After a month of protest, logging has been halted and the machines have left Newry State Forest in what Gumbaynggirr custodian Sandy Greenwood described as a “historic moment”. Jim McIlroy reports.
Jason Siwat, a representative of the PNG Catholic Bishops Conference told a forum that refugees who were sent to Manus Island are now stuck in Papua New Guinea, reports Chris Slee.
Anti-war students and others protested a two-day master class on nuclear submarines at the University of WA. Alex Salmon reports.
One hundred people protested outside Woodside's WA headquarters, calling on it to stop exploration for a new gas field at Burrup Hub off the Pilbara coast. Alex Salmon reports.
The family of Dunghutti-Tharawal teenager George Campbell who died while in the care of NSW Department of Communities and Justice are calling for urgent changes and accountability. Kerry Smith reports.
Residents are calling on Australia Post not to close Glenroy Post Office, close to accessible public transport and in a big shopping centre. Sue Bolton reports.
Grantley Ingram from the Demerge NSW Alliance said the 2016 forced amalgamation of councils has been a “failure” and called on NSW MPs to support binding plebiscites on council deamalgamations. Pip Hinman reports.
Construction union spokesperson Jade Ingham spoke to Alex Bainbridge about the union's demands on Labor at its national conference.
Thousands of people rallied against AUKUS, for forests and housing and rent reforms outside Labor's national conference. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Close to 150 residents packed out the Lara Golf Club to raise concerns about Prospect Hill International waste-to-energy incinerator proposal. Angela Carr reports.
Waterloo South resident and public housing activist Karyn Brown has condemned NSW Labor’s decision to demolish and redevelop Waterloo South. Rachel Evans reports.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas Against Gas and supporters called on Tamboran Resources to stop plans to frack the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. Jim McIlroy reports.
Activists joined members of the Indian Diaspora outside Victorian Parliament to show solidarity with the indigenous Kuki-Zo minority, who are being targeted by Hindu extremist organisations in Manipur. Jordan AK reports.
Rank-and-file teachers have launched a ticket to contest the NSW Teachers Federation elections which runs until September 20. Sean Valenzuela and Rachel Evans report.
Fifty refugees rallied outside the electorate office of Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil to demand permanent residency for thousands living on temporary visas. Chris Slee reports.
The No New Gas Coalition says science is clear: there is no room for new gas projects in a climate catastrophe. Jim McIlroy reports.
“Protect Country and our climate” was the headline message of a protest outside the Labor Party national conference opening. Alex Bainbridge reports.
The Islamic Council of Victoria is among one of 40 Islamic organisations to call on the federal government to use its “considerable influence” to pressure the Indian government to stop the persecution of Muslims and other minorities in India. Peter Boyle reports.
A culturally significant Djab Wurrung Birthing Tree, near Buangor, has been vandalised prompting calls for better cultural heritage laws. Kerry Smith reports.
Niko Leka asked Alexa Stewart from Rising Tide about the protest in Muloobinba/Newcastle in November to block the world’s biggest coal port.
The Monash University branch of the National Tertiary Education Union took their enterprise bargaining campaign to prospective students, after a year of very little progress. Brenna Dempsey reports.
Residents of Techno Park Estate in Williamstown are campaigning against their eviction by the Hobson Bay City Council. Elizabeth Bantas reports.
WA Labor Premier Roger Cook’s decision to repeal the new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage laws comes after sustained opposition to them from vested mining, pastoral and farming interests. Chris Jenkins reports.
The Rally for Forests in Naarm/Melbourne used puppetry to get its message across. Jordan AK reports.
Residents called on Labor to stand by the northern suburbs and acquire the site to ensure the future of Preston Market. Darren Saffin reports.
Rising Tide climate justice activist Alexa Stuart talks to Nikola Leka about the plans for the biggest-ever blockade of Newcastle’s coal port.
Iván Barreto Lopez and Marianniz Díaz Hernández spoke to students and staff at the University of Sydney about Cuba's remarkable achievements in spite of the punishing US blockade. Rachel Evans reports.
Socialist Alliance condemns the recent brutal attack on students by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad hate mobs — the youth wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the West Bengal police.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's argument that long-term government is counterposed to pro-working class policies contains major flaws, argues Alex Bainbridge.
A group of former judges, who make up The Australia Institute’s National Integrity Committee, issued an open letter to the Australian public calling for support for the Voice to Parliament, reports Kerry Smith.
Philip Lowe said he is proud of the RBA’s unpopular role in forcing working people to bear the burden of “fighting inflation”. But don’t count on interest rates stopping rising inflation; unemployment is going up, too. Peter Boyle reports.
A report by the Antipoverty Centre, published by GetUp!, reveals just how punishing “mutual obligation” schemes are for those on JobSeeker and Youth Allowance. Isaac Nellist reports.
The campaign for fair water flow and better monitoring and regulation in the Murray Darling Basin Plan has to continue, argues Tracey Carpenter.
Margaret Kelly, who has been resisting the demolition of her home in the Barak Beacon housing estate, told a Green Left forum that the tenants thought they were in their “lifetime home”.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has decided that native title law had run roughshod over First Nations rights in deciding against the Wunna Nyiyaparli people. Paul Gregoire reports.
