Economy

Green Left’s Federico Fuentes speaks to housing activist Thomas McGath about the campaign to liberate housing in Berlin from the market.

The US feigns empathy with the Cuban people in their quest for food and other necessities, but its policies have been designed to cause hardship, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

US President Joe Biden is seeking to exploit the recent protests in Cuba to punish Cubans and destabilise the country, reports Barry Sheppard.

The significant numbers at the July 24 anti-lockdown protests are a symptom of the failure of federal and state governments to put the health and safety of communities before corporate profits, argues Rachel Evans.

The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

While the changes to superannuation have been welcomed by many, workers in the gig economy and women remain at risk of being left behind. Suzanne James reports.

The Transport Workers Union is pushing for strike action after talks broke down with Toll, which wants to impose a new workplace agreement that slashes conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

Jim McIlroy reviews Behind the Cold War on China, an important contribution to the current debate about China today.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People’s Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations into anticipating the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic, argues Markela Panegyres.

For six decades now, the United States has unsuccessfully sought to achieve regime change in Cuba, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Activists continue to organise against the cashless debit card, which is being rolled out in lower socio-economic communities. Bernadette Smith reports.

While the vaccination roll-out limps along, Jobseeker and social security support is being reduced just when it is needed the most. Suzanne James reports.

ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isaac Nellist.

An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O'Brien.

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