Anti-war and peace networks are pushing back against Australia supporting a war in Europe, triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Andrew Chuter, active for public transport and public housing campaigns, will run for the seat of Sydney for the Socialist Alliance. Jim McIlroy reports.
Unionists and their families rallied for secure jobs on February 19. Steve O'Brien reports
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union described the NSW government’s unilateral shut-down of the Sydney train network on February 21 as “a huge dummy spit”. Jim McIlroy reports.
The family of a 16-year-old Aboriginal boy, who was killed in a collision with an unmarked police car, has called for an independent investigation into how he died. Isaac Nellist reports.
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends wants the NSW government to change the status of gas from low to high-emissions energy. Kathy McKenzie reports.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce thinks he can shore up his New England seat by talking up the widely-criticised Dungowan Dam project at Tamworth. Tracey Carpenter reports.
William Briggs argues that as Russia and China are being threatened with offensive weapons, they might reasonably argue they are responding to bullying.
Russia has no right to launch attacks across Ukraine and it must pull back. However, the conflict cannot be understood outside the relentless drive by the United States to expand NATO up to Russia’s border and to encircle it militarily, argues Sam Wainwright.
Following Origin Energy's decision to close Eraring coal-fired power station early, calls are growing for a federal transition plan. Niko Leka reports.
Whatever the outcome of the standoff involving thousands of Russian troops at the border, arms dealers will be circling for opportunities to profit, argues Jake Lynch.
When former and current ASIO chiefs feel impelled to contradict Dutton’s warmongering, you know the wannabe general has overstepped the mark. Pip Hinman argues that a khaki election campaign could swing it for the Coalition.
Among protesters the meaning of the panacea slogan “freedom” is diverse. Stuart Rees argues that reasoning and persuasion are needed to combat the pandemic of intolerant dogma.
The drive to demonise China is tied to the crisis-ridden nature of capitalism. Capitalist China has been both friend and enemy, depending on the state of play within the global economy. William Briggs reports.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, anti-war and progressive groups have responded with calls for Russia’s immediate withdrawal and for a diplomatic resolution of the crisis, reports Susan Price.
Left parties and anti-war groups internationally have added their voices to calls for a peaceful negotiation to end the Ukraine crisis, reports Susan Price.
Instead of running documentaries, statements or messages on how war might be averted, the message of conflict has become inexorably clear in the mainstream media, argues Binoy Kampmark.
Every year since the imprisonment of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan 23 years ago, an international peace delegation has collected evidence on the treatment of political prisoners in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.
A district court in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo ordered the government nurses union to suspend strike action on February 9 after more than three months of strikes, reports Chris Slee.
Cuba was the first country in the world to begin the mass vaccination of children as young as two years old against COVID-19, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Seventy-three-year-old former Sandinista leader Hugo Torres died in Nicaragua's capital on February 12. Dick Nichols pays tribute and looks at the circumstances leading to Torres's arrest and imprisonment eight months ago.
Twenty Indigenous Nahua communities in Mexico, together with hundreds of other organisations, are calling for a boycott of water bottling companies, reports Tamara Pearson.
In response to the so-called "Freedom Convoys", Canada’s Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act, but Jeff Shantz argues this move should be viewed as a danger to community organisers and the left.
The 33rd Alliance Française French Film Festival opens around Australia in March. This year’s selection includes many for people with a taste for social justice themes, writes Barry Healy.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading matter for reds and greens.
Alex Salmon reviews Thomas Piketty's new book, which argues for a world beyond capitalism.
Chinese-American Olympian Eileen Gu (Gu Ailing) is the first “action-sports” athlete to win three medals at the same Olympics, but is under attack for competing for China, reports Malik Miah.