Maritime Union of Australia members at Patrick Stevedores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle will take protected industrial action in October. Jim McIlroy reports.
Eight Torres Strait Islander elders are taking the federal government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee over its inaction on climate change. Coral Wynter reports.
Critics say the sale of the final 49% of the WestConnex tollway to a Transurban-led consortium is just another multi-billion-dollar public subsidy to big business. Peter Boyle reports.
A new alliance has been formed to help New South Wales councils and residents’ groups seeking to demerge their forcibly amalgamated councils. Pip Hinman reports.
Opposition is growing to the New South Wales government's proposal for the Western Harbour Tunnel to go through one of Australia's most toxic sedimentary deposits. Peter Boyle reports.
Defamation laws favour those who have the funds to threaten and launch suits. Jonathan Strauss reports on a defamation suit against anti-corruption campaigners Lyn O’Connor and Rob Pyne.
As the Taliban unleashes its terror campaign in Afghanistan, thousands of people have taken action in solidarity with Afghan women across the globe. Rachel Evans reports.
A new anti-war, anti-nuclear coalition organised a well-attended protest against the federal government's decision to build nuclear submarines and join the new AUKUS pact, reports Renfrey Clarke.
Up to 2000 Transport Workers' Union members at StarTrack went on strike for 24 hours to protect jobs and win job security guarantees. Jim McIlroy reports.
Alex Bainbridge reports that Socialist Alliance councillor Rob Pyne was the sole voice of opposition against Morrison's nuclear submarine proposal on the Cairns Council.
NSW CFMEU officials have rejected police allegations that they received illegal payments from a building construction company. Jim McIlroy reports.
A second “Safe from COVID, safe from poverty” media conference discussed organising for COVID-19 safety in the workplace. Isaac Nellist reports.
Green Left speaks to Gabi Brown, who gave evidence behalf of Rozelle Against WestConnex to a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into the controversial Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Links projects.
Jacqueline Kriz reports on a forum discussing the limits of the justice system in delivering justice to victims/survivors of domestic and family violence.
The Maritime Union of Australia and the Electrical Trades Union are opposed to the nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the United States and Britain. Kerry Smith reports.
Queensland Senate candidate Renee Lees said Australia needs to be a 'productive partner', not a 'colonial bully', in the Asia Pacific region. Alex Bainbridge reports.
If there was any reason to halt a farcical train of legal proceedings, the case against Julian Assange would have to be the standard bearing example, argues Binoy Kampmark.
AUKUS represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the United States-led confrontation with China, which Australia should reject, argues Sam Wainwright.
Criticism of the Victorian Police’s use of non-lethal weapons against anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters is growing, reports Shane Pemmelaar.
Climate action has never been a priority for Scott Morrison. He'd rather conspire with imperialist powers against China than face the music at COP26. Markela Panegyres reports.
Scott Morrison's prehistoric approach to climate change may not have been clocked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but will the advertising man get away with it? Binoy Kampmark reports.
Civil Liberties Australia said new powers to allow intelligence agents to manipulate and omit data will likely lead to the manufacturing of evidence. Paul Gregoire reports.
Scott Morrison is still clinging to a weak emission reduction target of 26–28%, set six years ago. At the current rate, we won't reach net zero climate pollution until 2170, argues Jessie de Waal.
Mainstream commentary about the almost daily anti-vaccination rallies in Melbourne this week has avoided analysing the complex motivations of the demonstrators and failed to suggest sensible ways of responding, argues Sue Bolton.
Public sector workers in the Community and Public Sector Union, about to enter enterprise bargaining, are campaigning for wage rises that at least match inflation. Stanley Blair reports.
The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government’s efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.
Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government’s surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.
Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong spoke to Suzanne James about how bullying and toxic politics have been used to suppress democratic outcomes in the ongoing religious freedom bill debate in New South Wales.
Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.
Almond plantations are guzzling so much water from the Murray Darling Basin that even the Almond Board of Australia wants new orchards to be put on hold until the water supply can be assured. Daniel Pedersen reports.
Stuart Rees argues that the decision to own and operate United States nuclear submarines is dangerous nonsense.
Led by Rodrigo Acuña and Adriana Navarro, Chilean-Australian community members are campaigning for the federal government to give an “unreserved apology” for Australia's covert support to the US-backed coup against Dr Salvador Allende in 1973.
The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.
Civil disobedience and stay-at-home strikes continue in Kabul against the Taliban regime, reports Yasmeen Afghan.
In this exclusive interview, Marcel Cartier speaks with Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.
Nearly 15,000 Haitian migrants camped on the Mexico-Texas border were rounded up by US border patrol agents on horseback, reports Malik Miah.
The Australian’s government’s surprise September 16 announcement that Australia was in a new security alliance with the United States, Britain and Australia — AUKUS — formalises its war drive against China.
The arrest and subsequent release of Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s exiled ex-president, has caused a political storm in the Spanish State, reports Dick Nichols.
If anyone thought that talking of a “new cold war” with China was overstating the case, writes Kate Hudson, the recently announced AUKUS military pact must make them think again.
Green Left speaks with Camille Barbagallo from the COP 26 Coalition in Britain.
Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.
The new military alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia is aimed at China, and raises the threat of war, writes Barry Sheppard.
International solidarity is needed to support the growing internal calls for democracy in Eswatini, reports Maxime Bowen.
Since the Taliban occupation, women have largely stay at home because they are scared of being beaten and humiliated by the Taliban for just being women, reports Yasmeen Afghan.
A slew of anti-Indigenous legislation, escalating violence and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the existence of Brazil’s original people, reports Nick Estes.
For the second year in a row, Colombia has been ranked the world’s most dangerous country for environmentalists by an international human rights group, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
A mother’s determination, combined with a campaign for racial justice, scored an important victory when three police officers and two paramedics were charged over the death of Elijah McClain, reports Malik Miah.
Frustration with Justin Trudeau's ruling neoliberal government and the bumbling fake populism of the conservatives have provided an opening for a progressive alternative in Canada, writes Jeff Shantz.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leader of the left-wing France Unbowed, has called for a return to independence and diplomacy based on global justice.
Yasmeen Afghan reports that after the Taliban announced only boys and male teachers should resume their studies and work, children began posting pictures holding placards with slogans against the unofficial ban on girls' education.
The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.
Opponents of the Xolobeni titanium mining project on South Africa's Wild Coast have frequently been victims of intimidation and assault, reports Hali Healy. Most incidents go unreported out of fear of retribution.
The Taliban converted the secretariat of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on September 17, reports Yasmeen Afghan.
Green Left speaks to Dr Ayesha Jehangir, who is currently writing a book about Afghan refugees and media discourses of war and conflict.
Barry Healy reviews a darkly comedic, yet deeply insightful study of the complex nuances of masculinity.
Mat Ward takes a look back at September's political news and the best new music that related to it.
Barry Healy reviews The Colony, where devastation has overtaken Earth and the rich have evacuated the planet.
David McComb rose to fame leading the Triffids and went on to found the Blackeyed Susans. Barry Healy introduces a new retrospective film on his life and work.