Asia & the Pacific

Ecosocialism 2024

The theme of Ecosocialism 2024 is “Climate action not war” for good reason. It takes place shortly after scientists warn of catastrophic global heating and it takes place amid new global arms race. Sam Wainwright urges you to book your ticket.

women workers at a help desk, marching at May Day

Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Danaletchumi (Dana) Langaswaran, a Malaysian socialist and labour rights activist, about her experiences in organising contract workers and running a nationwide workers' helpline.

protesters with Kanak flags

Chloe DS, Jacob Andrewartha and Rob Zocchi from 3CR’s Green Left Radio show spoke with journalist Nic Maclellan on May 24 about the crisis in Kanaky, geopolitical factors in the Indo Pacific and the centrality of Kanak self-determination.

David Robie joins the Green Left Show to discuss the current revolt in Kanaky/New Caledonia.

Mural of Eloi Machoro

As the New Zealand and Australian media fussed over tourists stranded in Kanaky New Caledonia, Kanaks have been gripped in an existential struggle with a heavyweight European power determined to keep the archipelago firmly under the control of Paris, writes Eugene Doyle.

Kanaks protesting in Paris

Colin Falconer provides invaluable background to the uprising in Kanaky/New Caledonia, over France's latest attempt to derail independence.

mural in a bus stop in Kanaky

Respected journalist, author and solidarity activist David Robie writes that while Paris reacts with a heavy-handed security crackdown against the revolt in Kanaky (New Caledonia), it cannot stifle the desire for independence.

"Vote Yes" graffiti on a sign

Rioting broke out in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea this week, following weeks of peaceful protest against a constitutional vote taken in Paris which will undo provisions in the 1998 Noumea Accord. Nicole George looks at how the situation has spiralled.

Cover image of Voice of Palestine

Pro-Palestinian solidarity activists in Australia have long been spreading information about the tragedy of the Palestinian people and the legitimacy of their revolution to Australian society, writes Khaled Ghannam. One example is the Arabic language publication Sawt Falastine (Voice of Palestine), first published in 1974.

Indian students protest for Palestine

The Gaza solidarity encampments established at more than 50 universities across the United States have inspired students around the world to pitch tents on campuses and demand universities cut ties with apartheid Israel.

US flag with weapons

In Part 2 of our interview, Socialist Alliance national co-convenor and anti-war activist Sam Wainwright speaks to Federico Fuentes about the changing realities of imperialism today and what it means for building people-to-people solidarity.

This episode features Sam Wainwright, Socialist Alliance national co-convenor, responding to United States Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell’s revealing claim that AUKUS submarines would be used to fight a US conflict in China.