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Following its successful November state election campaign, the Victorian Socialists held its inaugural conference on February 16, attended by more than 230 members.

The Socialist Alliance has a vision for a better world — and we are running in the federal election to share that vision and help make it become a reality.

Hundreds of people marched through Newtown, Sydney, against Adani’s proposed Carmichael mega coalmine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, on February 17.

Protesters demanded local Labor MP Anthony Albanese and his party come out against the mine.

School students led the march and called for support for their March 15 School Strike 4 Climate.

Grandmothers Against Removals rallied in Sydney on February 13 against new state laws that are set to further raise the rate of forced removals.

Residents from Annandale and Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner west, protested against WestConnex on February 15. The controversial $17 billion WestConnex tollway is set to destroy a much-used park and cycle track in the area.

The Australian Financial Review has revealed that the federal Coalition government awarded a $423 million security and cleaning contract for three Manus Island refugee detention centres to Paladin Group, a company that, at the time, was registered to a Kangaroo Island beach shack. 

Former secret police agent under dictator General Augusto Pinochet Adriana Rivas will face court again on March 1 to see if she is extradited back to Chile, where she is facing charges relating to alleged torture and kidnapping offences.

Around 50 protesters gathered at short notice outside a forum addressed by Adani’s Australian CEO Lucas Dow on February 19.

The meeting was for contractors interested in working with Adani on its proposed Carmichael mega coalmine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

Activists highlighted the dangers of working with Adani which is facing prosecution for alleged crimes, has been involved in legal disputes with former contractors who have not been paid and has a record of attracting protesters to companies that associate with it.

In West Papua, human right abuses at the hands of the Indonesian military continue, including the use of chemical weapons.

US President, Donald Trump is testing the waters with his national emergency. If it is upheld by the Supreme Court, he could invoke more powers than those related to the wall.

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