Issue 1383


Demolition of the public housing estate began in early June, even while residents live there. Jordan A K and Chloe DS reports.

Likely new Geelong councillor Sarah Hathway said residents are mounting a big campaign to save their libraries, and stop the cuts, but are concerned that the city's councillors will let them down again. Sue Bull reports. 

Wiradjuri person and resident Carolyn Ienna wants the NSW government to add more buildings to the Wentworth Park housing estate and quicky, but not to pull it down. Kerry Smith reports.

Green Left News podcast Ep 11, June 13, 2023

Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist and refugee rights activist Chloe DS go through the latest news from Australia and around the world. 

Unions want Labor to change the law to stop bosses from misusing labour hire clauses to reduce pay rates, and have launched a campaign to get it done. Jim McIlroy reports.

Wiradjuri person Carolyn Ienna is one of just two remaining public housing tenants in a public housing block in Glebe, and she doesn’t want to be forced out. Jim McIlroy reports.

Green Left News Podcast Ep 10, June 6, 2023

Green Left journalist's Isaac Nellist and Leo Earle go through the latest news from Australia and around the world. 

Protesters march on NSW Parliament. Photo: Peter Boyle

Climate activists and unionists rallied in various cities for World Environment Day, calling for an end to new coal and gas projects for anti-protest laws to be scrapped. Jim McIlroy, Sue Bull & Niko Leka report. 

A motion supporting AUKUS was rejected by Queensland Labor delegates at its conference in Mackay. Alex Bainbridge reports.

An overwhelming majority of Community and Public Sector Union members gave the thumbs down to the Australian Public Service Commission pay offer on June 1. Jim McIlroy reports.

Australia-Cuba Friendship Society volunteers launch the campaign on June 3

The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society launched the 2023 From Australia to Cuba with Love campaign. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Activists are protesting on the steps of Victorian Parliament each Thursday in June to demand public housing. Jordan AK reports.

Sudanese solidarity rally in Meanjin/Brisbane on June 3

Protesters marched in Meanjin/Brisbane for peace and justice in Sudan. Alex Bainbridge reports.


The RBA wants unemployment to go up

The Reserve Banks of Australia's talk about the need to “increase productivity” means less regulation and more “flexibility” for the bosses. Mary Merkenich and Pip Hinman report.

The first Arctic ice-free summer could be in the 2030s, a decade earlier than projections reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. David Spratt writes we should not be shocked.

Japanese Marxist writer and academic Kohei Saito

Kohei Saito argues there are five important reasons why we need to move beyond capitalism to deal with the ecological and social crises besetting the world today. Peter Boyle reports.

Throughout Australian history, housing has been an exception among essential services, otherwise provided by the state. Alistair Sisson argues Labor can be pushed to change its appoach.

Jonathan Sriranganathan reflects on his time in a wide ranging interview with Alex Banbridge just before stepping down as Gabba Ward councillor in the Brisbane City Council.

Declining levels of public housing, non-existent rent controls and annual investor tax concessions are some reasons for the spiralling cost of housing, argues Andrew Chuter.

The opposition to the AUKUS deal grows

While Prime Minister Anthony Albanese talks up the AUKUS deal, opposition is growing among unionists and retired defence officials. Pip Hinman reports.

Beneath the outrage around PricewaterhouseCoopers conflict-of-interest allegations lies a decades-old, bitter truth: once government accountability was privatised, it was only ever going to end one way. Suzanne James reports.

Mining CEOs Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest are still topping the Rich List. Image: Green Left

Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest are still at the top the Rich List, their fortunes growing because the mining boom and tax rules favouring the 1%. Josh Adams reports.

In seeking to justify its decision to enter the AUKUS alliance, the federal government has referred to values shared by the United States and Britain. But are they the values most Australians share, asks Tony Smith?

Treating housing as a commodity has made it inaccessible to people who need homes. But it doesn’t have to be like this, argues Peter Boyle.

The classification of Australia as a “domestic source” within Title III of the United States' Defense Production Act should sound alarm bells. Paul Gregoire reports.

The market mechanism models that underpin climate policymaking have failed and an era of climate disruption is now upon us, argues David Spratt.


Clifton D'Rosario

Clifton D' Rozario, a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, and guest speaker at the upcoming Ecosocialism 2023 conference, discusses the rise of Narendra Modi and how the left is fighting back against his fascist regime.

Maung Zarni

Burmese educator, academic, and human rights activist, Maung Zarni, spoke to Green Left’s Chloe DS ahead of his participation in the Ecosocialism 2023 conference, on July 1–2.

It is time for wealthy nations to acknowledge their debt to the third world and pay their dues in the form of climate reparations, reports Peter Boyle.

March in the streets for Colombia

Thousands took to the streets across Colombia, on June 7, in support of the labour, pension and healthcare reforms proposed by the Gustavo Petro government, reports Zoe Alexandra.

The Communist Party of Swaziland is set to launch a “Break the Chains” campaign to demand the release of political prisoners, reports Peoples Dispatch.

India train disaster 2023

By all indications, Balasore will be remembered as one of India's worst rail disasters in years with the scale of trauma and devastation still unfolding, writes CPIML (Liberation).

SIngapore Kristian Marc Paul

Kristian-Marc Paul, an activist in the Singapore climate justice movment, spoke to Green Left’s Peter Boyle ahead of his participation in the Ecosocialism 2023 conference on July 1–2.

Sea birds

Worldwide, 49% of all wild bird species are in steep decline, according to a new report, writes Ian Angus.

Mountain Valley Pipeline

The "debt ceiling crisis" provided the pretext for rolling back environmental, economic and social policies, while corporations benefitted the most from the deal struck between Democrats and Republicans, reports Barry Sheppard.

Sozdar Dêrik

Sozdar Dêrik, commander of the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) speaks to Cristina Mas, in Barcelona.

Green Left speaks to Clifton D'Rozario, a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation about the rise of the Narendra Modi government in India.


Scenes from a climate era

Leo Earle reviews Belvoir St Theatre’s new production, which is a smorgasbord of short plays that reflects us to an audience of us.

Debra Dank Stella Prize

Tony Smith reviews Debra Dank's award-winning book, We Come With This Place.

Ukraine book cover

Chris Slee reviews Yuliya Yurchenko’s book, Ukraine and the Empire of Capital. Published in 2018, it traces Ukraine's evolution since 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved and Ukraine became independent.

Rihab Charida told a Nakba event about her work in Lebanon in the Palestinian refugee camps recording the stories of her elders, at risk of being lost forever.