More than 100 people calling for urgent action to protect native forests from being logged rallied in Martin Place ahead of a debate in parliament. Jim McIlroy reports.
Peace groups have spoken out against the federal government’s “mulling” over sending the Australian army to Europe to train Ukrainian soldiers. Kerry Smith reports.
Four activists wanting to deliver a letter calling for Julian Assange's release were refused entry to Anthony Albanese electorate office. Stephen Langford reports.
Spirits are high at the Knauf factory picket line as members of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign for a decent enterprise agreement. Chris Slee reports.
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties is campaigning for NSW Labor Party delegates to commit to repealing the anti-democratic laws. Josh Pallas reports.
Thousands marched through the streets of Sydney on October 8 chanting "Women, life, freedom" in solidarity with the ongoing uprising in Iran sparked by the killing of Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini, reports Peter Boyle.
New South Wales Labor decided in May that it no longer supports its 2015 and 2019 policy for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Niko Leka reports.
Solutions to the housing crisis and another on the building the climate movement and defending our right to protest were discussed at Ecosocialism 2022. Jim McIlroy reports.
Labor can help the Hazara community by granting refugees permanent residence and citizenship and bringing Hazara refugees abandoned in Indonesia to Australia, Nazanin Sharifi told a rally against Hazara genocide.
The privately-run Indue Cashless Card has been scrapped, although some communities in the NT will still be forced to use a cashless debit card. Alex Salmon reports.
The NSW government’s “silver bullet” solution to manage flood risk is to raise Warragamba Dam even though the global experience is that this increases the danger to communities. Jim McIlroy reports.
The Hazara community is demanding that Labor speak out about the escalation of violence and protect Hazaras in accordance with its international obligations. Janet Parker reports.
Thousands of students are forced into poverty to pursue their degrees, according to a damning report by the National Union of Students. Tyrus Maxwell reports.
Move Beyond Coal activists asked National Australia Bank tellers on George Street, Sydney, to tell their colleagues that NAB should not fund Whitehaven Coal. Coral Wynter reports.
A new movement has developed in response to an attack on Hazara school children in Kabul on September 30 where more than 50 students, mostly girls, were killed and more than 80 others were wounded. Amir Haidari reports.
An indifferent Australian government has looked on as legal due process for Julian Assange has been trashed. Stuart Rees reports on Nils Melzer's new book The Trial of Julian Assange.
The media’s attention is largely focused on personal data and privacy, but we need to examine what data is being collected, how it is being used and better systems to protect personal data, argues Vivien Miley.
Josie Alec told Coral Wynter about the campaign to save ancient Murujuga rock art on the Burrup Peninsula from being destroyed by a fertiliser plant, which could instead operate from a nearby industrial area.
The biggest housing crisis Australia has ever experienced is fast becoming a humanitarian disaster. But, as Angela Carr argues, there are solutions.
Abandoning and demonising our most vulnerable children must end. Western Australia can lead the way by reforming its child bail laws and ensuring children can remain with their families where possible, argues Gerry Georgatos.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s new threatened species action plan does not go far enough, argues Greens Senator Janet Rice.
Dave Riley, long-time socialist, artist, satirist and chef, was an enthusiast about trying out new ventures to broaden the socialist project. Jim McIlroy reports on his life.
One million people voted to expropriate large landlords in Berlin last year, explains Sibylle Kaczorek.
Susan Price spoke to a Hazara woman living in Kabul about the attack on Hazara school children, the protests and response by the Taliban.
The Catalan coalition government of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Together for Catalonia (Junts) split on October 7. Dick Nichols explains why, and what's at stake for the independentist movement.
Hundreds of thousands rallied across Britain calling on the government to address the cost of living crisis. Susan Price reports.
An inflationary tsunami is passing through the world economy, creating economic disorder — in some cases acute political crisis — in every country it touches, writes John Ross.
The expansion of capitalism, through globalisation and imperialism, has caused social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation in Bangladesh, writes Sabrina Syed.
At the United Nations General Assembly, Bolivian President Luis Arce outlined his ambitious vision for changing the global capitalist system. Ben Norton reports.
The turnout for the October 8 "human chain" around British Parliament to demand the release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, exceeded organisers’ expectations, reports Susan Price.
The wholesale, indiscriminate retention of telecommunications data continues to excite legislators and law enforcement in Europe and elsewhere, despite legal challenges, reports Binoy Kampmark.
South America: ‘A Lula victory could have halted the ultra-right, now this possibility is much more difficult’
The stronger-than-expected showing for far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil's first round election has caused much consternation among the Latin American left. Venezuelan socialist Stalin Perez Borges discusses the situation.
Quant is a new documentary examining the impact of fashion designer Mary Quant, whose style became synonymous with "swinging ’60s" London. Barry Healy reviews.
Showcasing a diverse and innovative selection of Palestinian films from around the world, the Palestine Film Festival is a cinematic journey of creative, thought-provoking storytelling, reports Kerry Smith.
A new book edited by jailed former co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Gültan Kışanak, is set to teach the world a lesson about Kurdish women’s determination and resolve, reports Medya News.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for reds and greens.
More than 400,000 Australian women over the age of 55 are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. A new documentary film allows some of them to speak for themselves. Barry Healy reviews.