Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Perth Peace Expo https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/62024 <p>Perth PEACE Expo presents an exciting, interactive and inclusive environment for those interested in living more compassionately to explore a more peaceful lifestyle. </p> <p>Perth Town Hall, cnr Hay &amp; Barrack Sts, Perth.</p> <p>Entry: Gold coin donation</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, 28/08/2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-event-time"> <div class="field-label">Event time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 28/08/2016 - 11:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-event-website"> <div class="field-label">Website:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.peaceexpo.com.au">Perth Peace Expo</a> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/62024#comments Perth and Fremantle Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:23:27 +0000 AlexBainbridge 62024 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Spain: Left knocking at the door https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61968 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 20/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/475">Dick Nichols</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/3864">Barcelona</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/p14_unidos_podemos.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Spanish and European establishments have just days to stop the advance of the progressive electoral alliance United We Can in the June 26 general elections in the Spanish state. How are they doing? As matters stand, not well. </p> <p>United We Can, formed in early May, brings together new anti-austerity party Podemos and the longer-standing United Left (IU), as well as broader coalitions in Catalonia (Together We Can), Galicia (In Tide) and Valencia (A La Valenciana).</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61968#comments 1098 austerity Barcelona democracy Dick Nichols elections International News IU Pablo Iglesias Podemos socialism Spain United Left United We Can Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:01:38 +0000 tony_i 61968 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Perth mourns for Orlando https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62020 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9570">Lord Voldemort</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2497">Perth</a></div><p><img src="https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13483038_992561960858930_3765672474612745912_o.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>At the Perth Vigil for Orlando on June 15, our community stood in unity and mourned the lives lost. By candlelight we stood together in the Perth Cultural Centre and listened to heart-warming speeches from our queer siblings, as well as from the Socialist Alliance, the Greens and the Labor Party, before observing two minutes of silence to remember the 49 lives lost.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62020#comments 1099 Comment and Analysis LGBTI community Lord Voldemort Perth Perth Cultural Centre queer rights Vigil for Orlando Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:54:30 +0000 Zeb 62020 at https://www.greenleft.org.au GLW issue number 1099 https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61987 <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, 24/06/2016</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="1500" height="2102" alt="" src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/1099_front_small.jpg?1466842521" /> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61987#comments 1099 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:15:45 +0000 kathy_f 61987 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance: Another Australia is possible https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62018 <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, 25/06/2016</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/p12_sa_may_day.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>[Below is the platform that <a target="_blank" href="https://socialist-alliance.org/news/how-vote-1-socialist-alliance-nsw-wa-and-victoria">Socialist Alliance is taking to the federal elections</a>.]</p> <p>We need a radically different future: one that provides for human development, meets community need, protects our environment and guarantees a safe climate; one where our economy operates to ensure social and ecological need; one where participatory democracy means people make the decisions in society; one that promotes cooperation, solidarity and justice for all — an ecosocialist future.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62018#comments 1099 Comment and Analysis Socialist Alliance Socialist Alliance Election Policy Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:54:45 +0000 tony_i 62018 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Senate Candidate MaryBeth Gundrum says 'No water, no life'. https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62019 <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, 25/06/2016</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/p6_marybeth_gundrum.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MaryBeth Gundrum is a candidate for the Senate in Queensland for the Renewable Energy Party. She spoke to Angela Walker in Cairns.</p> <p>* * *</p> <p><strong>We know you here as a Knitting Nanna active in the campaign against coal seam gas fracking. How did you become involved in the Renewable Energy Party (REP)?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62019#comments 1099 Cairns Comment and Analysis democracy elections net zero emissions net zero greenhouse gas emissions Renewable Energy Party Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:53:46 +0000 kathy_f 62019 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Activists lock-on to NSW state parliament https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62017 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13502871_838371626294698_3744384186151190007_o.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>A couple of hundred people rallied outside NSW parliament house and several dozen locked onto its fence in an action advertised as The World's Biggest Lock-on. </p> <p>The rally was called in opposition to the recently passed anti-protest law that carries up to seven years' in jail for “unlawful protest” — such as blockading a CSG drill site. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62017#comments 1099 anti-protest law Australian News Elizabeth Jarrett Knitting Nannas NSW parliament house Sydney The World's Biggest Lock-on Uncle Ken Canning Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:35:22 +0000 kathy_f 62017 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Voters want strong action on climate change https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62016 <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, 25/06/2016</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/climate-protest-australia-melbourne.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="82" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Galaxy polling commissioned by the Climate Institute shows support for strong action on climate change is at its highest level since 2008, with uncommitted voters showing the strongest support.</p> <p>Voters were dissatisfied with both Labor and Coalition climate policies, with only 17% saying the Coalition had a credible climate plan and 20% saying Labor did.