Sue Bolton

Green Left News Podcast Ep 36, March 22, 2024

Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

Council voted unanimously to support two more Palestine motions, including ending support for weapons to Israel and supporting organisations helping recent Palestinian arrivals. Sue Bolton reports.

Sue Bolton at HTA rally

Community members demanded the closure of the Heat Treatment Australia weapons manufacturing facility in Campbellfield in Naarm/Melbourne, for its role in arming Israel. Jacob Andrewartha reports. 

Palestine solidarity activists protested outside Peter Khalil MP's office for the fifth time, calling on him to support a ceasefire in Gaza. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton believes councils can and should play a role in defending and extending public housing. Jordan AK reports.

For the second time, hundreds marched on Labor MP Peter Khalil’s electorate office in Wills to demand he support a ceasefire. Chloe DS reports.

Jacob Andrewartha argues that the more capitalist leaders try to normalise Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, the more the movement for Palestine will grow and we all need to help.

“Peter Khalil you can’t hide; you’re supporting genocide,” was the main chant from residents as a stream of horns and cheers from motorists erupted outside his Coburg office. Jordan AK reports.

Yousef Alreemawi, a veteran Palestinian activist, told a public forum that solidarity with Palestinians is more important than ever. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Australian government's policy is appalling but the people of Melbourne's northern suburbs support Gaza, Sue Bolton told Green Left.

Judging by the toots of support for Palestine at the “Northern Suburbs Speak Out for Palestine”, people are standing with the Palestinian people. Sue Bolton reports.

Kurdish community members held a media conference on the steps of Parliament House to amplify calls for Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan to be freed. Gabriel Di Falco reports.