Episode 8: Green Left journalists Ben Radford and Isaac Nellist take you through the latest news from Australia and around the world.
May Day (International Workers' Day)
South Korea unions are fighting back against the right-wing Yoon Suk-yeol government, reports Clive Tillman. Strikes are planned for July on the back of record-breaking May Day mobilisations.
This year’s May Day celebration in Cuba was interrupted by severe storms that knocked out electricity in much of the country, but this didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 activists from the United States visiting on a solidarity delegation, reports Walter Smolarek.
The South Coast Labour Council organised the first big union protest against Labor's AUKUS nuclear submarines in Port Kembla. Jim McIlroy reports.
May Day marches were organised in Boorloo/Perth, Gadi/Sydney, Meanjin/Brisbane, Muloobinba/Newcastle, Kombumerri/Gold Coast, Walyalup/Fremantle and Tarndanya/Adelaide. Susan Price, Jim McIlroy, Alex Salmon and Renfrey Clarke report.
Hundreds of unionists and their families attended the Labour Day march on the Gold Coast. Susan Price reports.
More than 5000 unionists marched from Belmore Park to Hyde Park calling for “justice”, “a better future” and to “show the bosses we mean business” on May 1. Jim McIlroy and Pip Hinman report.
A central theme of the May Day march in Sydney was that Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition government had to be voted out at the federal election on May 21. Video by Peter Boyle.
In the lead-up to a federal election, some May Day rallies across Australia from April 30 to May 2 were bigger than usual. Kerry Smith reports.
Fred Moore spent his life fighting for the underprivileged. He was proud that unions played an important role in pushing for rights for First Nations peoples, was concerned about women's rights and was an internationalist. Robynne Murphy bids him farewell.
Sydney’s May Day march highlighted the green ban imposed by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union on the demolition of a heritage-listed building in Parramatta. Pip Hinman reports.
A car convoy in Sydney's CBD, as well as protests at Liberal MLA electoral offices, were held on June 18 in opposition to the NSW government’s plans to privatise bus services, reports Jim McIlroy.
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