Peter Boyle

The Barber Who Read History

When a young socialist activist asked Peter Boyle for some suggested reading on Australian labour history it led him to Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving's latest book.

Hundreds marched through Sydney to demand justice for Kumanjayi Walker and the many other First Nations people killed in custody. Video by Peter Boyle.

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.

Inner West Labor councillors voted to put a problematic demerger business case on public exhibition, against the wishes of Greens and Independent councillors who said it needed more work. Peter Boyle reports.

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.

Peace groups organised a protest at Darling Harbour outside the 2022 Indo Pacific Expo naval arms bazaar. Video by Peter Boyle.

Socialist Alliance Sydney candidate Andrew Chuter is pioneering short YouTube videos to take the campaign message beyond the usual suspects. Peter Boyle reports.

The Kurdish community called on the Australian government to condemn the Turkish invasion of South Kurdistan (northern Iraq) just as it has condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Peter Boyle reports.

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.

The Tigrayan community marched through Sydney CBD to call for Australian and international solidarity in the face of ongoing genocidal attacks from the Ethiopian armed forces. Peter Boyle reports.

Demonstrations were held in Sydney and Melbourne to protest the Turkish military offensive against Kurds in South Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, and more are planned. Peter Boyle reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Sydney and respected public housing, transport, resident action and trade union activist Andrew Chuter talks about about his practical vision for a socialist future.

Inner West residents were shocked to be told by the council’s general manager that they were effectively being shut out of the preparation of the demerger case. Peter Boyle reports.

Pacific Outreach Officer at the Edmund Rice Centre Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang, from the tiny Pacific island state Kiribati, warned at the Palm Sunday rally that her community is the "collateral damage to the greed of distant colonising powers". 

The Palm Sunday march on April 10 took up the intersecting issues of war, refugees and climate emergency.

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