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The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.

Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, ‘at home in homelessness’. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.

 

The decision to join the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan was made by one man. Joel MacKay argues that any decision to go to war should be made only after exhaustive scrutiny.

This week, the Prime Minister made clear his distain for women's right to feel safe in the home and at work by adopting only half the recommendations of a ground-breaking report. Zeta Henderson reports. 

As the Berejiklian government tries to soften people up for "opening up", three residents discuss the harsh lockdown in Sydney West.

VKS PepperBall Firearm

Rights activists have condemned the use of non-lethal weapons against anti-lockdown protesters. Shane Pemmelaar reports.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises, but none as sickening as the political right pretending to care about people’s mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

Government neglect is to blame for the COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affecting First Nations communities in regional New South Wales. Rachel Evans, Paul Oboohov, Coral Wynter report.

Socialist Alliance councillors Rob Pyne, Sam Wainwright and Sue Bolton

Australia’s already unrepresentative electoral system is about to become even less democratic, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Peter Boyle argues the federal government's increasingly shrill campaign to lift COVID-19 restrictions and "live with the virus" only serves the interests of big corporations.

The quick collapse of the puppet government in Afghanistan and its army should not come as a surprise given the imperialists' criminal record. Sue Bolton argues that Australia's war criminals need to be held to account.

No matter which landholder you talk to about water troubles in New South Wales, they all blame government failures. Daniel Pedersen reports.

On the 20-year anniversary of the formation of the Socialist Alliance, Peter Boyle reflects on its early days and the left's ongoing challenge to link up with broader forces in a struggle for system change.

A recording of a public forum on left perspectives of the Afghanistan war and aftermath hosted by Green Left and the Socialist Alliance.

Jim McIlroy argues that the lesson of Saigon in 1975 and Kabul in 2021 is that imperialist invasion and domination lead to disaster. 

A political response is needed to win people away from those peddling conspiracies, or worse, in the growing so-called “freedom” rallies, argues Alex Bainbridge.

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