The 33rd Alliance Française French Film Festival opens around Australia in March. This year’s selection includes many for people with a taste for social justice themes, writes Barry Healy.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, anti-war and progressive groups have responded with calls for Russia’s immediate withdrawal and for a diplomatic resolution of the crisis, reports Susan Price.
William Briggs argues that as Russia and China are being threatened with offensive weapons, they might reasonably argue they are responding to bullying.
Left parties and anti-war groups internationally have added their voices to calls for a peaceful negotiation to end the Ukraine crisis, reports Susan Price.
Russia has no right to launch attacks across Ukraine and it must pull back. However, the conflict cannot be understood outside the relentless drive by the United States to expand NATO up to Russia’s border and to encircle it militarily, argues Sam Wainwright.
Instead of running documentaries, statements or messages on how war might be averted, the message of conflict has become inexorably clear in the mainstream media, argues Binoy Kampmark.
Anti-war and peace networks are pushing back against Australia supporting a war in Europe, triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Every year since the imprisonment of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan 23 years ago, an international peace delegation has collected evidence on the treatment of political prisoners in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.
Andrew Chuter, active for public transport and public housing campaigns, will run for the seat of Sydney for the Socialist Alliance. Jim McIlroy reports.
A district court in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo ordered the government nurses union to suspend strike action on February 9 after more than three months of strikes, reports Chris Slee.
Cuba was the first country in the world to begin the mass vaccination of children as young as two years old against COVID-19, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Following Origin Energy's decision to close Eraring coal-fired power station early, calls are growing for a federal transition plan. Niko Leka reports.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading matter for reds and greens.
Unionists and their families rallied for secure jobs on February 19. Steve O'Brien reports
Alex Salmon reviews Thomas Piketty's new book, which argues for a world beyond capitalism.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union described the NSW government’s unilateral shut-down of the Sydney train network on February 21 as “a huge dummy spit”. Jim McIlroy reports.