Workers at the Downer Group’s East Preston tram workshop walked off the job after being offered a 2.5% wage rise. Sue Bolton reports.
Rank-and-file members of the National Tertiary Education Union at the University of Sydney have launched a ticket for the August union elections. Jim McIlroy reports.
Staff, unions and archivists are campaigning to save the ABC archives, writes Jim McIlroy.
A screening of the award-winning film Riot was held to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the 1978 Mardi Gras. Rachel Evans reports.
A protest outside environment minister Tanya Plibersek’s Redfern office called for an end to new coal and gas, the destruction of native forests and koala habitats. Rachel Evans reports.
Emergency department nurses at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals walked out of work to protest unsustainable work conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.
Conservative Australian think tanks, loaded with cash from United States’ sources and in furious agreement, are delighted with the AUKUS pact and its potential for local industries, argues Binoy Kampmark.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s new Strategic Concept, which Australia has signed up to, risks provoking another major war in the Asia-Pacific and should be opposed, says Socialist Alliance.
The overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States means that we have to be vigilant about extending reproductive rights in Australia. Adele Welsh takes a look at how abortion rights were won and what still needs to be done.
The “decade of inaction” that Labor accuses the Greens of instigating is a product of the former’s refusal to take climate action seriously, argues Alex Bainbridge.
Australian scientists, led by Tim Flannery, want federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to heed the science and ensure all assessments of new gas and coal projects are evidence-based. Pip Hinman reports.
Behrouz Boochani released the following Twitter statement on July 19, to mark nine years since Kevin Rudd's Labor government decided that no refugee who arrived in Australia by boat would ever be resettled here.
Very few people know that an Aboriginal Tent Embassy was also set up in Adelaide in July 1972. Don Longo writes that this important protest event needs to be recused from historical obscurity.
Former NSW deputy premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro being appointed to a plum state trade office job in New York over the top of another appointee shows NSW Corruption Inc still rules. Jim McIlroy reports.
Minister for Defence Richard Marles has made it clear that whatever happens in the Asia Pacific region, Australia will remain a loyal ally to the United States. William Briggs reports.
Western Australia’s most vulnerable regional children are still being jailed at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre. Gerry Georgatos is organising a class action to close it down.
Nearly two months after the May 24 shooting in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, part of the truth has been released, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.
Bordered on all sides by hostile reactionary forces, Rojava stands defiantly as a beacon of hope. John Tully reports on ten years of the Rojava revolution.
Socialism and Freedom Party general secretary Israel Dutra outlines the increasingly dangerous political situation leading up to the October 2 national elections and how the left is fighting back.
Lahiru Weerasekera, a student leader and key actor in the people’s movement, discusses the new forms of struggle in the mass protests in Sri Lanka.
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, social conflict inside the country was not put on hold: any illusion that its defence needs might produce a truce in the class struggle soon vanished, reports Dick Nichols.
Tens of thousands of workers, students and members of social movements and Indigenous organisations have been mobilising across Panama to protest the high cost of living, reports People's Dispatch.
Tens of thousands of Panamanians have been mobilising across the country, protesting the high cost of living and demanding support from the national government to face the growing economic and social crisis, reports People's Dispatch.
Cuba and China have recently agreed to expand and strengthen relations, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Progressives should support the call for a United Nations-imposed no-fly zone to block a new invasion by the Turkish state and allied Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups, writes Peter Boyle.
July 19 marked ten years of the Rojava Revolution in North and East Syria, reports Medya News.
The Venezuelan National Assembly unanimously condemned recent comments by former US National Security Advisor John Bolton boasting about his involvement in coup plots against the government of Nicolás Maduro, reports José Luis Granados Ceja.
As the climate crisis deepens, rich states refuse to seriously fund climate adaptation while spending trillions on militarisation and war, writes Murad Qureshi.
United States President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East was all about re-setting relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia, despite their ongoing state violence and repression, reports Barry Sheppard.
China has expressed fears that Musk's Starlink satellite mega constellation could be used for military purposes by the United States, and is considering potential counter-measures, reports Coral Wynter.
On the eve of the Ukraine Recovery Conference, in Lugano, Switzerland, Ukrainian democratic socialist Vitaliy Dudin outlined an alternative vision for reconstruction to deregulation and liberalisation.
Federico Fuentes spoke to Ilya Matveev, Russian anti-war socialist and editorial collective member of Posle, a new anti-war website, about the background and motivations behind Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Texan singer/songwriter/guitarist James McMurtry is a gentle guy, but when he aims to hit governmental or human failings and hypocrisy, he strikes hard, often with wit and sardonic humour, writes Bill Nevins.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading for greens and reds, with new books on work, extractive industry, empire, pandemics, organising and socialism.
Barry Healy reviews a new animated film bringing Anne Frank’s story to life for contemporary audiences.