Socialist Alliance

GREEN LEFT REPORT #10: Left wins in council and union elections + more

Features interviews with Sue Bolton, the newly elected Socialist Alliance councillor for Moreland in Melbourne and Lindsay Hawkins, one of the Progressive PSA team that have won control of the union representing NSW public servants.

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.

People are not the problem

As the federal government lurches from crisis to crisis, the hand-wringing and finger pointing in the mainstream press continues. A piece by Murdoch mouthpiece Janet Albrechtsen published in the Australian on February 18, blames the Australian public. Titled “We, the people, are the threat to fiscal reform”, Albrechtsen continues the conservative mantra that argues that government budget debt is intergenerational theft.

Venezuela: Asian socialists condemn new US-backed coup

The statement below was released on February 17 by socialist groups in the Asia-Pacific region in response to a new coup attempt, including planned assassinations and bombings, by the US-backed right-wing opposition against Venezuela's socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the recent coup attempt that sought to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela in order to reverse the achievements of the socialist Bolivarian process.

The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity in Europe

Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly European correspondent, will provide en eyewitness account of the Greek elections. Followed by a mediterranean feast and the launch of the Socialist Alliance New England statement. Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale.

Event date: 
Sat, 28/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Event time: 
Sat, 28/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Phone: 
Bea 0458 752 680

Socialist Alliance New England Branch Meeting

Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street. All welcome!

Event date: 
Sat, 07/03/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Event time: 
Sat, 07/03/2015 - 3:00pm
Phone: 
Bea 0458 752 680

Introduction to Socialism

Organised by Resistance Young Socialist, at the University of New England, Arts Tutorial Room 51 (Tapp Room, E11 G51).

Event date: 
Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Event time: 
Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Phone: 
Bea 0458 752 680

Greece eyewitness speaking tour with Green Left correspondent

Radical leftist party SYRIZA has swept to power in Greece promising to end austerity and threatening to spark an anti-austerity fightback across Europe.

Green Left Weekly's European correspondent and Socialist Alliance member Dick Nichols, usually based in Barcelona, was in Athens for the historic win. He is speaking across the country about SYRIZA's challenge to austerity and elite rule.

The best politicians that money can buy

The Australian Electoral Commission data from the declaration of donations to the major parties in 2013-14 was made public in early February.

They show that a total of more than $278 million in speculative political capital was invested in the ALP, Liberals, Nationals, Palmer United Party (PUP) and the Greens.

Palestinian People's Party anniversary celebrated

Around 60 people attended a public forum in Sydney on February 9 to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the re-establishment of the Palestinian People's Party (PPP). The party was retitled from its original name of Palestinian Communist Party, which was founded 96 years ago.

Shamikh Badra outlined the history of the PPP, from its early days in 1920s Palestine, to its re-founding in 1982. He explained the role of the PPP after it joined the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in 1987 and fought for militant policies within the Palestinian liberation movement.

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