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The 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.

in Victoria released the sttement below on September 25. *** Authorities have inundated the media with “leaks” to portray Numan Haider, shot dead outside a police station in Endeavour Hills on September 23, as a terrorist in the making.

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.

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.

It has also shown that governments can move fast when they need to: social safety nets have been put in place — albeit temporary ones — including those we were always told “we” could not afford.

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change conference, aims to get country pledges to rapidly reduce carbon and methane emissions in the next 10 years.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, committed countries to try to stop warming at 1.5C — but it didn’t commit them to take any specific action when it came to emissions Australia’s PM Scott Morrison has gone to Glasgow to see what he can do to water down the targets needed. He is only prepared to talk about 2050 targets, not targets for 2030.

Two days of workshops and panels, featuring local and international speakers. Topics include: Why ecosocialism: The global fight for a red-green future; Trade unions and the green transition we need; Behind the US/Australia campaign against China; Fighting the right, building an anti-capitalist left.

Wollongong, 1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks – the city’s main employer – working class / migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for fourteen years. Their battle against BHP, the country’s richest and most powerful company, took them from factory gate to the highest court in the land and changed the rules for women throughout Australia.

There will be a Queensland Socialist Alliance state conference on Saturday 26 June for members and supporters of Socialist Alliance.

There will be a Cairns meeting point and an online option as well. Contact Socialist Alliance for more details.

The conference will consider mounting a senate ticket for the next federal election.

Brisbane branch will hold a regular monthly branch meeting at 3pm on the same day in the Albion Peace Centre.

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.

From the colonisation and dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the 1901 White Australia Act then the torture of refugees in detention centres, racism has always been central to the Australian nation.

Has racism always existed? How is racial oppression linked to the Capitalist system of private profit?

Come along to this public forum hosted by Socialist Alliance to discuss how Capitalism creates racism and how we can build solidarity to fight back.

RSVP for limited in-person attendance @ Melbourne Resistance Centre.

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

May Day on May Day: Capitalism in Crisis
Annual Green Left May Day Dinner
Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street, Geelong
Tickets: $20 Unwaged, $30 Waged, $40 Solidarity

Due to COVID restrictions, tickets are limited to 55 so don't miss out!

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