Analysis

The US-NATO 20-year war on Afghanistan unleashed terrible suffering, including a massive loss of life and the wholesale destruction of the country’s civil infrastructure. Bevan Ramsden argues the Australia-US military alliance must be questioned.

The NSW government's policing-first approach to a complex health emergency has led to its own “social harms” including exacerbating existing prejudices held by police, writes Paul Gregoire.

So many aspects of the debate about how best to keep the community safe from COVID-19 relies on blaming individuals. Sue Bull argues governments prefer to focus on an individual's bad behaviour because it takes the focus away from systemic failures.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison boasts that Australia is rescuing Afghans, resettling refugees and will implement humanitarian programs. However, as Stuart Rees writes, this is cover for cowardice.

While the church hierarchy enjoys access to influence the federal government on its Religious Freedom Bill, those wanting to stay democratic and secular, are left out in the cold. Suzanne James reports.

The latest Green Left Show is a conversation with Greens candidate for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather and Socialist Alliance city councillor Sam Wainwright about strategy for the radical movement.

Labor seems more determined than ever to promise little, hoping the next election will land in its lap without offering any meaningful change, argues Jon Strauss.

Billionaires are profitting from the COVID-19 crisis while lower income countries struggle to secure vaccines. Peter Boyle argues that the global vaccine apartheid is a symptom of the billionaire-profit-first system that is capitalism.

Scott Morrison probably never intended to rescue Afghans who had helped Australia’s occupation forces, but he is being forced to. Sue Bolton  argues that he must be forced to do a lot more.

Afghan refugee Riz Wakil says Western warmongers were never in Afghanistan to bring democracy or protect ordinary Afghans; they orchestrated the occupation of Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East.

As a health worker and a trade unionist who supports a rapid mass rollout of the vaccines, I do not agree that employers should be allowed to force workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, argues Zita Henderson.

The New South Wales government believes that there is nothing wrong with diluting toxic emissions from WestConnex into surrounding areas while claiming it is world’s “best practice”. Peter Hehir reports.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme purports to support a better life for hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities, their families and carers. Graham Matthews, Steve Warren, Terry Townsend and Lisa Macdonald argue for a needs-driven scheme.

Recently-released former secret United States embassy cables reinforce the long-held view that once prominent union leader and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke was also an informant for the United States government and the Central Intelligence Agency. Jim McIlroy reports.

An 'independent' report into the de-amalgamation of the Inner West Council is not only partisan; it does not even provide a methodology for its costings. Pip Hinman reports.

Refugees on hunger strike against indefinite detention in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation are so ill their bodies are shutting down. Chloe DS spoke to Arya, one of the hunger strikers.

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