Analysis

Given the shit show from government in response to the pandemic, it’s little wonder the far right is trying to capitalise on the widespread and growing  discontent. Felix Dance argues that workers, those who have kept people safe over the last two years, have to take a lead.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

On its 50th anniversary, Markela Panegyres and Chloe de Silva spoke to Gumbainggir activist and historian Gary Foley about the history and significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Pat O'Shane argues the Morrison government's mishandling of the pandemic has given rise to a collapse of equity and justice.

It was another tough year for most of us, and 2022 looks to be no different. Peter Boyle asks you to join others in helping keep Green Left afloat.

The new exemptions to Public Health Orders, which can force sick workers to work, represent a serious attack on workers' rights and their health and safety. Sarah Hathway argues that workers and their unions need to draw a line.

Public anger at government failings over mitigating the virus spread is justifiable. The challenge for progressives is to work out how to organise this anger into a fight for measures that can offer lasting protections, argues Fred Fuentes.

Binoy Kampmark writes that the federal government has done its bit to conjure up a monster of its own making and that the Novak Djokovic episode of pandemic bureaucracy ranks high among its inglorious achievements.

The reason Scott Morrison stopped Novak Djokovic's entry visa to play in the Australian Open championships is because he needs a distraction from the ongoing disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Sue Bolton.

Abbi spoke from inside the Park Hotel prison to refugee rights activists outside asking what he and other asylum seekers had done to receive such cruelty from the Morrison government. Here is what he said.

Much has been said about the rampant exploitation of migrant workers in Australia but the Migrant Workers Centre has data showing it is even worse. Hyeseon Jeong reports.

Armed with inclusive views of humanity, “the Arch” crossed borders, challenged nationalism and advocated justice, not least for the Palestinians, writes Stuart Rees.

The Prime Minister and NSW Premier are driving the neoliberal push to lower public expectations about the public health system and governments keeping people safe and secure, writes Alex Bainbridge.

Thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War the promised peace and harmony has been illusive, writes William Briggs.

 

With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States, some Australian politicians have found their voice. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Mental health workers Dr Nikola Leka and Sarah Ellyard spoke to Green Left about the mental health crisis exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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