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Here is a compilation of videos from Ecosocialism 2023: A World Beyond Capitalism conference, hosted by Green Left and co-sponsored by Socialist Alliance.

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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.

Talk by Clifton D'Rozario of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation on "Caste and class in India today" at #Ecosocialism2023 conference.

Video of the talk by Mike Treen of Unite Union in Aotearoa/New Zealand at the Ecosocialism 2023 conference.

Merri-bek City Councillors Sue Bolton and Monica Harte organised a community protest against the $368 billion AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

In a case brought by Iranian Kurdish refugee Mostafa Azimitabar (“Moz”), Federal Court judge Bernard Murphy ruled that while hotel detention is inhumane, it is still legal. Chris Slee reports.

 

We need to get our land back, get every kid out of the prison system and end Black deaths in custody. Don’t you think I’d be saying “Yes” if this powerless body had a say in any of those things? Djab Wurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara Senator Lidia Thorpe explains her opposition to the Voice to Parliament.

Thousands took part in the annual NAIDOC march for land rights and justice for First Nations. Chris Peterson and Chloe DS reports

Ecosocialism 2023: A World Beyond Capitalism conference, hosted by Green Left and co-sponsored by Socialist Alliance, provided a platform for the voices of peace, justice and ecological sustainability from across the region. Sue Bull reports.

Fifty people protested outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in support of Dixtan ​Arulruban, a Tamil refugee threatened with deportation to Sri Lanka. Chris Slee reports.

Results will soon be in for the Communications Workers Union election, in which an activist team is challenging for the leadership. Felix Dance reports.

A striking new mural by Iranian activist collective Feminista Melbourne pays tribute to Jina Amini and stands in solidarity with the Women, Life, Freedom movement. Ruth Heymann reports.