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Public anger at government failings over mitigating the virus spread is justifiable. The challenge for progressives is to work out how to organise this anger into a fight for measures that can offer lasting protections, argues Fred Fuentes.

New research from Professor Joseph Drew shows conclusively that the forcibly merged councils in New South Wales have not made the promised savings. Pip Hinman reports.

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Bosses claim the modern, flexible workplace is a wonderland of freedom and self-expression, but a new book reveals what it is really like for workers, writes Barry Healy.

The Australian’s government’s surprise September 16 announcement that Australia was in a new security alliance with the United States, Britain and Australia — AUKUS — formalises its war drive against China.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating and disproportionate impacts on women’s lives, jobs, future career prospects and long-term financial security, writes Zita Henderson.

Jon Strauss discusses the legacy of the Labor government-sponsored Prices and Incomes Accords of the 1980s and 1990s.

Two weeks on from the US Presidential election and Donald Trump is still trying to cling to power, writes Malik Miah.

The Global Ecosocialist Network, in conjunction with System Change Not Climate Change will be hosting a conversation with authors Mike Davis and Rob Wallace.

Despite the IPC decision, opposition to Santos' industrial scale gas project in the Pilliga is growing, reports Rachel Evans.

A new international campaign to free jailed Kurdish liberation movement leader Abdullah Ocalan was launched on September 23, reports Peter Boyle.

Sydney's Inner West Council has taken a stand against the push to lift the state’s 33-year-old ban on uranium mining, reports Markela Panegyres.

Abigail Boyd had a front-row seat to watch the wealthy be bailed out after the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. She warns the same is already happening with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two thousand people took over a major roadway in Brisbane on June 21, standing and sitting down. Buses and cars were stopped for at least 30 minutes.

The action was a prelude to future “Stop the city to stop Adani” rallies, if approval for the Adani coal mine is not withdrawn.

A couple of thousand people also rallied in Melbourne, and in Perth, Extinction Rebellion held a disruptive “die in” of several hundred in the CBD on June 22.

Long-time climate campaigner David Spratt and former fossil fuel company executive Ian Dunlop have issued a bold call for unlikely partners to work together to avoid climate catastrophe. While we need an emergency response, its (admittedly) vague proposal for an alliance with the national security sector is odd, writes Pip Hinman

The split in the grassroots women’s liberation movement was on display when two rallies to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) were held on March 9. Each attracted around 100 people.

Voices from across South America have denounced Israel’s massacre of more than 50 Palestinians on May 14 and its ongoing repression of protesters participating in the Great March of Return that began in Gaza on March 30.

They have also condemned the United States’ decision to move its Embassy to Jerusalem and pledged support to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.

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