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62016#comments 1099 Australian News Climate Climate Institute democracy elections environmental Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:17:41 +0000 kathy_f 62016 at https://www.greenleft.org.au NSW budget 'a scam based on stamp duty, asset sales': Socialist candidate https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62015 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</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/p4_protest_for_fair_fares_outside_nsw_parl_on_budget_day.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The NSW state budget brought down by the Mike Baird government on June 21, which was trumpeted by Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian as 'the strongest in the country,' is a scam, based on stamp duty from overpriced housing sales and the sell-off of the state's electricity assets," Peter Boyle, Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Sydney in the federal election, said on June 23.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62015#comments 1099 anti-privatisation austerity budget surplus Comment and Analysis democracy Jim McIlroy NSW state budget Socialist Alliance Sydney Transgrid Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian WestConnex Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:00:55 +0000 kathy_f 62015 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Close Manus close Nauru & #BringThemHere https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62014 <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, 25/06/2016</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/p3_th_refugee_meeting1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 1500 people crowded into Sydney's ornate Town Hall as an east coast low brought rain tumbling down, to rally for refugees. </p> <p>The pre-election refugee rights rally, themed 'Close Manus, Close Nauru, Bring Them Here', was held during World Refugee Week.</p> <p>Speakers included Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Ken Canning, who gave a moving acknowledgment of country; Ian Rintoul from Refugee Action Coalition; TV personality Margaret Pomeranz, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, Sophia from Young Labor for Refugees, Hamad, a refugee, and Judith and Evan, who were teachers formerly on Nauru.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62014#comments 1099 asylum seekers Australian News Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon Ian Rintoul Margaret Pomeranz Refugee Action Coalition refugee rights Refugees Senate candidate Ken Canning Socialist Alliance Sydney Sydney Town Hall Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:51:04 +0000 kathy_f 62014 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Colombia: FARC and government sign historic ceasefire https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62013 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://kurdistan24.blob.core.windows.net/filemanager/resources/files/farc.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <I>Rebels from the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).</i></p> <p>One of the world's longest running conflicts appears to be nearing an end after more than 50 years of fighting. Colombian government officials and rebels from the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gathered in Havana, Cuba, on June 23 to announce a historic ceasefire nearly four years in the making.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62013#comments 1099 anti-war civil liberties Colombia Cuba democracy FARC human rights International News international solidarity revolution socialism Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:51:01 +0000 tony_i 62013 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Fight against WestConnex toll road steps up In Sydney https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62012 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</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/p3_westconnex.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 200 residents filled Glebe Town Hall on June 20 for a Stop WestConnex public meeting organised by the Coalition of Glebe Groups. A panel of transport and campaign activists slammed the $16.8 billion WestConnex tollway project, and outlined the case against the plan on environmental, health, economic and political grounds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62012#comments 1099 Australian News Greens MP Jamie Parker Jim McIlroy Lee Rhiannon Liberal Party Mat Hounsell Sydney Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore Wendy Bacon WestConnex Women Against WestConnex Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:42:18 +0000 kathy_f 62012 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Carlton and United Breweries workers sacked https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62011 <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, 25/06/2016</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/p3_cub.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 10, 50 Carlton and United Breweries workers were told, without prior notice, that they were terminated. The workers were then “invited” to reapply for their jobs with a company called Catalyst Recruitment, which is in the Programmed/Skilled Group. </p> <p>The invitation to apply for a job came with no guarantees; would be on individual contracts; would be covered by a non-union EBA; and offered worse conditions with a 65% pay cut.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62011#comments 1099 Australian News Carlton and United Breweries Catalyst Recruitment Melbourne multinational beer conglomerate workers' rights & unions Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:22:05 +0000 kathy_f 62011 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Mexico: Teachers defy repression in fight for education https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62010 <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, 25/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.telesurtv.net/__export/1466809656357/sites/telesur/img/news/2016/06/24/cnte_df.jpg_1718483346.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <I>CNTE protest against neoliberal education reform, Mexico City, June 24. Photo: TeleSUR.</i></p> <p>Marathon talks between the Mexican government and teachers protesting neoliberal education reforms in the face of deadly repression ended on June 22 with no resolution, TeleSUR English said the next day.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62010#comments 1099 civil liberties CNTE education human rights International News Mexico teachers workers' rights & unions Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:17:19 +0000 tony_i 62010 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Coalition raids CEFC to fund Sustainable Cities https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62009 <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, 25/06/2016</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/p3_renewables.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The proposed Sustainable Cities Investment Fund, unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on June 20, would take up to $100 million a year from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to stimulate private sector investment in renewable energy and clean technology in Australia's major cities.</p> <p>But industry groups say it means nearly one-third of the supposedly independent CEFC's budget has been corralled by the government for “pet projects” announced during the lead up to the election campaign.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62009#comments 1099 Australian News Australian Renewable Energy Agency Australian Solar Council Australian Youth Climate Coalition Clean Energy Finance Corporation Climate environmental Sustainable Cities Investment Fund Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:14:39 +0000 kathy_f 62009 at https://www.greenleft.org.au