Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en PERTH: These cuts are killing us - Stop healthcare austerity https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61026 <p>PERTH: These cuts are killing us - Stop healthcare austerity</p> <p>Murray Street Mall - Perth CBD</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1067085269989535/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1067085269989535/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1067085269989535/</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">Sat, 20/02/2016 - 10:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61026#comments health Perth and Fremantle Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:17:26 +0000 PerthGLW 61026 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Mad Fucking Witches flashmob - International Women's Day https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61025 <p>Mad Fucking Witches flashmob - International Women's Day</p> <p>As misogyny in public life just keeps manifesting itself - from immigration minister Peter Dutton's "mad fucking witch" text to rape advocates planning to gather in public, these Mad Fucking Witches are planning a set of flashmobs in Perth in the lead-up to International Women's Day (March 8) to publicise conditions faced by women assaulted in immigration detention, to call the minister to account, and to demand justice for asylum-seekers and refugees in the black sites for which Australia is responsible.</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, 05/03/2016 - 10:30am</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61025#comments Perth and Fremantle women's liberation Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:14:51 +0000 PerthGLW 61025 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Public Meeting: Lies, Damned Lies & Islamophobia https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61024 <p>Public Meeting: Lies, Damned Lies &amp; Islamophobia</p> <p>Organised by No Room For Racism WA</p> <p>CPSU/CSA office<br /> Level 5, 445 Hay St, Perth, Australia 6000</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1522677461384364/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1522677461384364/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1522677461384364/</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">Thu, 10/03/2016 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61024#comments anti-racism Perth and Fremantle Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:51:43 +0000 PerthGLW 61024 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Book Launch - The Intervention, an anthology https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61023 <p>Book Launch - The Intervention, an anthology</p> <p>Organised by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) WA</p> <p>Kidogo Arthouse<br /> Bathers Beach, Mews Road, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/203583499989687/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/203583499989687/">https://www.facebook.com/events/203583499989687/</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">Thu, 18/02/2016 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61023#comments Indigenous rights Perth and Fremantle Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:45:02 +0000 PerthGLW 61023 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Hilton Action Community Public Meeting https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61022 <p>Hilton Action Community (HAC) public meeting</p> <p>Inviting local residents to discuss and organise actions against the proposed Perth Freight Link and related tunnel under Hilton.</p> <p>Fremantle PCYC, 32A Paget St, Hilton, WA</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1669861013282922/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1669861013282922/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1669861013282922/</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, 17/02/2016 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61022#comments environmental Perth and Fremantle Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:41:58 +0000 PerthGLW 61022 at https://www.greenleft.org.au 40 Days of Love https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61021 <p>40 Days of Love</p> <p>Vigil protecting women's right to reproductive health services from anti-choice groups</p> <p>8 Sayer Street, Midland</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1667296330212712/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1667296330212712/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1667296330212712/</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, 10/02/2016 - 7:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61021#comments Perth and Fremantle women's liberation Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:38:35 +0000 PerthGLW 61021 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Perth Stands for Sanctuary. #LetThemStay https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61020 <p>Perth Stands for Sanctuary. #LetThemStay</p> <p>St George's Cathedral<br /> 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia 6000</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1022380177805234/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/1022380177805234/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1022380177805234/</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">Mon, 08/02/2016 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61020#comments Perth and Fremantle refugee rights Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:35:52 +0000 PerthGLW 61020 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Across the country thousands demand: Let them stay https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61013 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3730">Zebedee Parkes</a></span></div><p><img src="http://www.zebedeeparkes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/marziya-4.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> Photo by Marziya Mohammedali</p> <p>The High Court ruled on February 3 that the federal government has the power to send 267 refugees and asylum seekers to Nauru, with only 72 hours' notice. The number includes 37 babies — many of whom were born in Australia — and at least 15 women who were allegedly sexually assaulted on Nauru. