Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth, a Muruwari and Budjiti man, artist and Water For The Rivers activist spoke to Green Left's Peter Boyle about a plan for First Nations-led, people's power solutions to the water crisis in the great Murray-Darling rivers basin in Australia.
Long time socialist activist & author Paul Le Blanc discusses the current juncture in US politics, the Bernie Sanders campaign and the prospects of organising for socialism.
On August 9, university students organised climate action protests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
In Perth, 300 climate activists marched through the city and rallied outside oil and gas giant Chevron’s headquarters chanting “Chevron get off it, our climate is not profit.”
Chevron operates the Gorgon Gas Project in Western Australia, one of the largest natural gas plants in the world.
in Melbourne, more than 500 students and climate activists marched through the rain from the State Library to GHD’s Melbourne offices.
Lock the Gate Alliance has warned that a recently announced federal government review of current mining assessment regulation will further reduce regional communities’ ability to fight inappropriate and unwanted resource exploitation.
Federal resources minister Matt Canavan announced at the NSW Minerals Council conference on August 5 that the government had asked the Productivity Commission to hold a 12-month review into what he thinks is the over-regulation of the resources sector.
Sydney’s Kurdish community held a protest on Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day, August 3.
Islamic State began a campaign of massacres and kidnapping of Yazidis in the city of Shengal, Iraq, on that day five years ago.
The Yazidi people are still waiting for peace and justice.
Latin American solidarity activists rallied for peace and justice in Colombia, in Sydney on August 3.
Speakers called for an end to the killings of social leaders. More than 600 social leaders, including indigenous land rights activists and human rights advocates, have been killed since 2016.
Photos and stories of many of the activists were displayed in Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay.
The action was organised by United for Colombia and included a cultural festival of music, dance, theatre and poetry.
Hundreds of LGBTI activists rallied against the federal government’s religious exemptions bill, in Sydney on August 3.
The bill would enshrine the right of religious organisations to discriminate against members of the LGBTI community.
Since Brazil’s 2016 parliamentary coup d’etat, in which former president Dilma Rousseff was removed on a later-exonerated technicality, Brazil’s ultra-right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has made every effort to destroy any remnants of the legacy left by the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT).
Nicaraguans commemorated the 40th anniversary of their country’s revolution on July 19 in a variety of ways, reflecting counterposed views on the present government.
While President Daniel Ortega and his partner, Vice President Rosario Murillo addressed thousands of Sandinista party faithful at Lake Managua, others, including many former Sandinistas, quietly commemorated this historic day without Ortega, writes Allen Jennings.
Relatives and supporters of David Dungay Jnr took over the town of Kempsey, in north coast New South Wales, on August 3 to speak out against a corrective services system that claimed the life of the 26-year-old Dunghutti man.
Hong Kong’s ongoing protests are a dramatic reminder that mass street demonstrations can defeat seemingly undefeatable legislation.
Last month, the million-strong marches forced the Hong Kong government to shelve its China extradition bill, which critics say would allow Beijing to muzzle dissident voices in the former British colony. Unsatisfied with mere suspension, protesters have demanded the bill’s complete withdrawal and the resignation of Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved chief executive, Carrie Lam.
Socialism. Today. was the theme of a lively day-long seminar about critical issues facing the movements for social and ecological change, hosted by the Socialist Alliance on August 4.
You could be forgiven for thinking theft is suddenly socially acceptable given recent events — provided you act remorsefully after being caught. However, that acceptance only extends so far, writes Sarah Hathway.
Australian-based solidarity group United for Colombia released the following appeal on August 3 in response to continuing human rights violations in Colombia.
US President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed a sweeping economic embargo against Venezuela in its efforts to oust the Nicolas Maduro government.
The Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea (MKOTT), a Timorese activist group based in Dili, condemned the Australian government on August 9 for its ongoing prosecution of Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery, over the exposure of Australian secret service bugging of Timorese government offices, labelling it as an "attack on freedom of expression and democracy".