Economy

Ian Ellis-Jones takes on the Cuban right-wing internet trolls.

The Treasurer’s “values-based capitalism” looks like it will include cuts to public spending, greater private investment, cuts to services and greater upfront costs, argues Graham Matthews

Miguel Diaz Canel and Lula Da Silva at CELAC 2023

CELAC member countries signed the Buenos Aires declaration to make Latin America and the Caribbean a community of sovereign nations, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

CELAC Social

More than 300 leaders of social organisations, unions and people’s movements from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered ahead of the CELAC meeting, reports Fernanda Paixão.

MPs from both major parties have absorbed an investor–style thinking, even towards public housing. Andrew Chuter argues that naïve economic theories of supply and demand will not fix the homelessness problem.

Oxfam's annual report on global inequality is a damning indictment of the chronically inequitable capitalist system, argues Peter Boyle.

Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico 2017

It’s one thing to be displaced by a hurricane. It’s entirely another matter when real estate developers and US investors take advantage of the archipelago’s disaster for profit, writes Lola Rosario

A report by the Parliamentary Budget Office has found that women aged over 60 are the fastest growing section of the population on JobSeeker payments. Isaac Nellist reports.

razem zofia malisz

Polish left-wing party Razem (Together) International Office member Zofia Malisz discusses the party’s history, Polish politics and Razem’s views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Australian Unemployed Workers Union says it is “time for DJ Albo to stop spinning and start acting on the anti-poverty rhetoric he conveniently spouted from opposition,” reports Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski.

Omali Yeshitela APSP

African People’s Socialist Party chairperson Omali Yeshitela discusses the FBI raid on his home and the continuing US government war on the movement for Black liberation and reparations.

A homeless person looking at their shoes

After winning a referendum to expropriate from corporate landlords owning 3000 apartments or more in 2021, Berliners may actually see their demands being implemented in 2023, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

The NSW Premier's pre-election promises of cashless gaming has been challenged by the NSW Greens Pull the Pin on Pokies campaign. Suzanne James investigates.

Independent MP David Pocock agreed to Labor’s new industrial relations bill only after it promised to set up an “independent” Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee. Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports on its limitations.

Ukraine war

Russia’s war against Ukraine has had devastating consequences for the country’s economy and society, writes Michael Pröbsting.

The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time, but for the nearly 3 million poor Australians it is nothing but embarrassment, isolation and hunger. Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports.

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