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Jenin massacre Jan 27 2023

While Israeli soldiers stormed Jenin and killed 10 Palestinians, members of Israeli registered professional cycling teams were training on roads in and around Geelong, writes Lisa Gleeson.

Malaysian socialist Soh Sook Hwa spoke to Isaac Nellist about Malaysian politics and building a political alternative.

Socialist Alliance delegates discussed global and domestic political developments and decided on directions and campaign priorities at its 17th national conference. Chloe DS reports.

Australia’s adversarial justice system effectively puts the victim/survivor on trial and retraumatises them all over again. Zeta Henderson argues urgent changes are needed.

Residents rallied at the local waterfront to protest the Viva Energy gas import terminal, proposed for Corio Bay. Sue Bull reports.

Premier Andrew’s energy announcement is a nod to the failures of privatisating the energy sector and the growing pressure to speed up the transition, argues Sarah Hathway.

Environmental Jobs Alliance Geelong (EJAG) celebrated its work with a dinner involving representatives from the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, unionists, community members and local businesses. Jackie Kriz reports.

 

Housing activists rally outside Homes Victoria holding sign that says "Housing is a human right"

Activists gathered outside Homes Victoria to demand an end to the privatisation of housing and for more public housing to be built. Isaac Nellist reports.

Socialist Alliance candidates say the cost of living and housing affordability crises is “a crisis of capitalism”. Sue Bull reports.

The biggest housing crisis Australia has ever experienced is fast becoming a humanitarian disaster. But, as Angela Carr argues, there are solutions.

The campaign against multinational Viva Energy's gas import terminal in Corio Bay is gathering momentum. Sue Bull reports.

The federal Treasurer tells us that cost-of-living pressures are only going to get worse before they get better. Angela Carr argues that Labor must abandon its neoliberal approach.

Geelong Housing Action Group co-convenor Angela Carr says there is not enough housing for those who desperately need it. Chris Cherry reports.

Geelong Women Unionists Network (GWUN) partnered with Geelong Regional Libraries to host a forum titled “Patriarchy, Privilege and Power”. Adele Welsh reports.

Communities from across the Bellarine Peninsula want the environment preserved. Chris Cherry reports.

Despite opposition from trade unions, legal and human rights organisations, Victoria's Labor government passed a new draconian law to criminalise environment protesters. Sarah Hathway reports.

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