Economy

Capitalism is in crisis and new Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers has offered little by way of analysis and even less optimism, argues William Briggs

Matanzas

The intensification of the US blockade of Cuba, combined with the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused big shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

It is abundantly clear that billionaires run parliament. To take them on, we must build a party and movement capable of improving people’s lives outside the cycle of electoral politics, argues Max Chandler-Mather

Despite the Treasurer saying workers’ wages are not to blame for inflation, the government is not coming up with solutions to address wage stagnation, argues Jacob Andrewartha.

Government inaction in the face of a warming climate, developer greed and poor planning are to blame for the catastrophic impacts of recent floods in New South Wales, argues Ben Radford.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi's tour of Asia has deliberately and in a calculated manner heightened tensions in the region, writes William Briggs. It was designed to be provocative and has succeeded.

Jonathan Sriranganathan discusses what it mean for a political party to follow the principle of “grassroots participatory democracy”.

Massai resist land grabs

For decades, the Maasai have been resisting displacement by mining, tourism and conservation, reports Hibist Kassa.

Panama protest

Tens of thousands of workers, students and members of social movements and Indigenous organisations have been mobilising across Panama to protest the high cost of living, reports People's Dispatch.

Tens of thousands of Panamanians have been mobilising across the country, protesting the high cost of living and demanding support from the national government to face the growing economic and social crisis, reports People's Dispatch.

Zhou En Lai and Che Guevara

Cuba and China have recently agreed to expand and strengthen relations, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Metalworker in Ukraine

On the eve of the Ukraine Recovery Conference, in Lugano, Switzerland, Ukrainian democratic socialist Vitaliy Dudin outlined an alternative vision for reconstruction to deregulation and liberalisation.

Boris Johnson caricature

Britain’s impressively dishonest and disorganised right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson is leaving office, and just about everybody is pleased to see the back of him, writes Derek Wall.

July 9 Sri Lanka

The people’s movement in Sri Lanka that converged in the last three months achieved its main objective on July 9 with President Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapakse's offer to resign, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

Activists tried to deliver a petition to Minister Tony Burke, calling for no suspensions for the first three months of the new employment system. Isaac Nellist reports.

'Green Braids' movement in North-East Syria

Peter Boyle reflects on the achievements of the Rojava revolution in north and east Syria, which  continues in the face of great adversity to inspire activists around the world.

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