Students at Monash University have successfully campaigned to force the administration to put students’ needs and rights first, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.
Community mental health services in a large regional hospital have been severely reduced, just as they are needed more than ever, reports Kerry Smith.
Carlo Sands has had a chance to do some thinking in quarantine.
There is a growing spate of racist attacks on people of Asian appearance. Peter Boyle spoke to community leaders about how they are starting to fight back.
Ruby Princess crew members are still aboard the virus-ridden ship, reports Jim McIlroy, but the Maritime Union of Australia is fighting for their rights.
Inner West Council has joined First Nations communities in opposing Origin's fracking plans in the NT, reports Pip Hinman.
The international day of workers’ struggle, May 1, is going ahead in Sydney with a safe union-led car cavalcade, writes Jim McIlroy.
Indigenous communities are stepping up their campaign for urgent support and resources to protect vulnerable people against COVID-19, reports Emma Murphy.
Despite economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19, dock workers in Melbourne have overwhelmingly rejected a non-union enterprise agreement offered by management, reports Sue Bull.
More than 100 refugees are detained in the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel in Brisbane after being brought to Australia from Manus or Nauru for medical reasons.
The federal government wants us all signed up to a new COVID-19 contact tracing app. But Viv Miley says there are legitimate concerns about how our data and privacy would be affected.
There is no disguising the United States' right wing push for corporate profits above human life. The ruling elite in Australia has the same priority, but it is a little more subtle, argues Alex Bainbridge.
The federal government's determination to pursue a market solution not only jeopardises Virgin employees' jobs, it flies in the face of finding an ecological solution to long-distance travel, argues Jim McIlroy.
The glaring lack of emergency accommodation for those escaping domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown is hitting people of all genders, but for trans and male-bodied people the options are sparse, writes Liv Petrakis.
Workers are increasingly being pressured to expose themselves to COVID-19 to save businesses and the economy, writes Pip Hinman.
Jonathan Strauss writes that many university workers are questioning the National Tertiary Education Union's leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, sparking a debate among members about the union's strategy to protect workers' conditions.
Attorney-General Christian Porter has made it easier for employers to take advantage of the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, writes Lisbeth Latham.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to undermine state premiers and teachers and pit parents against teachers during the COVID-19 lockdown, write Mary Merkenich and David Linden.
Historically, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been a leader in championing stronger safety guidelines. It needs to step up now during the COVID-19 emergency, writes Zane Alcorn.
Given the exponentially rising death toll from COVID-19 and the devastating social and economic effects of brutal lockdowns, what could a humane and progressive response to the global pandemic look like?
Federico Fuentes outlines a detailed and comprehensive plan for tackling COVID-19 developed by Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS).
Saudi Arabia is suffering setbacks, in its war in Yemen, the oil price collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Rupen Savoulian.
While news reports on Indonesia’s response to COVID-19 refer to its lack of health infrastructure and trained medical staff, this does not reflect the real improvements in primary health care over two decades, writes Rebecca Meckelburg.
To mark this year’s Earth Day (April 22), Sweden's Nobel Prize Museum hosted an online conversation between Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Johan Rockström, joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The COVID-19 pandemic is being mishandled in the Philippines with political consequences, write Merck Maguddayao and Tony Iltis.
While the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey is attacking refugee camps in Southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), writes Peter Boyle.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a marked impact on the 2020 election campaign in the United States, writes Barry Sheppard.
The Sri Lankan government has used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for increased repression of the Tamil people, writes Chris Slee.
“Without a doubt, the first measure to contain the transmission chains of COVID-19 is quarantine, and we took it in advance on March 16,” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro explains to Alfredo Serrano Mancilla.
Death is touching everyone in Britain with fatalities from COVID-19 running at nearly a thousand a day, writes Derek Wall. So why is Prime Minister Boris Johnson still popular?
Long-time feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan speaks on the failure of Narendra Modi’s government to act to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and its unplanned and draconian lockdown, which is compounding the threat to the lives of millions of India’s poorest and most marginalised people.
Long-time feminist and socialist Reihana Mohideen on the dire situation in the Philippines, where workers in the informal sector and the urban poor are bearing the brunt of a woefully inadequate health response by the Rodrigo Duterte regime.
Climate and Captialism editor Ian Angus looks at six new books for ecosocialists.
Sociology and critical theory are at their best when they reveal anew what we take most for granted. Who in their right mind would have anything critical to say about happiness? Edgar Cabanas and Eva Illouz certainly do in Manufacturing Happy Citizens, writes Gwenael Velge.