Senator Lidia Thorpe has quit the Greens Party to sit on the Senate crossbench and help build a strong grassroots Blak Sovereign Movement. Ben Radford reports.
The Australian Tamil community and supporters rallied outside the Sri Lankan High Commission on the 75th anniversary of Tamil Oppression Day. Stanley Blair reports.
A Move Beyond Coal national webinar discussed the crisis impacting the Adani Group and its implications for the Carmichael coal project in Queensland, reports Jim McIlroy.
A protest was organised by Move Beyond Coal outside Blackrock and Barclays Bank against their continued support for Adani/Bravus Carmichael coal mine in Western Queensland. Coral Wynter reports.
Kurds and supporters began a month-long campaign to free imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan by sailing through iconic Sydney Harbour in a flag and banner-dressed yacht. Peter Boyle reports.
Twin earthquakes have devastated Kurdish towns and cities in Turkey and Syria. But the Turkish and Syrian governments have not been providing desperately needed emergency aid, explains Gulfer Olan.
About 100 refugees and supporters gathered outside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s electoral office in Marrickville to call for permanent protection for all refugees. Isaac Nellist reports.
More than 200 floats will be included in this year’s Mardi Gras, which is expected to be one of the biggest yet, but the selection is being questioned. Josh Adams reports.
Survivors of child sexual abuse and LGBTIQ rights group Community Action for Rainbow Rights initiated protests in the lead-up to and at George Pell’s memorial service. Rachel Evans reports.
Chanting "Free, free Palestine" and "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free", protesters protested Israel's slaughter of Palestinian refugees. Alex Bainbridge reports.
More than 150 people from across Australia and New Zealand attended the Palestine Solidarity Conference to discuss how to raise public awareness about Palestinian human rights and oppression. Michael Bull reports.
Episode 1, February 3, 2023. Ben Radford and Isaac Nellist host a new Green Left news podcast featuring the latest news from Australia and around the world.
Two days of protests outside the Myanmar Embassy marked the second anniversary of the military coup in Burma/Myanmar. Paul Oboohov reports.
A protest was held in Sydney against the Israeli apartheid state's upsurge in deadly attacks against the Palestinian people. Peter Boyle reports.
Activists are fighting to stop logging in a Victorian government-promised National Park in Western Victoria. Chris Peterson reports.
The Alliance Against Political Persecutions rallied outside the United States Embassy to call on US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to intercede on behalf of Julian Assange. Paul Oboohov reports.
Coroner Simon McGregor, who conducted the inquest into the death in prison of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, said Victoria’s Bail Act needs to be “urgently” amended. Chris Slee reports.
Donna Nelson, the mother of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, has spoken out about the failures of the system and called for changes to the bail laws. Kerry Smith reports.
Two women have taken action to stop logging in Yarratt Forest, north of Taree, by suspending themselves from trees with ropes. Kerry Smith reports.
Action for Public Housing organised a free sausage sizzle as part of building support for a pre-election rally on February 11 to demand housing justice in NSW. Rachel Evans reports.
Faulty valves, broken vents and a myriad of technical problems have already been shown to be standard operational features in Santos’ gas projects, reports North West Protection Advocacy.
Tens of thousands of people joined Invasion Day protests around the country on January 26.
The 20th anniversary of the then largest protest in world history is on February 15. As time passes, memories fade. But the huge 2003 protest against the Iraq war was worth remembering, argues Alex Bainbridge.
It seems like no government official or senior public servant realised the Robodebt scheme was illegal, but the idea that the Coalition government didn’t know exactly what it was doing is preposterous, argues Zane Alcorn.
In a recent address, Professor Thalia Anthony discussed colonisation through a Marxist framework, including the ongoing impacts on First Nations people in Alice Springs. Niko Leka reports.
Jim McIlroy writes about how a recent hospital stay has underlined why we need to fight to defend and extend the priceless public hospital system.
NSW Labor is a clear favourite to win the March 25 election. But Suzanne James reviews the field and asks is Labor’s lead really as big as it looks?
