Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Spain: Podemos gains in Andalusia poll, but government holds ground https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58612 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 25/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/475">Dick Nichols</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/spain-election.jpg_1718483346.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The March 22 regional elections in Andalusia, Spain’s most populous and second-poorest region, opened this year's critical election calendar. </p> <p>This election cycle includes local government and 13 regional elections on May 24 and a September 27 poll in Catalonia that will double as an independence referendum. It will culminate in national Spanish elections in November.</p> <p>The future course of politics in the Spanish state and Europe will greatly depend on the results of these contests.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58612" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58612#comments 1046 anti-corporate austerity democracy Dick Nichols economy elections International News Spain Europe Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:55:04 +0000 tony_i 58612 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Campaign launched to de-list the PKK https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58633 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 27/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/592">Dave Holmes</a></span></div><p><img src="http://www.anarkismo.net/attachments/oct2014/150122_842113389166036_7294858716189015531_n.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity with the Kurdish struggle.</strong></p> <p>Australians for Kurdistan (AFK) committee has launched a campaign for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to be removed from the Australian government’s list of terrorist organisations. </p> <p>The PKK was first listed in 2005; its listing comes up for review this August.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58633" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58633#comments 1047 anti-racism anti-war Australian News Australians for Kurdistan civil liberties Dave Holmes international solidarity Kurdish diaspora Kurdish question Kurdistan Workers Party terrorist organisation Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:54:42 +0000 kathy_f 58633 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Government remains committed to failed income management scheme https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58632 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 27/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/855">Kerry Smith</a></span></div><p><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hbJeETNaXJc/TpOiyGCHB3I/AAAAAAAAAqA/28QayqAhnkM/s1600/Basics%2Bgroup.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The Tony Abbott government’s moves to introduce the Healthy Welfare Card – income management on steroids – indicate that it remains committed to a welfare system based on deterrence and punishment. Once again, the government refuses to acknowledge years of negative data about the policy and its consistent failure to benefit those it will be forced upon.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58632" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58632#comments 1047 Andrew Forrest civil liberties Comment and Analysis domestic violence healthy welfare card income management Indigenous Employment and Training Review Kerry Smith poverty welfare rights Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:30:43 +0000 kathy_f 58632 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Malaysia: Call for release of anti-GST protesters https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58606 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 24/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6058">Sivarajan Arumugam</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/gst.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="198" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><B>Update:</b> All the Malaysian anti-GST protesters who were detained on Monday have now been released on RM3,000 bail. They are to appear in court again on May 14. Thanks for all the protest letters!</p> <p>Police used excessive force in the recent crackdown on protesters against the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is scheduled to be implemented on April 1.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58606" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58606#comments 1046 austerity civil liberties Coalition against GST democracy economy GST International News international solidarity Malaysia Parti Sosialis Malaysia police brutality police violence PSM Sivarajan Arumugam Asia Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:14:36 +0000 tony_i 58606 at https://www.greenleft.org.au May Day Dinner https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58628 <p>May Day Dinner. Celebrate workers international solidarity with Jeremiah Johnson and band, great speakers and bar. Fri May 1, 7pm, Machans Beach Hall. $35/$25 concession for three-course meal (pre-booked only), or $10/$7 concession entry only. For more info or to book, ph Jonathan 0437 790 306.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 01/05/2015 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58628#comments Cairns socialism Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:10:45 +0000 Cairns 58628 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Frackman https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58627 <p>Frackman. Frackman the Movie is coming to Cairns! One off screening in Cairns followed by Q&amp;A to address your questions about fracking, water, livelihoods and health. Wed Apr 15, 6:30pm, City Event Cinemas (Birch Carroll and Coyle), 108 Grafton St. Pre-book tickets (likely to book out): <a href="http://www.tugg.com/events/14763" title="www.tugg.com/events/14763">www.tugg.com/events/14763</a></p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 15/04/2015 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58627#comments Cairns coal seam gas Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:49:17 +0000 Cairns 58627 at https://www.greenleft.org.au These Machines Cut Razor Wire 2015. https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58626 <p>Sunday, April 26</p> <p> Fifth annual music fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Performers: Jeff Lang, Kavisha Mazzella, Les Thomas Band, Little Foot duo and more. 6pm. Ding Dong Lounge, 18 Market Lane, City.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58626#comments Melbourne Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:17:41 +0000 Melbourne 58626 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Public meeting: What is the future of Anzac Day? https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58625 <p>Monday, April 20</p> <p> A century on from WW1, Anzac Day marches and pilgrimages to Gallipoli are attracting record crowds. But it hasn't always been that way. Will today's patriotic fervour continue to grow? Panellists: Michael Brissenden (ABC journalist ); James Brown (defence analyst); Carolyn Holbrook (historian); Celeste Liddle (trade unionist &amp; Indigenous activist). 6pm (doors open 5.30pm). Deakin Edge, Federation Square, City. Free event but bookings essential. To book email Conversations or call 9658 9965 during business hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 20/04/2015 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-event-email"> <div class="field-label">Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:conversations@melbourne.vic.gov.au">conversations@melbourne.vic.gov.au</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9658 9965 </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58625#comments Melbourne Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:16:54 +0000 Melbourne 58625 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Rally: Legalise medical cannabis. https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58624 <p>Sunday, April 19</p> <p> Come and join us at our next event, as we celebrate 4:20 with speeches, music, comedy, prize drawers and freebies, and help weak and ill children and people everywhere access medical cannabis. 3pm. Treasury Gardens, 2-18 Spring St, East Melbourne.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 19/04/2015 - 3:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58624#comments Melbourne Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:15:20 +0000 Melbourne 58624 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Public meeting: Lex Wotton. https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58623 <p>Saturday, April 18</p> <p> A panel featuring veteran Palm Island leader Lex Wotton will discuss Indigenous liberation, leadership and what it will take to put an end to deaths in custody. The panel discussion will be followed by a social and reception for Lex. Start time TBA. Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 18/04/2015 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/58623#comments Melbourne Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:10:31 +0000 Melbourne 58623 at https://www.greenleft.org.au