Workers at the Downer Group’s East Preston tram workshop walked off the job after being offered a 2.5% wage rise. Sue Bolton reports.
An estimated 5000 people took part in the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee march, reports Sue Bolton.
The federal election result shows that through grassroots community activism and outreach, socialist and progressive ideas can win popular support. Alex Salmon and Sue Bolton report.
Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills and a Moreland City Councillor, argues that Labor's "small target" election strategy risks helping the right make more gains.
The federal government’s cruelty towards refugees should be a critical issue in the federal election. Green Left asked Sue Bolton about the recent deal with New Zealand and the differences, if any, between the major parties on refugee policies.
Wage growth for workers is at an all-time low while the cost of living for ordinary people is steadily rising. Sue Bolton argues only way to lift wages is if unions go on the offensive and build confidence among workers to take industrial action — legal or illegal.
Lifelong activist Harry van Moorst will be remembered for his generosity in helping working-class communities fight bureaucrats, politicians and companies, writes Sue Bolton.
Gooniyandi woman Vivian Podesser Malo was a courageous fighter for justice, writes Sue Bolton.
Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player's behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister's decision to kick him out of the country should be cause for concern.
The reason Scott Morrison stopped Novak Djokovic's entry visa to play in the Australian Open championships is because he needs a distraction from the ongoing disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Sue Bolton.
Not everyone at the “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests are and so are the organisers. Their growth should be a serious cause of concern for the left, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton
Lilly Murphy was an incredible young person. Sue Bolton writes that in her short life had a big impact on the world and those around her.
Corruption and branch stacking is a symptom, not the cause, of the problems with the Liberal and Labor parties, argues Sue Bolton.
Mainstream commentary about the almost daily anti-vaccination rallies in Melbourne this week has avoided analysing the complex motivations of the demonstrators and failed to suggest sensible ways of responding, argues Sue Bolton.
Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.
The quick collapse of the puppet government in Afghanistan and its army should not come as a surprise given the imperialists' criminal record. Sue Bolton argues that Australia's war criminals need to be held to account.