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If anything reflected Bernie Neville’s view on the working class, it was his often-repeated phrase: “No surrender!” Dave Riley reflects on the life of a militant unionist.

Peace Action Meanjin disrupted a science, technology, engineering and math education and defence conference to call for weapons companies to be banned from primary and secondary schools. Kerry Smith reports.

Jonathan Sriranganathan discusses what it mean for a political party to follow the principle of “grassroots participatory democracy”.

Nine years too long: Brisbane rally for refugee rights

Protesters chanted “Nine years too long, free the refugees” while marching through the streets of Brisbane on July 23, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Defend abortion, defend healthcare

Alex Bainbridge reports that more than 2000 people marched through winter rain on July 1 to protest the United States' Supreme Court overturning of abortion rights.

Hundreds of people rallied for LGBTIQ rights calling on the Labor government not to bring back a version of the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill. Alex Bainbridge reports.

More than a dozen people blocked the entrance to the Nioa munitions company on June 16 ahead of a national day of action with Northern Territory First Nations communities. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Save David's home: successful anti-eviction action on June 17.

Activists have successfully prevented the eviction of a disability pensioner from his home — for now. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Jonathan Sri at a protest defending the right to protest in 2019.

Brisbane City Council has charged Greens councillor Jonathan Sri in connection with a protest in the Queen Street Mall in September 2020. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Stephen Bates marches with RAFFWU members on Labour Day

Retail worker and unionist Stephen Bates, now the federal MP for Brisbane, spoke to Alex Bainbridge about his reasons for joining the Greens and his approach to his new job.

At the heart of the Brisbane Greenslide was a strategy of combining electoral campaigning with social organising. Australian Greens’ Griffith campaign manager Liam Flenady outlines how they laid the groundwork for this breakthrough victory by the radical left. 

Defying predictions, the Greens look set to win 2 seats in Brisbane and are in the running for another. Liam Flenady, the Australian Greens’ campaign manager for the seat of Griffith, reflects on three reasons why the campaign was so successful.

Justice for Palestine Meanjin has vowed to defy police restrictions on the right to march at next year's rally, reports Alex Bainbridge.

On the march

Palestine solidarity activists commemorated the Nakba in Brisbane. Photos by Alex Bainbridge.

Greens are waging a grassroots campaign to win Griffith

The Greens are waging an insurgent campaign to win the seat of Griffith. Alex Bainbridge reports.

GetUp has released how-to-vote recommendations for a number of seats in the coming election including in Leichhardt where Pat O'Shane is standing. Alex Bainbridge reports.

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