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61013#comments #LetThemStay campaign 1083 Australian News high court Human Rights Law Centre Nauru refugee rights refugees and asylum seekers sexual assault Zebedee Parkes Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:37:34 +0000 Zeb 61013 at https://www.greenleft.org.au GLW issue number 1083 https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61019 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-front-cover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_front_cover" width="472" height="662" alt="" src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/glw_1083_front_small.jpg?1454745449" /> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61019#comments 1083 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:58:10 +0000 kathy_f 61019 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Meeting Malaysia's socialists: Part 2 https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61003 <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, 05/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4431">Sarah Hathway</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2617">Kuala Lumpur</a></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/p9_buntong.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>This is the second part of an article on an exposure tour of Malaysia hosted by the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM), in which five Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance members participated over January 15 to 26.</strong> </p> <p>Part 1 was published in #1082 and can be found <a target="_blank"href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/60970">here</a>. Part 3 will published in the next issue.</p> <p>* * *</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61003#comments civil liberties Comment and Analysis democracy economy environmental farmers' rights Kuala Lumpur Malaysian exposure tour Resistance! Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance Sarah Hathway Socialist Party of Malaysia Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:56:25 +0000 kathy_f 61003 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Tax the rich, stop the cuts, abolish the GST https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61004 <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, 05/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1073">Peter Boyle</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/p5_supermarket.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some of these Liberal politicians must think that the rest of us are stupid. Take NSW Premier Mike Baird, the always-smiling poster boy for this deeply right-wing party, whose latest pitch for raising the GST from 10% to 15% is a politician's promise that he would spend the proceeds on health and education.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61004" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61004#comments Comment and Analysis GST Our Common Cause Peter Boyle Peter Boyle Socialist Alliance Socialist Alliance Election Policy tax the rich Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:40:38 +0000 kathy_f 61004 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Capitalists criticise capitalism? https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61018 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3965">Viv Miley</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/p2_graf_capital.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="82" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"WOW. This is something you don't often see. Goldman Sachs says it may have to question capitalism itself." So went the tweet from <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/TheStalwart"> Bloomberg TV correspondent Joseph Weisenthal</a>. </p> <p>I wondered what could possibly cause one of the world’s largest investment banks, a company that is heavily invested in capitalism (both literally and figuratively) to “question capitalism itself”? Why isn't this bigger news? </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61018#comments 99% Bernie Sanders capitalism Comment and Analysis economy Fighting Fund Goldman Sachs Joseph Weisenthal Viv Miley Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:21:30 +0000 kathy_f 61018 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Growth in renewable energy generation https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61017 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </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/p2_costa_rica_windmills.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://phys.org/news/2015-12-costa-rica-renewable-energy.html"> The Costa Rican Electricity Institute said</a> it had achieved 99% renewable energy generation last year. It also said that for 285 days last year the country managed to power its grid on 100% renewable sources.</p> <p>The bulk of Costa Rica's power generation comes from hydropower thanks to a large river system and heavy tropical rainfalls. The rest is made up of a mix of geothermal energy, wind, biomass and solar power.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61017#comments Australian News Climate Costa Rican Electricity Institute environmental renewable energy generation wind turbines Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:06:08 +0000 kathy_f 61017 at https://www.greenleft.org.au France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61016 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </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/p2_wattway_road.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the next five years, France will install 1000 kilometres of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement. </p> <p>The collaboration between Colas, a transport infrastructure company, and France's National Institute for Solar Energy (INES) is sanctioned by France's Agency of Environment and Energy Management.</p> <p>The new Wattway system does not replace the road itself, but is designed to be glued onto the top of existing pavement. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61016#comments Australian News environmental Good news Good news (for a change) solar roadway Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:55:26 +0000 kathy_f 61016 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Is a debate on the republic necessary? https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 06/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/814">Jonathan Strauss</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/queen_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do we need to debate whether Australia should become a republic?</p> <p>After all, it is not just parties that say Australian society should be transformed (Socialist Alliance) or reformed (the Greens) that want a republic. The national leaders of the major capitalist political parties and all the state premiers agree on ending the situation where a British monarch is Australia's head of state.</p> <p>I suspect this is in line with what most Australians think: who gave birth to you should not make you the head of state, even nominally. So why is there an argument about this?</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61015#comments Australian Republican Movement “nationalist” republicanism Charles III Comment and Analysis Jonathan Strauss Monarchy republic Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:43:51 +0000 kathy_f 61015 at https://www.greenleft.org.au