Reza Berati’s death has become a symbol of the brutality and impunity of the offshore imprisonment of asylum seekers and refugees, argues Janet Parker, on the ninth anniversary of his brutal death on Manus Island.
First Nations people and organisations have continued to propose solutions and call for genuine consultation between affected communities at all levels of government. But, as Jacob Andrewartha reports, they are being sidelined.
Digital rights activist and author Lizzie O’Shea discusses gambling reform.
John Garcia, a passionate and sincere person, spent much of his life fighting for rights for First Nations peoples and refugees. Robynne Murphy, his friend and comrade, writes about his life.
For many young people, the fact that modern Australia emerged from a colonial-settler society founded on the violent dispossession of First Nations peoples is a self-evident fact. Sarah Hathway and Sam Wainwright comment on a significant political shift underway.
The Australian government must not remain silent about one of the worst upsurges in violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for many years, argues Khaled Ghannam.
The Treasurer’s “values-based capitalism” looks like it will include cuts to public spending, greater private investment, cuts to services and greater upfront costs, argues Graham Matthews.
Data privacy, digital rights, gambling reform and more on the Green Left Show with Lizzie O'Shea and Suzanne James.
The setting of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight reflects the consensus that Russia's Ukraine invasion has brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1980s. Here is the plan proposed by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
The Doomsday Clock has crept the closest it is ever been as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the minute hand to 90 seconds to midnight. Paul Gregoire reports.
Sensationalism of events in Mparntwe is placing First Nations young people at risk, argues Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe. The group has invited the PM to listen to them about finding solutions.
Alcohol bans and law and order responses to crime in Alice Springs haven’t worked in the past — and won’t work now
The current frenzy around the Alice Springs crime wave risks risks repeating the same moral panics and deployment of top-down policies which disempower First Nations people, write Thalia Anthony and Vanessa Napaltjari Davis.
Malaysian socialist Soh Sook Hwa, addressing the recent Socialist Alliance national conference, talked about the need for action and solidarity to confront the climate crisis. Susan Price reports.
Canadian police need to come clean about their own use of deadly force, writes Jeff Shantz.
About half a million workers took strike action across Britain on February 1, writes Terry Conway, in the biggest wave of strikes for over a decade.
Angry protests have been held in Paris and 267 other towns around France against President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the standard retirement age from 62 to 64, reports John Mullen.
Ukrainian socialist and author of Ukraine and the Empire of Capital Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the key domestic factors that shaped Ukrainian politics from independence to Russia’s invasion.
Ian Ellis-Jones takes on the Cuban right-wing internet trolls.
Burkina Faso’s government decided on January 18 to ask French military forces to leave the country within a month, reports Vijay Prashad.
US ecosocialist: ‘Support Ukraine against Russia’s military imperialism and the West’s economic imperialism’
Howie Hawkins discusses the recently formed Ukraine Solidarity Network and the challenges of building solidarity with Ukraine while opposing US imperialism.
Stop Wapenhandel and The Transnational Institute co-produced an important dossier in November that details the enormous funds the West is spending on a new arms race, reports Pip Hinman.
While Israeli soldiers stormed Jenin and killed 10 Palestinians, members of Israeli registered professional cycling teams were training on roads in and around Geelong, writes Lisa Gleeson.
Malik Miah asks what this latest cop killing says about policing and why abolition is the only answer.
Half a million trade unionists are gearing up for a national day of strike action on February 1, across England, Scotland and Wales, writes Terry Conway.
Jorge Escalante discusses the protest movement, the nature of the Boluarte coup government and what it might take to bring it down.
British comedian Kate Smurthwaite discusses the power of comedy as a force for good, with Alex Bainbridge.
Michael Adams new book, Hanging Ned Kelly: Elijah Upjohn, the hangmen and the underbelly of colonial Australia, exposes how executioners were forced to do the colonial ruling classes' dirty work. Alex Salmon reviews.
Mat Ward looks back at January's political news and the best new music that related to it.