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Green Left Weekly spoke to Socialist Alliance national convener Peter Boyle about the political dynamics of the coming federal election and asked him what sort of campaign the Alliance was intending to run.
The internet protest group Anonymous launched a cyber-attack to protest the Australian government's proposed “clean-feed” internet filter on February 10. A number of government websites temporarily became host to pornographic images.
SYDNEY — Six Gaza Freedom March activists presented a moving account of their experiences of trying to get into Gaza late last year at a Stop the War Coalition public meeting on February 15.
Newcastle Resistance branch has entered a “sign war” against federal Labor MP Sharon Grierson.
The picket line outside Xstrata Coal’s Tahmoor colliery is continuing. It marks a continuation of the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union’s (CFMEU) 17-month struggle to negotiate an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with Xstrata.
You may have seen the photo in last week’s Green Left Weekly of the right-wing “Tea Party” movement supporter in Washington DC. The placard he was holding said, in reference to President Barack Obama, “Impeach the Muslim Marxist”. The article discussed the rise of right-wing politics in the US.
Hundreds of grassroots climate activists will meet in Canberra from March 13-15 to attend the second Climate Action Summit. It will build on the success of the first summit, which occurred in January 2009 and attracted more than 500 people, representing about 150 climate action groups.
On February 15, five men who were convicted in October under “anti-terror” laws, were each sentenced in Parramatta court to between 23 and 28 years in jail. The shortest non-parole period was set at 17 years and three months.
Aboriginal singer-song writer Ruby Hunter passed away on February 17. Her music dealt with her personal history, Indigenous struggles, and social and women’s issues.
On February 13, NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) councillors elected two new left candidates to the executive of the union at the first NSWTF Council of the year.
“Got any thoughts on the bomb?” I asked breathlessly down the phone to a veteran Athens politics-watcher.
The following letter was sent to federal home affairs minister Brendan O’Connor.