youth rights

'Keep Newtown weird and safe', say protesters

King Street, Newtown ground to a halt on April 23 as some 500 locals took to the street in protest at the rise in homophobic and transphobic violence in the area since the introduction of the lockout laws.

PHOTO ESSAY: Far right/ultraleft fail to derail Safe Schools rally

Students demand universities divest from fossil fuels

In a week of divestment actions, dubbed “Flood the Campus” starting on April 18, students across Australia took action demanding their universities divest from fossil fuels as a step towards tackling climate change.

Initiated by 350.org, the protest was supported by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), environmental collectives, Resistance clubs among others.

Resistance member: Why I'm running in the elections

I live and work as a nurse in Fremantle and I'm the Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Fremantle in this year's federal election.

The Socialist Alliance recognises that not only has corrupt, business-as-usual politics caused a deepening social and climate crisis, but that those entrenched and greedy interests are unwilling and incapable of providing real solutions. Major system change is needed.

There is a growing despondency amongst large sections of the community; real anger and frustration in the way things are going. And rightly so.

Eight year old locked in paddy wagon for three hours

Police have launched an internal investigation into why an eight-year-old Aboriginal boy was left unattended in a police paddy wagon for three hours at Coraki in northern NSW.

The boy's mother, Jane Williams, said she was at work on April 13 when she got a call that her son had been picked up by police for throwing rocks at a council car. When she got to the police station they did not know where the boy was, but after a call to a colleague the officer found him in a paddy wagon parked at the station.

France: 'Nuit debout' movement shakes politics

Anyone following French politics in recent years should not be surprised by the recent explosion of public protest and resistance across the country.

For years, France has simmered with a combination of a deeply unpopular government, a limping economy and a struggling, fed up populace.

Three reasons Greer is wrong (and three response fails)

Feminist author and career academic Germaine Greer has sparked outrage once again following a controversial interview she gave to the BBC on October 24 where she reaffirmed her position that transgender women are not “real” women.

Greer's devolution from an ideological pillar of the 1960's women's liberation movement to a source of loathing for sections of the feminist community needs to be discussed. Her comments provide an important opportunity for putting forward a clear argument against trans-exclusionary feminism.

Adelaide Snap Action - Support Safe Schools!

TOMORROW - Wednesday 23rd March, 6pm
Parliament House, North Tce, Adelaide

This event has been organised by LGBTIQ+ community members as part of a national week of action in response to recent attacks on Safe Schools Coalition.

This family-friendly rally to support same sex attracted, sex and/or gender diverse young people, will call on the Federal and State Governments to support the continuation of the Safe Schools Coalition in South Australia.

We say:
- No to dismantling Safe Schools!
- No to cuts to national funding and rollout of Safe Schools!

Event date: 
Wed, 23/03/2016 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Wed, 23/03/2016 - 6:30pm
Phone: 
0435 934 199

Stop wasting our lives: marriage equality now!

The federal government continues to drag its feet on marriage equality. It is now clear that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will not initiate a marriage equality plebiscite before the end of the year, as promised.

LGBTI community organisations are increasingly losing patience with delays and broken promises. Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome described a plebiscite as “an incredibly costly and harmful opinion poll”, after PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimated it would cost $525 million.

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