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Make no mistake, DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman Senator Lidia Thorpe is under attack because of her militancy, argues Sue Bolton.

Stop the war on Ukraine

Socialist Alliance (Australia) adopted the following resolutions, on September 18, condemning Russia's attack on Ukraine, opposing NATO expansion and rejecting the war drive on China.

Peace activists in Australia should be demanding that Australia's Prime Minister listen to the just requests of the Ukrainian people and government, argues Federico Fuentes.

Green Left journalist Peter Boyle called on the Australian government to condemn the Turkish military's continued use of banned chemical weapons against Kurdish freedom fighters in northern Iraq/south Kurdistan.

Progressives need to build support for the right of the peoples of the Pacific to self-determination, free from interference, including from our own government, argues Sam Wainwright.

Anti-poverty activists and welfare recipients called on Social Services minister Amanda Rishworth to raise welfare payments on the International Day for Eradicating Poverty. Isaac Nellist reports.

Renowned Māori militant, Tame Iti, playing himself in the hard-hitting film Muru

Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.

Oil Black Swan Theatre

The forthcoming Black Swan Theatre Company production of Oil asks the question: "How do we manage our finite resources? Is there any resource more infinite than love?" Barry Healy reports.

What do sunflowers, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, soup and protest have to do with each other? Hungarian cultural specialist Anita Zsurzsán discusses capitalism, climate crisis and "art washing".

 

Sydney protest for Kurds

Shocking video footage was released on October 18, showing the painful death of two young Kurdish freedom fighters, who were among 17 people recently killed in a chemical weapons attack by Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Paris protest

An estimated 140,000 people marched in Paris, France, on October 16 to demand greater investment in climate action, higher wages and an emergency freeze on the prices of groceries, rent, and energy, reports Julia Conley.

‘Fuck the patriarchy’ — protesters at a Sydney International Women’s Day march in March, 2020

The Labor government has introduced new bills aiming to eliminate gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Andrea Bortoli reports.