Issue 1393


The annual Reclaim the Night rally was followed the next day by a conference discussing feminist campaigns organised by the Geelong Women Unionists Network. Jacqueline Kriz reports.

Residents across the inner west showed their support for changes to the New South Wales Local Government Act, which would respect residents views on council demergers. Pip Hinman reports.

Journalists and others have accused the ABC of downplaying the death of Gaza-based freelance journalist Roshdi Sarraj, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike. Elizabeth Bantas reports.

Jewish activists occupied defence minister Richard Marles' office to protest Labor’s support for Israel’s war on Gaza. Sue Bull reports.

Ali Kazak, a former Palestinian ambassador in Australia, has written a stinging open letter to the ABC managing director, criticising its pro-Israel bias in covering the war on Gaza. Kerry Smith reports.

Disrupt Burrup Hub activists protest the ABC

The ABC should not help criminalise activists by handing over footage to the police, argues Isaac Nellist.

STOP PRESS: Santos was ordered by the Federal Court on November 2 to stop its Barossa pipeline work after Tiwi Traditional Owner won an injunction. Justice Charlesworth found in favour of the court hearing the case, bought by Jikilaruwu man Simon Munkara, to stop work on the pipeline work because it would breach environmental regulations.

Green Left News Podcast Ep 24, November 1

Green Left journalist’s Isaac Nellist and Aneesa Bhamjee go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world. 

More than 2000 people rallied in Forest Place to demand an immediate ceasefire and an end to Israel's genocidal war on Gaza. Alex Salmon reports.

“Peter Khalil you can’t hide; you’re supporting genocide,” was the main chant from residents as a stream of horns and cheers from motorists erupted outside his Coburg office. Jordan AK reports.

Midwife Amar Hamed made a powerful call to action for trade unionists to join the movement to stop the genocide against Palestinian people at rally of 50,000. Peter Boyle reports.

An estimated 50,000 people marched through Gadi/Sydney on October 29 in the biggest march yet against Israel's latest genocidal attack on Gaza. Peter Boyle reports.

More than 200 people gathered outside the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly to call for an immediate ceasefire. Stephen W Enciso reports.

The weekly protest for Palestine is growing: more than 500 people came to call for a ceasefire. Philippa Skinner and Robert Alcock report.

Human rights activists say despite international sanctions against the coup regime in Myanmar/Burma, Australia has increased its imports of timber, gems, arms and ammunition from the regime. Peter Boyle reports.

More than 400 people attended a twilight vigil calling for a free Palestine. Sue Bull reports.

An extraordinary meeting of Waverley Council decided to remove the Green Deputy Mayor and another Green Councillor — a a censure for supporting a ceasefire in the Gaza war. Pip Hinman reports.

The ACTU has decided to support the CFMEU ban and take steps to end the use of engineered stone by mid 2024 if government bans are not already in place. Jim McIlroy reports.

Yousef Alreemawi, a veteran Palestinian activist, told a public forum that solidarity with Palestinians is more important than ever. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

A motion of solidarity with the people of Gaza was adopted unanimously by councillors in one of the largest municipality in Australia, Canterbury-Bankstown City Council. Peter Boyle reports.

Green Left News Podcast Ep 23, October 26

Green Left journalists Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

More than 100 people, including public housing tenants, rallied at the Collingwood Estate to oppose the demolition of 44 public housing towers. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Northern Territory Labor government wants to build a 1500 hectare gas processing facility, which scientists and climate activists say will substantially increase the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Stephen W Enciso reports.

The Australia-United States military alliance and the complexities of building an anti-war movement were discussed at the Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition conference. Jim McIlroy reports.


Senior Jikilaruwu Elder Molly Munkara is among five Elders who have asked federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to urgently intervene to stop Santos from destroying Tiwi cultural heritage. Kerry Smith reports.

Meanjin/Brisbane - Boycott Apartheid Israel

Close to 5000 people protested for Gaza on October 21. Activists believe it was the largest ever pro-Palestine rally in the city, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Close to 5000 people rallied again to call on Labor to demand that Israel accept a ceasefire in Gaza. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Tens of thousands of people who marched through the streets of the CBD calling on Israel stop its genocidal war on Palestine also chanted 'Shame, shame Albanese!' Peter Boyle reports.

Close to 500 people joined a passionate snap protest show solidarity with the people of Palestine. Niko Leka reports.

“Gaza in context: The duty of solidarity in the West,” was discussed at the University of Sydney. Jim McIlroy reports.


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There are some very straight-forward solutions to ease the sustained cost-of-living crisis, as Peter Boyle outlines. But they require a redirection of public funds away from the corporate profits-first agendas of the major parties.

The Whistleblowers, Activists and Community Alliance group is calling on Labor to stop arming Israel. Gaye Demanuele reports.

Jews against the Occupation urges Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong to immediately call for a ceasefire and return to international law.

