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Climate activism makes a difference

The establishment media's bias towards maintaining the status quo, or finding excuses for it, has to be challenged. Alex Bainbridge urges you to help Green Left continue to provide a platform for activists challenging injustices. 

Fossil fuel billionaires' record profits need to be seized as a first step in democratising the energy sector and transitioning to a jobs-rich clean energy future, writes Alex Bainbridge.

As the CBA announces billions in after-tax profits, workers are denied wage rises to keep up with inflation and many will be squeezed by interest rate hikes. Peter Boyle argues that the bank should be taken back into public ownership and run as a not-for-profit service.

A bill to enshrine 10 days of paid family violence leave is the result of more than a decade of campaigns by women, unions and activists. Adele Welsh reports.

The billions of dollars wasted on military spending and tax cuts for the rich should be used to fund renewables, argues Peter Boyle

Australian scientists, led by Tim Flannery, want federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to heed the science and ensure all assessments of new gas and coal projects are evidence-based. Pip Hinman reports.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to renew Australia’s standing in the region at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji. However, Peter Boyle argues it's not looking good given the country's record and projections on climate and militarisation.

Backed by big business, mining companies and billionaires, Labor and the Coalition spent millions of dollars on political advertising to win votes, according to a new report by The Australia Institute. Isaac Nellist reports.

Ending deportations will be the real character test for the new Labor government, writes Janet Parker.

At the recent Bonn climate talks, the rulers of rich nations act like arsonists who, after lighting the fire, prevent anyone calling the fire brigade, writes Alex Bainbridge.

The Albanese government's plan to push ahead with the purchase of nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS deal is an extraordinary waste, writes Peter Boyle.

The Labor government has reignited hope that First Nations peoples will be included in decision-making. But the lasting impact of colonisation in how laws are applied also has to be addressed, argues Isaac Nellist.

The Greens advance in the federal election is a welcome development with a potential to change politics in this country, argues Alex Bainbridge.

The cashed-up United Australia Party ran in every seat but only won 4.12% of the vote. Peter Boyle argues that it is the rise of the climate movement that holds the real promise to prevent right-populism from rising to US levels of support.

 

Nicola and Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.

 ABC’s Australian Story rehashed the billionaire philanthropy trope in its episode about the second-richest person in Australia, Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. Peter Boyle reports.

It is what we have come to expect from the Prime Minister — comments that reflect age-old prejudice and which put him firmly in the bigot camp, argues Janet Parker.

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