Green Left journalist Peter Boyle called on the Australian government to condemn the Turkish military's continued use of banned chemical weapons against Kurdish freedom fighters in northern Iraq/south Kurdistan.
Anti-poverty activists and welfare recipients called on Social Services minister Amanda Rishworth to raise welfare payments on the International Day for Eradicating Poverty. Isaac Nellist reports.
Activists are calling for the end to native forest logging in NSW state forests. Rachel Evans reports.
National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Technology Sydney struck for improved pay and better job security for a half day. Jim McIlroy reports.
More than three councils and many residents opposed Racing Victoria’s 2004 proposal to build a flood wall around Flemington Racecourse because it would exacerbate flood risk in the area. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Socialist Alliance candidates say the cost of living and housing affordability crises is “a crisis of capitalism”. Sue Bull reports.
It was always ambitious to try and overhaul WA’s biggest union in one election and Team Fenn did well considering the incumbent’s resources. Chris Jenkins reports.
Campaigns for First Nations justice, housing and international solidarity were discussed at the Festival of the Daring as part of Ecosocialism 2022. Kerry Smith reports.
Greens, Socialist Alliance and Australian Progressives protested against the stage 3 tax cuts for the rich at Treasurer Jim Chalmers' Logan office. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Apple workers took action as part of nationwide industrial action by the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. Tyrus Maxwell and Theodore Catt report.
In yet another blow to the right to protest, Labor’s NSW conference significantly watered-down a motion calling for the party to drop support for anti-protest laws. Josh Pallas reports.
Sue Bolton, Merri-bek Socialist Alliance councillor and Victorian election candidate, is calling for an ‘empty property tax’ to force landlords to stop land banking. Darren Saffin reports.
Residents concerned about local democracy from as far as Bombala and the Central Coast as well as Pittwater lobbied NSW Labor delegates to keep councils local. Video and report by Peter Boyle.
The Alliance for Gambling Reform has found that people had lost more than $11.4 billion to poker machines in pubs and clubs across five states last year. Darren Saffin reports.
Hundreds at a rally in Martin Place were urged to keep organising solidarity actions with the feminist uprising in Iran that have now run for a month following the death in custody of Kurdish woman Jina/Zina Mahsa Amini. Peter Boyle reports.
The connection between the manufactured debt crisis in the global South, the collapse of public health systems and the continuing disastrous financing and use of fossil fuels were discussed at Ecosocialim 2022. Chloe DS reports.
University of Sydney NTEU members told Jim McIlroy on the picket line that the “big battle” is with a management that wants to “take away long-standing staff rights and entitlements”.
Make no mistake, DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman Senator Lidia Thorpe is under attack because of her militancy, argues Sue Bolton.
Socialist Alliance (Australia) adopted the following resolutions, on September 18, condemning Russia's attack on Ukraine, opposing NATO expansion and rejecting the war drive on China.
Peace activists in Australia should be demanding that Australia's Prime Minister listen to the just requests of the Ukrainian people and government, argues Federico Fuentes.
Progressives need to build support for the right of the peoples of the Pacific to self-determination, free from interference, including from our own government, argues Sam Wainwright.
The Labor government has introduced new bills aiming to eliminate gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Andrea Bortoli reports.
Federal Labor is softening us up for more budget cuts, as interest rates continue to climb and a recession looms. Sue Bull reports.
Australia’s slide towards war has continued since the May election, and Labor's war powers inquiry may do nothing to stop it. Alison Broinowksi reports.
All state and territory governments are focused on the renewables transition, so why is the nuclear power “debate” refusing to die? Dr Jim Green investigates.
Barangaroo has opened under new management and its rival Star Entertainment Group is now in the regulator’s cross hairs. Suzanne James reviews the state of play in Australia’s post-Bergin casino industry.
Shocking video footage was released on October 18, showing the painful death of two young Kurdish freedom fighters, who were among 17 people recently killed in a chemical weapons attack by Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.
An estimated 140,000 people marched in Paris, France, on October 16 to demand greater investment in climate action, higher wages and an emergency freeze on the prices of groceries, rent, and energy, reports Julia Conley.
Marcel Cartier spoke to Communist Party of Iran leaders Marzieh Nazeri and Abbas Mansouran about the uprising that has been sweeping Iran for more than a month.
Across Europe, protests have been growing over rising gas prices. Politicians have sought to blame Putin’s war or sanctions. How should ecosocialists approach the interrelated issues of climate, war, gas prices and international solidarity? Christian Zeller responds.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro denounced climate inaction and called for an end to the war on drugs in his impassioned speech to the United Nations general assembly on September 20, reports Ana Zorita.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians took to the streets protesting the government’s request for foreign military intervention in Haiti. Tanya Wadhwa reports.
Bougainvillean President Ishmael Toroama has accused the Australian government of throwing its support behind the government of Papua New Guinea to destabilise Bougainville’s right to self-determination.
For the first time since the Islamic revolution, Iranians are united and are targeting the central pillars of the Islamic republic, including the concentration of power and authority in the hands of the ruling clergy, reports *Suzan Azadi.
Just over one year ago, around 1 million out of 1.9 million Berliners voted to expropriate corporate landlords owning 3000 apartments or more, writes Sibylle Kaczorek, affecting around 240,000 properties in the German capital.
Cuba’s tourism industry has been picking up after the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a halt, but the United States' latest aggressive action seriously threatens its viability, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.
The forthcoming Black Swan Theatre Company production of Oil asks the question: "How do we manage our finite resources? Is there any resource more infinite than love?" Barry Healy reports.
What do sunflowers, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, soup and protest have to do with each other? Hungarian cultural specialist Anita Zsurzsán discusses capitalism, climate crisis and "art washing".
Cloaked in mesmerising cinematography and flashy special effects, the American production company Marvel has been instrumental in promoting militarism, writes Jessica Buxbaum.
Rachel Perkins' new series, The Australian Wars, is a powerful history of colonial wars of occupation against First Nations peoples, writes Andrew Chuter.
Perth's Black Swan Theatre Company has raised the profile of sport-related concussion in a new play, Barracking for the Umpire and by organising a public forum on the subject. Barry Healy reports.