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Effective councillors have to take up people’s everyday issues, as well as the bigger issues, in the same way that a good union delegate on the job would, says Sue Bolton.

The corporate vultures are circling the ailing National Broadband Network after the federal government said it will spend money on it. Jim McIlroy argues it should not be readied for sale but stay in public hands.

Peter Simpson, “Simmo”, a stalwart of the Electrical Trades Union Queensland and NT branch has been widely hailed as a “legend” for putting the union and social justice ahead of party politics, writes Jim McIlroy.

The federal government and employers are using the pandemic recession to further undermine job security and employment conditions. Graham Mathews argues that their “increased flexibility” is our growing insecurity.

The Erdoğan regime has issued arrest warrants for 82 members of the popular left-wing People’s Democratic Party in Turkey. Alex Bainbridge argues the Australian government must take a stand for democracy and civil rights.

Frances Hamilton became an active feminist in the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Here, she recounts some of her experiences from the grassroots movement that spearheaded so much change in women's lives.

Organised white-collar crime — moving dirty money for people and companies — has became a whole lot easier. Meanwhile, Suzanne James reports, banks remain untouchable.

Green Left speaks to Socialist Alliance member and local councillor Sue Bolton about the political context of the upcoming council elections, her record on council and the importance of putting forward socialist politics at a local council level.

Green Left is publishing this Ecosocialist Manifesto for discussion and further development at a series of Ecosocialism conferences in several cities next month.

Sarah Hathway, socialist candidate for Windermere Ward in the Greater Geelong City Council, is drawing attention to the forgotten suburbs in the Northern region of Geelong, writes Sue Bull.

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