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The Socialist Alliance national conveners released this statement on January 9. * * * The Socialist Alliance condemns the massacre of journalists, cartoonists and others at and around the offices of the Paris-based publication Charlie Hebdo. However offensive anyone may have found some of the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo, this act of brutal violence is not justified.
The statement below was released by the Socialist Alliance on March 6. * * * The carbon price framework recently agreed to by the ALP and the Greens is a step in the wrong direction. This is not because, as the Coalition says, the economy — read the profits of big business — cannot afford to cut emissions. It’s because the framework will be counterproductive to real action on climate change. The highest prices now being discussed will simply stimulate a mass rollout of gas, extending Australia's commitment to fossil fuels at the expense of renewable energy.
The Socialist Alliance released the following statement in response to the developments in the anti-league tables campaign. *** The federal executive of the Australian Education Union (AEU) resolved on April 12 to impose a ban on implementing National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, after damaging league tables were published in newspapers, based on 2009 NAPLAN data. Socialist Alliance supports the principled stand against league tables taken by teachers.
Socialist Alliance has condemned the axing of contract positions at BlueScope Steel at Port Kembla that will see hundreds of workers out of work by Christmas.
“The surge in the vote for socialist candidates in the weekend Victorian local government elections shows that increasing numbers of working people are looking for candidates whom they trust to defend their interests as economic crisis looms”, Socialist Alliance Victorian State Convener Sue Bolton said on December 2.

Public forum
Capitalism & Violence against women: The New Resistance
Tuesday March 17th, 6.30pm (meal available from 6pm)
Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St , Melbourne CBD

Women around the world are leading new campaigns against misogynist violence and harassment and the promotion of sexism by conservative governments and right-wing populist forces. This forum will look at these inspiring movements and the central place of women’s liberation in the struggle against capitalism.

3pm Sat 38 March
Albion Peace Centre
102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (near Albion station, parking available)

An inclusive discussion about some of the issues facing and addressed by "Feminism for the 99%" including:

>>Stop violence against women
>>Reproductive justice
>>Gender recognition
>>Indigenous rights
>>Public housing
>>Climate justice
>>Equal Pay

Capitalism is sending humanity and the planet on a collision course towards ecocide.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting just how deadly agribusiness, deforestation and the unending pursuit of private profit really is.

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