Issue 1301

News

Glebe public housing resident Emily Bullock is adamant that, while her home could do with some repairs, it must not be allowed to be bulldozed by the state government, reports Rachel Evans.

Anti-Adani protesters are keeping up the pressure on insurance company Ark insurance, writes Coral Wynter.

Anti-toll road activists are stepping up their protests against the North East Link. Isaac Nellist reports.

Extinction Rebellion organised a protest for koalas at the offices of Lendlease in Barangaroo on March 17. Isaac Nellist reports.

Sydney protest over wellbeing of Ocalan

Members of the Kurdish community and supporters joined global protests over concerns about the wellbeing of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, reports Peter Boyle.

Chris Slee reports on a rally in solidarity with a refugee activist charged with incitement. 

Unemployed and welfare groups are calling on the government not to cut income support at the end of March. Peter Boyle reports.

Pip Hinman reports on the huge #March4Justice protests, organised in 10 days, showing how angry women are about sexual violence and the way it continues to be excused, dismissed and normalised.

The #March4Justice rallies and marches across the country on March 14-15 are making a clear statement about the need to end sexual violence and rape in workplaces. Kerry Smith reports.

Chris Slee reports on a protest calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court for committing genocide against the Tamil people.

Analysis

Labor needs to break the bipartisan consensus and end its support for mandatory detention and boat turn-backs, argues Alex Bainbridge.

The Aviation Tourism package comes with no obligations to protect jobs. Jim McIlroy argues it is another handout to big business.

The federal government's anti-worker omnibus bill, which failed to gain crossbench support on March 18, sought to hand businesses more power in the workplace. Michelle Sheehy talks to Green Left about the campaign against it.

The Labor government’s crushing win in the WA election means it is unlikely to deviate from its neoliberal policies and enthusiastic support for the mining and fossil fuel corporations, writes Sam Wainwright.

Before his nightmare began Helal Uddin — known as “Spicy” — worked as a chef at a holiday inn in Dhaka. He had to leave Bangladesh after being involved in a protest. From Bomana Prison in Papua New Guinea, he tells his story to Green Left.

Old arguments justifying racism might be considered ridiculous today but new ones, including affectations about “our” democratic values, neatly slip into service to reinforce ingrained racist prejudices, writes Peter Boyle.

The stripping of Indian democracy by the far-right, Hindu-nationalist government of Narendra Modi is causing uproar in the Australian-Indian diaspora, reports Gauri Gandbhir.

The invasion of a Iraq was a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and the invaders’ justification was based on lies. Eighteen years on the calls for justice continue, writes Bevan Ramsden

An internal survey at SafeWork NSW has revealed an alarming level of political interference in the work of safety inspectors potentially putting workers' wellbeing — and lives — at risk. Sam Parkes reports.

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

In this latest episode of the Green Left Show, Tim Gooden talks about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's current assault on workers' rights and why a lobbying campaign is not enough.

World

The Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Movement sent the following message of solidarity to the Women's March for Justice, which mobilised more than 100,000 women and their allies around Australia on March 15.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party reports it is under ferocious attack from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party regime.

The path has been cleared for leftist Alliance for Hope candidate Andres Arauz to challenge right-wing Creating Opportunities candidate Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador's presidential elections, writes Kerry Smith.

Danny Shaw recounts his experience sleeping, eating and marching with militants on the frontline of the struggle against dictatorship in Haiti.

The intensification of multiple, intersecting crises under capitalism, which are disproportionately affecting women, requires a united struggle against them, writes Reihana Mohideen.

Rather than being “a force for global good”, the goal of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is to deepen military and economic pressure on China, writes Vijay Prashad.

Lee Tan talks to Green Left about refinery company Lynas about its plans to establish a permanent radioactive waste dump in Malaysia.

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are facing down the company's anti-union campaign and voting to become the first unionised Amazon warehouse in the United States, writes Malik Miah.

Despite its clean, green image, Norway has been called out as a “climate hypocrite” due to its reliance on extractive industries, write Gabriele Giacomo Catania and Benedicte Meydel.