More than 100 community and union activists turned out on to the steps of Geelong Town Hall to say “no room for racism”. Sue Bull reports.
Women’s rights organisations have voiced their concern with Labor and the NSW Police's law-and-order approach. Josh Adams reports.
A packed-out forum on how to stop AUKUS reinforced the widespread view that the military pact between Australia, Britain and the United States is deeply unpopular. Jim McIlroy reports.
More than half of all deaths, or serious injuries, in NSW Police operations between 2017-2022 have been linked to mental health crises. Caitlin O’Keeffe-White reports.
The Australian Western Sahara Association protested near the FIFA Women’s World Cup match between Morocco and Germany, calling for an end to sport washing. Kerry Smith reports.
Kurds and their supporters rallied as part of global protests over the "canceling" of Kurdistan in Treaty of Lausanne, 100 years ago. Peter Boyle reports.
Protesters demanded Labor end immigration detention and offshore processing and provide permanent safety for all refugees. It also called for an end to boat turn-backs. Alex Salmon reports.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of State Library Victoria to demand permanent visas for refugees. Lachie McQueen and Chloe DS report.
Norlane residents have swung into action, with newly-elected Socialist Alliance local councillor Sarah Hathway, to ensure the area remains safe and welcoming to all. Sue Bull reports.
Activists delivered a giant letter calling for Julian Assange to be freed to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s electorate office in Marrickville. Karen Hemming reports.
Jason Bilney, Chair of the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation that led the fight to stop the radioactive dump, described the judge’s finding as a “victory for all First Nations people”. Renfrey Clarke reports.
Environmental and climate advocacy groups have asked the ACCC to investigate alleged greenwashing by the Australian Petroleum Producers and Exploration Association. Kerry Smith reports.
Margaret Kelly, the last resident at the Barak Beacon public housing estate, told a vigil outside Victorian Parliament that an order had been given for her eviction. Jordan AK reports.
The Australian Anti-Bases Campaign, Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition and other peace groups organised a protest against the Talisman Sabre war games outside Sydney Town Hall. Jim McIlroy reports.
Action for Public Housing’s forum attracted more than 100 people in person and on-line to discuss alternatives to the demolition of public housing. Jim McIlroy reports.
Isaac Nellist and Leo Earle go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.
Following 16 months of negotiations over pay and conditions, the Finance Sector Union has recommended its members accept a new industry-leading enterprise agreement with NAB. Jim McIlroy reports.
Environment groups said the refusal by the Big Four banks to renew a $1 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal — the country’s biggest coal-only mining company — is a win for people power. Jim McIlroy reports.
Refugee rights activists held a protest outside Jim Chalmers’ electoral office, calling on Labor to deliver better policy for refugees and asylum seekers. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Merri-bek City Councillors Sue Bolton and Monica Harte organised a community protest against the $368 billion AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Anti-war and peace activists will shine a spotlight on the Talisman Sabre war games on July 29 at a “Calling for a Peaceful Pacific” conference. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist and refugee rights activist Chloe DS go through the latest news from Australia and around the world.
More than three decades after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, no capitalist country has made any serious effort to decarbonise. Alex Bainbridge argues for system change.
Organising community solidarity helps defend LGBTIQ rights, a roundtable concluded. Rachel Evans reports.
A CFMEU initiative for a corporate super profit tax to fund social and affordable housing couldn’t have come at a better time. Pip Hinman reports.
The No campaign opposes the movement for First Nations sovereignty and a genuine, continent-wide, Treaty process. But the Yes campaign politically surrenders to the right on this core issue, argues Peter Boyle.
Online protests have stopped Johnson & Johnson from enforcing secondary patents on a critical drug used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Joshua Nicholls reports.
Nova Sobieralski and Chloe Holmes delivered the following presentations to
“Something that pretends to be a great change, but provides none, is not a step in the right direction”, argues the Blak Sovereign Movement.
The stakes are high. “Ecosocialism or extinction” is not an empty phrase, Susan Price argues, when discussing capitalism and its rapacious drive for profit and how we win a democratic, ecologically sustainable, safe climate future.
Here is a compilation of videos from Ecosocialism 2023: A World Beyond Capitalism conference, hosted by Green Left and co-sponsored by Socialist Alliance.