First Nations activists supporting the progressive No case say Labor could make practical reforms now, without a referendum. Peter Boyle argues that, regardless of the referendum outcome, the struggle for First Nations’ justice will have to continue.
We should be wary of any plea deal which makes Assange admit guilt, Binoy Kampmark argues, because it would be merely changing the prison warden.
As killings continue in Sydney streets, Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann has stepped up her call for the legal regulation of cocaine. Paul Gregoire reports.
Global warming — the result of fossil fuel burning — means bushfires will become more frequent and severe. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is blindingly obvious, as is adaptation. David Bowman reports.
An eight-member fact-finding team, comprising leftists, lawyers, Dalit and women’s rights activists from across India, visited affected villages and relief camps across the northeastern state of Manipur from August 10‒14, reports Susan Price.
Ukrainian state-backed project, “I Want to Live”, says it plans to start exchanging Russian prisoners of war (POWs) for anti-war political prisoners jailed in Russia, reports Federico Fuentes.
A Moscow court has rejected an appeal by Ukrainian human rights activist Maksym Butkevych against his 13-year jail sentence, reports Federico Fuentes.
Extreme right libertarian candidate Javier Milei won just over 30% of the vote in Argentina’s August 13 primary elections. Federico Fuentes looks behind the result and what this could mean for October's presidential election.
Luisa González of the left-wing Citizens Revolution Movement and Daniel Noboa of the right-wing National Democratic Action Alliance will contest a run-off election in October, following the outcome of Ecuador's August 20 general election, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Powerful interests are still pushing Kyiv in the direction of fossil fuels and nuclear energy, writes Simon Pirani.
In Montana, in the United States, a court has found in favour of 16 young people, aged from 5 to 22, who argued that their constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment was violated by permitting fossil fuel projects, reports Binoy Kampmark.
Centre-left candidate Bernardo Arévalo de León from the Movimiento Semilla (Seed Movement) won a decisive victory in Guatemala's presidential run-off election on August 20 against the “pact of the corrupt”, reports Laura Salome Canteros.
Cancer victim Henrietta Lacks’ family reached an out of court settlement with medical company Thermo Fisher Scientific in the United States on August 2, related to the unauthorised use of her cervical cancer cells in medical research since the 1950s, reports Malik Miah.
In Part 2 of our interview, John Smith, author of Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation and Capitalism’s Final Crisis, discusses Russia, China, multipolarity and anti-imperialism today with Green Left's Federico Fuentes.
In Part 2 of our interview, Left Bloc leader Jorge Costa discusses the recent rise of the far-right Chega (Enough) party in Portugal, with Green Left’s Dick Nichols.
Indian students are demanding their University take action against hazing rituals, which they say are linked to growing Islamophobic and casteist attacks, reports Isaac Nellist.
Barry Sheppard reports on the deadly firestorm in Maui and how real estate developers are seeking to profiteer from the disaster.
Nigerian group, Socialist Labour, released a statement on August 1, in response to the coup in the neighbouring country of Niger and the threat of foreign military intervention including by Nigeria.
Vijay Prashad argues that the recent coups in West Africa represent “Colonel’s Coups” — coups of ordinary people who have no other options. That is why the coup in Niger is being defended in mass rallies from Niamey to the small, remote towns that border Libya.
Elections across six states in Malaysia resulted in a continuation of the status quo on August 12. Meanwhile, the Socialist Party of Malaysia also contested the elections, cooperating with the youth-based Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA), in a bid to counter the growing race- and religion-based politics in the country, reports Isaac Nellist.
Peter Boyle spoke to Ryan Capozzi from Solidarity Minded, a mutual aid group specialising in mental health that is planning to work with Yezidi survivors of the Daesh (Islamic State) massacre in Iraqi Kurdistan nine years ago.
International scrutiny of Indonesia's brutal occupation of West Papua was given a boost with the release of the documentary Paradise Bombed, which details Indonesia’s military occupation of West Papua and its 2021 bombing of Kiwirok and surrounding remote mountain villages, reports Leo Earle.
Scientists, environmentalists and fisherfolk from around the Pacific took part in a global media conference on August 10 as part of the campaign to stop Japan’s planned dumping of nuclear waste water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, reports Peter Boyle.
Two small progressive parties, the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) and the Malaysian United Democracy Alliance (MUDA) have been campaigning for a "new politics" in the August 12 Malaysian state elections, reports Peter Boyle.
The atomic bomb created the conditions of contingent catastrophe, forever placing the world on the precipice of existential doom. But in doing so, it created a philosophy of acceptable cruelty, worthy extinction and legitimate extermination — explored in Christopher Nolan's film, Oppenheimer, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Jenny Fitzgibbon reviews Hannah Gwatkin's climate cabaret, Eco-Worrier, which is on again at Sydney's Fringe Festival in September.
Cabaret performer and "Eco-Worrier" Hannah Gwatkin speaks with Alex Bainbridge about her climate cabaret coming up at the Sydney Fringe.
This poetry and prose anthology book was conceived in the wake of New Mexico's worst natural disaster in written history, writes Bill Nevins.