More than 100 people took part in an online forum to discuss ways of supporting refugees and changing Australia's cruel laws, reports Chris Slee.
Rojava Solidarity Sydney organised a rally to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, reports Peter Boyle.
Anti-fracking activists are calling on Premier Mark McGowan not to allow fracking in the Kimberley, reports Alex Salmon.
Gomeroi Traditional Custodians, who lost a bid to protect a sacred site from being destroyed for the Shenhua Watermark coal mine in north-west New South Wales, have lodged a new application to protect country, reports Margaret Gleeson.
Living Incomes For Everyone has promised to disrupt corporate decision makers, reports Stephen O'Brien.
Cracks in a block of units above where WestConnex is tunnelling has alarmed residents. Peter Boyle reports that anti-tollway campaigners say reports had identified the risk.
The NSW Independent Planning Commission has heard an outpouring of opposition to the Santos Narrabri Project. Coral Wynter reports.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association voted overwhelmingly against the New South Wales government’s public sector wage freeze at its annual conference, reports Jim McIlroy.
NSW Police arrested and fined several people for supporting the family of David Dungay Jr who are campaigning for justice, reports Pip Hinman.
Moreland councillor Sue Bolton has added her voice to calls for safe work conditions for aged care workers as the pandemic hits the most vulnerable. Chloe DS and Darren Saffin report.
Refugee rights activists protested around Australia on July 19 to mark seven years since the Kevin Rudd Labor government sent the first refugees to offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru, reports Zebedee Parkes.
Members of Refugees in Limbo and the Rohingya Women's Development Organization Australia speak with Zebedee Parkes.
While a concerted campaign by unions and welfare groups has forced the federal government to extend the JobKeeper program and JobSeeker supplement, the cuts it has announced means the battle for jobs and welfare must continue, reports Jacob Andrewartha.
More than 230 people participated in an online rally organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria on July 19, reports Chris Slee.
Alex Bainbridge reports that legendary Aboriginal activist Uncle Sam Watson has been memorialised in a new mural in West End's Bunyapa Park.
Green Left hosts Chloe DS and Jacob Andrewartha speak to healthcare worker Hope Mathumbu about her experiences working on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.
The Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney branch) has thrown its support behind the Black deaths in custody campaign. McAleer and Paul Keating told Liv Adams and Rachel Evans that the Gurindji people's walk-off from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory remains an inspiration.
The quest for Aboriginal sovereignty challenges non-Indigenous Australia to let go of any perceived right to define what sovereignty is, writes Peter Griffin.
The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2020 was another opportunity for the Morrison government to reaffirm its loyalty to the United States warmongers, writes Peter Boyle.
Jonathan Strauss argues that organisation and unity will assist the struggle to create a different life to corporate Australia’s version of the “new normal”.
The National Higher Education Action Network is preparing to fight the federal government's disastrous funding 'reforms' and is calling on colleagues to join an online national assembly on August 24, when parliament resumes.
The ACTU's under-reported National Economic Reconstruction plan is a chance to push hard for 1 million well-paid and sustainable jobs. Sue Bull argues that unions need to unite and campaign for it.
We've being advised by governments and health experts to engage in social distancing during the pandemic. But, as Hans Baer points out, this advice is not being followed by airline industry bosses, nor are they being penalised.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's economic restructure plans will not only fall way short of what's needed, Graham Matthews argues they are also designed to attack working people.
As Victoria enters its second week of COVID-19 lockdown, there are calls for a broader debate on suppression versus elimination strategy. Sue Bull argues we need to do the latter.
Those crowing the loudest about the Black Lives Matter movement pushing “cancel culture” should take a good hard look at exactly who is cancelling whose culture, writes Sam Wainwright.
David Lowe looks at the dangers of, and struggle against, the unconventional gas industry in Australia.
Green Left interviews Greens councillor Jonathan Sri about the refugees imprisoned at Kangaroo Point.
Bolivia’s use of its wealth to advance the interests of the people rather than corporations was an abomination to the United States, which egged on the coup that illegally overthrew the elected government in November last year, write Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano.
Mainstream political figures have denounced United States President Donald Trump's deployment of federal agents onto the streets of Portland as an “unconstitutional invasion”, writes Susan Price.
Mining-affected communities, NGOs and environmental activists are organising across the country to oppose Indonesia's new mining laws, which were secretly ratified during the COVID-19 lockdown, writes Pius Ginting.
Unidentified federal agents continue their campaign of lawless violence against Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, causing the protests to grow in reaction, writes Barry Sheppard. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is threatening to send more agents into other cities to wreak havoc.
Black Lives Matter leaders stand on the shoulders of civil rights movement of the 1960s, writes Malik Miah. John Lewis's life reflects the power of that revolutionary leadership and its inspiration for today's new leaders.
Cuba is only a few days away from ending its coronavirus quarantine. Except for Havana, all the other provinces are free of the contagion and have begun moving toward a new normality, writes Fernando Ravsberg.
Here's a look back at July's political news and the best new albums that related to it, by Mat Ward.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for ecosocialists.
Tom Doig's book is a highly-readable account of profiteering and denial at the expense of the health of tens of thousands of people, told by those affected, writes Alan Broughton.
Brisbane Musician Phil Monsour has released Stand With Us, a new single in support of the protests and blockade of the Kangaroo Point Hotel/Prison in Brisbane.
In this song, DOBBY and BARKAA call for immediate action to bring justice to the families of the 438 Indigenous people who died in police custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Indigenous Deaths In Custody.
There's a moment in The Mystery of Henri Pick where a charmingly grizzled literary critic, recently made unemployed and dumped by his wife, catches a show on his hotel room television. It's a second where something of the new world penetrates the protective membrane surrounding the 20th century sensibility of this film, writes Tracy Sorenson.
By any estimate, the size of the LGBTQI+ community, in a population such as ours, constitutes a tidy and expanding market: the ongoing struggle for equality won not just social and political, but financial liberty for a community that had, for so long, been pushed back into society's shadowy margins, writes James McVicar.
Les Misérables was released in France about six months before the Black Lives Matter movement swept the globe. However, it expresses the BLM spirit perfectly, writes Barry Healy.
US-based singer-songwriter David Rovics wrote this song on hearing of the arrest of long-time human rights activist Stephen Langford, who was charged with defacing the Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue in Sydney's Hyde Park.