Anthony Albanese has just returned from his second visit to Washington since being elected, showing his determination to support the US’s imperial aims in the Asia-Pacific. Pip Hinman reports.

New figures from Redfern Legal Centre show a shocking number of children are being strip searched by NSW Police. Paul Gregoire reports.

Coles and Woolies workers on strike in Brisbane

Green Left's Isaac Nellist spoke to Retail and Fast Food Workers Union secretary Josh Cullinan about the first national strike of supermarket workers at Coles and Woolworths.

Green Left's Isaac Nellist spoke to Retail and Fast Food Workers’ Union secretary Josh Cullinan about the historic #Superstrike taken by workers at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets on October 7.

Khaled Ghannam argues there are many questions regarding Labor’s position on this genocidal war on Gaza, including why it is not assisting Palestinian-Australians to leave the war zone.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network has launched an online petition calling for the termination of the Force Posture Agreement. Bevan Ramsden reports.

Labor needs reminding that war crimes do not justify further war crimes and even less so do they justify genocide, argues Alex Bainbridge.


UAW picket

The United Auto Workers (UAW) have made big gains in their industrial campaign against the big car manufacturers in the United States, which will ripple through the US labour movement, reports Malik Miah.

YPJ drives ISIS out of Kobani

Peoples’ Equality and Democracy Party (HEDEP) Women’s Assemblies Speaker Halide Türkoğlu said in Turkey on November 1, World Kobanê Day: 'No power, no tank, no weapon is strong enough' to tear down Rojava's revolution.

Karl Marx Hof in Vienna

While the Australian government looks for market solutions to the housing crisis, Austria's capital, Vienna, maintains a vast system of public and cooperative housing, which today accounts for more than 50% of the city’s housing stock, writes John Tully.

at yeong-hwan bang shrine in Seoul

The death of Bang Yeong-hwan, a South Korean taxi driver and trade unionist, has drawn international attention to the harsh and super-exploitative working conditions suffered in a country with an image as a high-tech, relatively developed and wealthy nation, reports Peter Boyle.

police state

Marxist sociologist William I Robinson speaks with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about transnational class exploitation and the global police state. This is the first in a two-part series.


Marxist economist and author Claudio Katz speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the realities of imperialism today, in the first of a two-part interview.

protester in front of bulldozer

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) chairperson and former member of parliament Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj was arrested on October 24 for blocking a bulldozer attempting to destroy farmland in Kanthan, in the state of Perak, reports Peter Boyle.

Miko Peled Palestine protest

Author and human rights activist Miko Peled says that while calls for a ceasefire are important, now is the time for demands for real political solutions for the Palestinians, reports Susan Price.

Palestine protest Melbourne

Jonathan Ofir reveals two disturbing documents circulating that indicate Israel is planning to permanently "cleanse" Gaza of Palestinians.

INKAS protest Canada

The Canadian state has been one of the most steadfast supporters of the Israeli state’s occupation, apartheid and genocide against the Palestinians reports Jeff Shantz. But this hasn't stopped the Palestine solidarity movement from mobilising.


Another foreign military intervention in Haiti to prop up its corrupt and repressive regime is being slammed as likely to exacerbate the country's political crisis, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Million Hearts March Poland

Poland’s October 15 parliamentary elections have ended the eight-year rule of the incumbent right-wing political alliance, reports Szymon Martys.

Egypt protest

The Palestinian cause has been the major politicising factor for generations of Egyptian youth, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Jewish Voice for Peace

Pro-Palestine protests and rallies have spread across the United States in opposition to the escalation of the US-backed Israeli war against the Palestinian people, reports Malik Miah.

Sri Lanka

More than a year after the popular uprising in Sri Lanka that removed an autocratic president, the regime continues to reinforce authoritarian tendencies in implementing debt restructuring reforms, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

Nagorno Karabakh cr Marcin Konsek Wikimedia Commons

In the course of just one week in late September, the entire population of ethnic Armenians fled Nagorno-Karabakh. Leo Earle looks behind this mass exodus.

Uncle Sam Bear Dragon

In the second part of our interview, Argentine Marxist economist Esteban Mercatante talks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the rise of China and Russia and why neither can be said to have joined the club of imperialist nations.

Uncle Sam

Argentine Marxist economist Esteban Mercatante talks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the ongoing relevance of imperialism for understanding the world we live in.

Sweden far right

Sweden has been making global headlines owing to a litany of Quran burnings earlier this year. To find out what is behind these incidents, Green Left’s Farooq Sulehria spoke to Swedish leftist Håkan Blomqvist.


Child with Palestinian flag

Poetry by Jepke Goudsmit.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese's latest offering, Killers of the Flower Moon is a somber and harrowing tale of murder, deceit and genocide of Indigenous people in North America. Isaac Nellist reviews.

Protest albums from October 2023

Mat Ward looks back at October's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents new books on Cuba’s degrowth, viruses, Bluefin tuna, small farm solutions, capitalism, slavery and poverty.