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Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

Not everyone at the “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests are and so are the organisers. Their growth should be a serious cause of concern for the left, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton

The Green Left Show features Charlie Murphy of Pride in Protest.

Refugees protest in Manus Island detention centre. Photo: Abdul Aziz Adam

Australia’s cruel, immoral and illegal refugee policy is supposedly being carried out in our name. Janet Parker argues we must do everything within our power to bring it to an end.

Jordon Steele-John

The pathway that Australia’s major political parties are putting us on is one where tensions in the region are escalating. But it does not have to be this way, argues Jordan Steele-John.

"Surveillance" by jonathan mcintosh

In these paranoid times, it is somewhat sobering to acknowledge that the mass monitoring of the population is an offspring of the turn of the century, writes Paul Gregoire.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting “can do capitalism” when Australia needs policies that treat all equally, argues Stuart Rees.

There are valid concerns about pandemic lockdowns. But, as Zane Alcorn argues, so-called 'freedom' protestors have never marched for other's rights nor been concerned about keeping people safe from COVID-19.

A public forum on the failure of the COP26 climate summit with John Molyneux and Sarah Hathway.

Transurban, which manages toll roads including the M2, M5 and WestConnex, is being examined by a New South Wales government inquiry. John Goldberg reports.

COP26 made it pretty clear that Australia is ruled by, and on behalf of, sociopaths who are confident they will get a place on the escape space shuttle out of here when things turn to shit, argues Sam Wainwright.

The rise in number of people attending right-wing “freedom” protests in Melbourne since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions is a concern, writes Jacob Andrewartha.

A new ACTU report states poor pay, a lack of hours and employer responses to the pandemic are driving insecure work. Paul Oboohov reports.

Lilly Murphy at a campaign stall.

Lilly Murphy was an incredible young person. Sue Bolton writes that in her short life had a big impact on the world and those around her. 

Home ownership is not an option for many, especially as median house prices are now close to $1 million. Isaac Nellist reports.

The climate science says we are running out of time to avoid climate catastrophe but, as Friends of the Earth says, this COP26 did not deliver what was needed.

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