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Turkish forces near the Syrian border

The Socialist Alliance (Australia) released the following statement in response to Turkey's genocidal attacks on North East Syria and Northern Iraq and attacks on Kurdish populations inside Iran.

David McBride

Calls are growing louder for charges to be dropped against ADF whistleblower David McBride, who will face a criminal court next year, reports Pip Hinman.

Gregory Moore, former Senior Lecturer in Plant Science and Arboriculture, gave the following eulogy for the trees at a protest against the Victorian government's North East Link Project.

NSW Civil Liberties Council president Josh Pallas gave a presentation on anti-protest laws and the right to protest at Ecosocialism 2022.

Historian and Kurdish solidarity activist John Tully gave the inaugural Sydney Kobane Day Lecture at New South Wales Parliament House.

Protester holds sign reading ‘Time to be Renew-Albo’

“Australia is back as a constructive, positive and willing climate collaborator,” climate change minister Chris Bowen told COP27. But how true is this, asks Pip Hinman.

After years of bellicose anti-China rhetoric from Australian and US elites, the fact that Xi Jinping, Joe Biden and Anthony Albanese did actually meet does seem positive. Alex Bainbridge looks at what it really represents.

Residents of the Inner West Sydney community, and many suburbs beyond to Penrith, lost a great activist for social and environmental justice, write Adrienne Shilling and Peter Hehir.

Failure born of neoliberal greed is apparent at the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt. Gideon Polya reports.

Labor has done very little to reverse the Kennett-era health and education privatisation spree, the consequences of which have led to a overloaded health system and a crisis-ridden education system. Arie Huybregts reports.

“In our negotiations with Labor, I’ve asked for their evidence that the Voice will not cede our sovereignty. To date, no one has responded to this request,” Senator Lidia Thorpe told Paul Gregoire.

Socialist Alliance supports the current inspiring uprising across Iran, led by young women. Jacob Andrewartha argues Australia can do more to help. 

John Tully gave the following speech at the inaugural Kobane Day Lecture at New South Wales Parliament. 

NTEU Qld

The number of workers taking strike action has risen this year, up from record lows for a decade. University workers are a part of this movement, reports Jonathan Strauss.

Anthony Albanese must honour Labor’s election promise to grant permanency to the more than 30,000 refugees already living here, writes Janet Parker.

Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd, escaped Iran because he was persecuted. But, as he told Sumitra Vignaendra, a bridging visa amounts to more torture.

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