ignored by governments the housing crisis will intensify. Jordan AK reports.

The Hiroshima Day rally, organised by the No AUKUS Coalition Victoria, heard a variety of speakers condemn the AUKUS nuclear deal. Jordan AK reports.

Margaret Kelly, the last resident at the Barak Beacon public housing estate, told a vigil outside Victorian Parliament that an order had been given for her eviction. Jordan AK reports.