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About 100 vehicles joined a car convoy in Sydney on May 1 to mark May Day, the international day of workers’ solidarity, reports Jim McIlroy.

This episode of Green Left is a recording of an online forum with long-time US revolutionary socialist and historian Paul Le Blanc, in which he addresses the character of the COVID-19 disaster under late capitalism, Bernie Sanders' campaign for preselection as the Democratic presidential candidate and the future of socialism in the United States. 
 

The Socialist Alliance has produced a set of campaign demands as a contribution to the union movement's discussion about how to fight back during the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring no worker is left behind.

 

In "Lockdown #3: Coronavirus, Capitalism and Solidarity", Zebedee Parkes takes a look at how essential workers, some of the most undervalued sections of society, are beginning to organise to defend their rights.

On May Day 2020, several left parties and labour groups in Southeast Asia have come together to issue a joint statement to call for solidarity and put forward working class demands in the times of coronavirus pandemic.

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Why is the federal government budgeting its JobKeeper program on the basis of 6 million workers needing support while the projected unemployment rate without JobKeeper would be an extra 700,000 workers, asks Michael Bull.

Child wearing a mask in a classroom

Along with debating when schools should reopen, we need a society-wide discussion about what's necessary to tackle the existing, and deepening, inequalities in the education system and their impact on children, teachers and parents, argues Fred Fuentes.

Green Left's Jacob Andrewartha has a discussion with Socialist Alliance national executive member Peter Boyle regarding the lessons socialists can draw from the COVID-19 crisis, the limitations of the response by capitalist governments and practical measures socialists should advocate for.

Carlo Sands talks about finding balance and self care under a COVID-19 lockdown.

“Normal” was so broken, we don't want to go back to that. But, as Sam Wainwright argues, we're going to have to build a movement strong enough to transform Australia’s economy.

Refugees deserve a safe home

Dozens of refugees detained at a hotel in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, staged a protest on their balconies on April 24 to highlight the risk of catching COVID-19 while detained, reports Kamala Emanuel.

In this time of crisis, Jeyakumar Devaraj argues governments cannot worry about maintaining the profits of the rich, and should instead focus on the basic needs of the poor.

The Victorian government’s April 29 announcement of a one-off payment to international students is utterly miserable, writes Zebedee Parkes.

Activists from international solidarity campaign group Make Rojava Green Again speak with Jiyan from the Union of Young Women of North-East Syria (the region known as Rojava), about women's liberation, democratic confederalism, the importance of ecology and the role of youth and young women in building a democratic, free and ecological society.

Reopening the US economy while the virus is still freely circulating will cost lives, writes Mike Davis.

On May 8, 1970, one of the greatest mass mobilisations in Australia's history took place — the first Vietnam Moratorium against the country’s involvement in the murderous US-led invasion of Indochina. Participant Jim McIlroy reflects on the political lessons.

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