Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign. The sign read: "COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees".
Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign which read: 'COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees'. Here is her account of the events.
A protest against McDonald's efforts to undermine the award of already underpaid workers was organised in Sydney, reports Jim McIlroy.
Many are doubtful that the National Tertiary Education Union national executive's jobs protection plan sets out to do what it claims to, writes Jonathan Strauss.
The union representing nurses and midwives has rejected the New South Wales government’s effort to freeze their pay, saying it was abhorrent to ask frontline workers to do more for less, writes Pip Hinman.
Public housing tenants, housing co-operative activists and renters protested outside the NSW parliament to demand relief for residential renters, reports Rachel Evans.
An alarming series of COVID-19 outbreaks are still spreading in workplaces where casualisation is rife. The meatworks is one such industry, writes Shane Pemmelaar.
Refugee and asylum seeker supporters began an occupation on May 12 of the Mantra Hotel in Preston, Melbourne, where more than 65 asylum seekers are being held under guard, reports Kerry Smith.
Dozens of police officers were waiting to break up picnics planned by concerned locals outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments on May 8, writes Kerry Smith.
In this episode of "Lockdown: Coronavirus, capitalism and solidarity", Zebedee Parkes takes a look at housing during the coronavirus crisis and talks about what the left could be putting forward.
In the latest episode of "Lockdown: Coronavirus, capitalism and solidarity", Zebedee Parkes takes a look at the links between the coronavirus crisis and the climate emergency and how our response to both must be interlinked.
The return to work must be accompanied by measures to make workplaces safe and ensure JobKeeper cannot be rorted, writes Fred Fuentes.
Just as horrific as the growing COVID-19 death toll and infection numbers in the United States is the spectacle of the daily tantrums of its megalomaniac President Donald Trump, writes Peter Boyle.
Socialist Alliance has decided to withdraw from the Victorian Socialists because it has not lived up to its promise to build a more united left.
Carlo Sands talks about going back to normal.
Maritime Union of Australia Victorian branch deputy secretary David Ball speaks about the difficulties of keeping workers’ working and safe during the COVID-19 lockdown.
National secretary of the United Workers Union Tim Kennedy believes the system is ‘cactus’ and that now's the time to push hard for workers' rights.
Jack Mundey, a path breaker in militant unionism and a pioneer of the Green Bans movement in Australia, leaves a lasting legacy and a set of challenges for ecologists and socialists, writes Jim McIlroy.
Despite warnings from climate scientists and economic analysts, Australia is embarking on a dangerous attempt at a fossil fuel-led economic recovery from the pandemic, write Margaret Gleeson and Pip Hinman.
The federal government is exerting a lot of pressure on states to reopen schools. But what is the reality on the ground for school teachers working in the midst of a pandemic? This episode of Green Left features a roundtable discussion with school teachers Mary Merkenich, David Linden and Vivian Messimeris.
Those with a psychosocial disability are being failed by the government’s arbitrary decision-making on who qualifies for vital health and community services under the COVID-19 lockdown, writes Marie Butler-Cole.
A COVID-19 blog by Green Left's European correspondent Dick Nichols, who is based in Barcelona.
The recently-formed Global Ecosocialist Network held its first formal meeting on May 3. Ecosocialists from Africa, Europe, North America and Australia exchanged experiences, planned activities and adopted the following statement on the COVID-19 crisis, writes Susan Price.
Vietnam ‒ the country US generals once tried to “bomb into the stone age” ‒ is quietly leading the world in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Peter Boyle.
Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce planet-heating emissions in response to a new record-breaking concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, writes Jessica Corbett.
Every degree of global warming will push a billion people out of the human survival zone, writes Ian Angus.
Oil corporations are environmentally destructive and have funded a tsunami of misinformation about climate change, actively undermining the public’s trust of science and state institutions, writes Rupen Savoulian. Their product is now technically worthless. So why should public money be used to rescue a harmful industry?
Sentencing former President Rafael Correa to eight years in jail is a desperate move by a repressive administration trapped in a crisis of its own making, writes Denis Rogatyuk.
In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, the world is facing a doubling in the number of global poor. But governments focusing on huge rescue packages to save corporations, including those registered in tax havens, from taking too big a hit, writes Astrid Paulsson.
The Palestinian response to COVID-19 has been very successful but, as Mark Govier writes, they still need help.
During 1990s, the Chicago Bulls dominated US basketball, with Michael Jordan at the centre of the team. The Last Dance gives us a nostalgic look at the rise of that dynasty, writes Alex Salmon.