Melbourne Save Animals in Laboratories president Doug Leith spoke with Green Left Weekly’s Mary Merkenich about the real motivations behind animal testing.
There has been a recent upsurge in activism around West Papuan independence, including among Indonesians, despite intimidation and serious consequences for activists.
Pro-choice campaigners are hopeful that Argentinian president-elect Alberto Fernández will act on his promise to put a pro-choice bill to Congress. An attempt to legalise abortion was narrowly lost last year, when the Senate decided against removing a law penalising women who have an abortion with up to four year’s in jail. Green Left Weekly’s Pip Hinman asked Rosana Fanjul, a long-term activist in the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion Campaign in Buenos Aires, about the prospects for a pro-choice law, now a new government has been elected.
Can you please first tell us something about yourself?
Capitalism cannot solve the climate crisis, and Chinese capitalism is no exception, writes Chris Slee.
Pauline Jensen will be missed enormously, but she lives on in the hearts and memories of many. A fighter for a better world and a moral and ethical voice on all injustices, she taught us all how to live life well.
History will show that Uncle Sam was indeed a giant of the Australian Aboriginal struggle and of the broader fight for a just, cooperative society free of racial oppression.
This latest scandal involving Westpac underlines the fact that these banking giants are a law unto themselves, despite the limited role of various regulatory agencies.
This bill is about giving even more power to a billionaire class that has shown itself to have absolutely no integrity.
Britain goes to the polls on December 12, in what could be the most important general election in a generation. Boris Johnson’s increasingly right-wing and chaotic Conservative Party is generally seen as the likely victor, but Labour’s left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn could once again surprise, writes Derek Wall.
The Democratic impeachment inquiry began when a “whistleblower” revealed that US President Donald Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation of former vice-president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Trump suspended military aid to Ukraine and made a White House visit by Zelensky — which the new Ukrainian president dearly wanted — conditional on him stating publically that such an investigation was underway.
Since the elder Biden is a possible Democratic opponent of Trump in the 2020 presidential campaign, the purpose of Trump’s demand was to get material that he could use against Biden should he become the Democratic nominee.
To demand of a foreign government that it work to help Trump personally is against the law.
A few days after the whistleblower’s complaint was made public, Trump beat a hasty retreat: he released the military aid and Zelensky never made the statement.