Issue 1323

News

Protest for JC

Protesters in Boorloo (Perth) demanded justice for slain Yamaji woman JC, reports Alex Salmon.

Supporters of Julian Assange in Sydney rallied outside the British Consulate. Michael Hatrick and Jim McIlroy report.

A well-attended online meeting organised by Inner West Council discussed the NSW government’s bill which removed council as the consent authority covering Sydney's parklands. Rachel Evans reports. 

Climate activists have called on the Deutsche Bank not to loan Whitehaven Coal billions of dollars to expand its operations in northern New South Wales. Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter report.

‘The 21st century will the century of free women’ - Nilufer Koc - EcoSocialism Conference 2021

Australia's second Ecosocialism conference drew activists from across the globe to discuss how we can liberate humanity, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Long awaited sexual consent law reforms have been introduced to New South Wales parliament after years of campaigning by sexual assault survivors and feminists. Isaac Nellist reports.

Family of prisoners and prison advocates want the NSW government’s negligence in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons to end. Adam Trumper reports.

Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

 

Analysis

The acquittal of the police officer who shot JC is being questioned not only by many First Nations people, but many others as well, writes Joyce Capewell

Climate expert, Australian National University emeritus professor and Climate Council member Will Steffen speaks to Green Left about climate science and politics in the lead up to the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow.

Jim McIlroy argues that we need stronger laws, at both the state and federal levels, to uncover and punish government corruption.

Corruption and branch stacking is a symptom, not the cause, of the problems with the Liberal and Labor parties, argues Sue Bolton.

Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency disaster and welfare supplement payments will impact young people.

World

President of Peru Pedro Castillo. Photo: Presidencia Peru/Flickr (CC By-NC-SA 2.0)

Pedro Castillo, leader of the left-wing Peru Libre party, was sworn in as Peru’s president on July 28, reports Ben Radford. Since then, his government has faced a campaign of destabilisation from the right-wing opposition.

sudan october 30 protest poster

Millions of people remain on the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, and other cities, resisting the coup attempt by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, reports Susan Price.

The Cuban government has accused the United States of being behind protests planned to take place in the country on November 15, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, which has 1.1 million members, called a one-day general strike on October 20, reports G Dunkel.

Millions of people are remaining on the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum and other cities, to oppose the coup led by army chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, reports Susan Price.

The United States prosecution of Julian Assange is about to enter the next phase in what can only be described as torture via procedure, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The Catalan parliament extended official recognition to the Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria (AANES), commonly known as Rojava, on October 19, reports Dick Nichols.

Venezuelans will go to the polls on November 21 to elect state governors, mayors, regional legislators and local councils, reports Coral Wynter.

Britain's Unite union policy conference delegates say #freedomforOcalan

Delegates to the policy conference of Unite union in Britain have called on Turkey to release Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned for more than 22 years, reports Susan Price.

Protest against coup in Sudan. Photo: Sudanese Professionals Association

Trade unions and people’s movements have called for strikes and mass protests in response to the coup by the Sudanese military on October 25, reports Pavan Kulkarni.

The Sudanese Communist Party issued an urgent appeal for international solidarity after a military coup took place in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on October 25, reports Susan Price.

Indigenous peoples from 30 villages in Hasdeo Aranya, the densely-forested region of central India, walked 300 kilometres in early October, to demand the protection of their water, forests and land against coalmining, reports Ruchira Talukdar.

Hotel Intercontinental Kabul cr Wikimedia Commons

In an Orwellian twist, Kabul’s famous Intercontinental Hotel was the venue for an awards ceremony on October 18 for the families of suicide bombers who managed to successfully explode their vests, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Culture

Protest albums October 2021

Mat Ward looks back at October's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Brigadistas during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.

Alex Salmon reviews a recent book about the International Brigades that helped combat the Fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

What to watch on Halloween is certainly not the most pressing question for those interested in more substantial redistributions than popcorn and candy, writes Aleks Wansbrough. But there’s good reason for the left to be interested in horror films.

Early photo of Maurice and Nick Broomfield, both holding cameras.

Progressive British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield has produced a beautiful film chronicling the life, times and work of his father, industrial photographer Maurice Broomfield, reviewed by Barry Healy.