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GREEN LEFT REPORT #9: Feminism's resurgence, Venezuelan eyewitness + more

This episode focuses on feminism's resurgence and Venezuela's unfolding revolution. It includes activist news on Stop CSG protests, Global Noise protests, plus Carlo Sands on the European Union's Nobel Peace prize win, and a performance by 1000 eyes at Occupy.

Australian socialists condemn assassination of Baloch leader by Pakistani state

The following statement was released by Socialist Alliance (Australia) on February 3.

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Socialist Alliance (Australia) condemns the murder by the Pakistani military on January 30 of Dr Mannan Baloch, Secretary General of Baloch National Movement (BNM), and four other BNM members. According to eyewitnesses, the military attacked the house where they were staying with mortar fire, then troops entered and shot each of the occupants in the chest and head. The youngest victim was just 19 years old. All the victims were unarmed.

Socialist candidate slams NSW public housing sell-off as 'big business hand-out'

"The NSW Coalition government's proposed sell-off of public housing to property developers is a huge hand-out to big business from the public purse," Peter Boyle, Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Sydney in the upcoming federal election, said on February 3.

"And the planned 'redevelopments' of public housing will make the housing crisis for workers and poor people even worse than now."

Socialist candidate says 'expand public housing, not sell it off'

The New South Wales Baird government has announced an historic decision to privatise public housing.

In a $22 billion bonanza for the government's property developer mates, public housing estates will be torn down and rebuilt into places where private tenants and homeowners outnumber social housing tenants by 70% to 30%.

NSW Coalition Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard announced the state government's "Future Directions for Social Housing" policy. It includes the transfer of 35% of public housing to community housing organisations.

Global inequality report: Can a 'broken' system be fixed?

Oxfam's new report, An Economy for the 1%, is a damning indictment of capitalism. It presents chilling data showing that global inequality has reached “new extremes”. The aid organisation has calculated that just 62 people have the same amount of wealth as half the world.

Socialist Alliance state conference

Annual decision making conference for Socialist Alliance members and guests. Contact Socialist Alliance if you're interested in attending.

Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)

Event date: 
Sat, 20/02/2016 - 2:40pm
Event time: 
Sat, 20/02/2016 - 2:00pm
9218 9608, 0413 976 638

Join the fight against the Liberals in 2016

In 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott was booted from the top job courtesy of his own party and replaced by Malcolm Turnbull. This was considered a victory by many and a result of the work of a number of social movements campaigning against a range of Abbott's policies.

Stand with the CFMEU — Union organising is not a crime

[The Socialist Alliance National Executive released this statement on December 7.]

The arrests of Victorian Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) officials, state secretary, John Setka and assistant secretary Shaun Reardon, demonstrate that the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption is purely a witchhunt against unions.

Socialist Alliance New England

Branch meeting at the University of New England, Room S006_27 SR1 (tbc).

Event date: 
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event time: 
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:00pm
Bea on 0458 752 680

Socialist Alliance Meeting

Branch meeting from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, discussion of plans for 2016 from 4:30pm to 6pm, dinner from 6pm, Jacaranda Room, Hughes House, behind Kent House, 141 Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park. All members and supporters welcome!

Event date: 
Wed, 13/01/2016 - 3:30pm
Event time: 
Wed, 13/01/2016 - 3:30pm
0458 752 680
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