The demands of the Sudanese people right now, after the crackdown on the sit-in is very clear: It is for civil disobedience and a general strike.
About 60 people attended a forum organised by Right to Strike NSW on June 4 where a panel of union activists discussed the struggle for union rights after the re-election of the Scott Morrison Coalition government.
The 2019 Rich List, published by the Australian Financial Review in late May, revealed that the wealth of the 200 wealthiest people in Australia has increased by more than 20% over the past year. Their combined wealth totalled a massive $342 billion.
That compares to a total wealth for the top 200 in 1984, when the Rich List was first published, of $6.4 billion. That's a 53-fold increase in 35 years and still a 17-fold rise if inflation is taken into account.
In 1989, the richest 200 Australians owned about 1.6% of the country's wealth. Now they hold almost 3.4% — more than double the proportion. There are currently 91 billionaires in Australia, compared to 50 just four years ago.
In short, the rich are getting richer at an increasing rate, while the poor are receiving a gradually decreasing share of the nation's wealth .
Tens of thousands of protesters shut down Westminster in London on June 4 to show their opposition to United States President Donald Trump’s state visit.
Below is an appeal, initiated by Michael Rubbo and signed by many journalists, to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to pull out all stops to do more to get Julian Assange released.
On May 26, journalists from the Real News Network (RNN) interviewed residents and local representatives from the barrios in Caracas about the impact of US sanctions on critical water supplies.
Teachers around Aotearoa New Zealand held a historic one-day strike on May 29 with both primary and secondary teachers joining together in a “mega-strike” to demand pay rises, parity between primary and secondary teachers, staffing increases and more time for preparation and out-of-classroom activities.
Many asylum seekers had hoped a Labor government, having supported the medical evacuation law (Medivac) and agreed to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 people a year, would mean an end to six years of torture. The election result has killed that hope, writes Zebedee Parkes.
The economic slow down means the Coalition will either abandon its promise of increasing budget surpluses and increase government spending — on infrastructure for instance — to stimulate the economy or it will double down on its commitment to a surplus, necessitating spending cuts. Its track record suggests the latter, writes Graham Mathews.
This year will be forever etched in our collective memories as the year Labor lost what was widely seen as the unlosable federal election.