Video of the talk by Mike Treen of Unite Union in Aotearoa/New Zealand at the Ecosocialism 2023 conference.
There should be great scepticism about the Japanese govenment plan to dispose of 1.3 million radioactive tonnes of waste water from the failed Fukushima nuclear reactor into the Pacific. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Bevan Ramsden asks whether federal Labor’s fears of another United States intervention in domestic politics, such under Gough Whitlam, underpins its enthusiastic acceptance of AUKUS?
Inter-ethnic conflict in Manipur, India, has already cost more than 130 lives, grievously injured hundreds and displaced more than 50,000 people, writes NT. The weaponisation of sexual violence has prompted calls for the Supreme Court to step in to bring justice for the victims.
Anti-war protesters formed a human chain around the perimeter of the United States military base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on July 27, the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, reports Peter Boyle.
Internationally renowned Marxist sociologist and anti-war socialist Boris Kagarlitsky is currently being held in a Russian pre-trial detention centre and faces the possibility of up to 7 years’ jail if found guilty of the trumped-up charge of “justifying terrorism”. Federico Fuentes reports.
Green Left's European correspondent Dick Nichols analyses the July 23 Spanish general election.
Dockworkers ended their strike in British Columbia, following a controversial ruling by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to declare their strike illegal, reports Jeff Shantz.
Filipino socialist activist and Party of the Labouring Masses (PLM) chairperson Sonny Melencio speaks with Federico Fuentes about global imperialism and the Filipino left’s response to the threat of a US-China war.
Tens of thousands of Peruvians took to the streets across the country on July 19 to protest the Dina Boluarte coup government, reports Ana Zorita, marking the first of 10 days of national action called for by unions and grassroots organisations.
The Escolásticas community in Querétaro state, Mexico, has been subjected to extreme police repression, as it struggles to protect land and water from private interests, reports Tamara Pearson.
Fred Leplat, on behalf of British organisation, Anti*Capitalist Resistance, critically examines the controversial supply of cluster munitions from the United States to Ukraine.
The controversial decision by United States President Joe Biden’s administration to send cluster munitions to Ukraine has drawn widespread condemnation, report Barry Shepherd and Malik Miah.
Bárbara Navarrete, newly-elected secretary general of the Communist Youth of Chile speaks to Taroa Zúñiga Silva.
The Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) and the Malaysian United Democracy Alliance (MUDA) have agreed on an electoral pact for the upcoming state assembly elections on August 12, reports Peter Boyle.
The picket lines are back up and dock workers in ports along the coast of British Columbia are again on strike after rejecting a deal mediated by the federal government, reports Jeff Shantz.
Talk by Clifton D'Rozario of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation on "Caste and class in India today" at #Ecosocialism2023 conference.
The International Monetary Fund approved a larger-than-expected conditional loan — worth US$3 billion — for Pakistan, on July 12, reports Farooq Tariq. But ordinary people will pay the cost.
Thousands of peace activists will form a human chain around the largest United States overseas military base in the world, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on July 27, as part of a campaign for an official agreement to end the Korean War, reports Peter Boyle.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) — representing 160,000 actors across the United States — went on strike on July 14, joining writers on the picket lines, reports Malik Miah.
Peter Boyle spoke to SooYoung Hwang from the Korean Peace Appeal about the campaign to end the Korean War.
The world lost a powerful force for justice on July 28, when poet, activist, singer and inspiration to millions, Sinéad O’Connor died at 56, writes Leo Earle.
Alex Salmon reviews Shon Faye’s debut book, The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice.
With the hopes of a nation delicately balanced, the Matildas took on the Republic of Ireland, in front of a record crowd of 75,784, in their opening game of the Women’s World Cup. Leo Earle takes a look behind the tournament.
Damian Balassone, on the poverty of spirit.
A new documentary, Tasmania’s Forest Carbon, presents a powerful argument to end native forest logging in Tasmania, reports Susan Price.
Wildfires, deadly heat, climate strategy, sensing the world, anti-science, mining resistance. Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six important new books for reds and greens.
If you have attended a protest in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane recently, you likely will have experienced the music and colour of the Riff Raff Radical Marching Band, writes Ruth Heymann.