Economy

The leaders of nine opposition parties have joined forces to demand Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, reports Yanis Iqbal.

As if to dispel any doubts that her privatisation spree was ending, Jim McIlroy writes that the NSW Premier has moved to reassure private corporations that it is not.

Sam Wainwright asks how would bosses, who are currently demanding that Fair Work Australia not raise award wages, react to a legislated freeze on the price they charge for goods and services.

Neoliberal ideology has reduced tertiary education to a commodity. Students have become “customers” and academics and lecturers are now “service providers”, writes Markela Panegyres.

The Colombian community and allies rallied in solidarity with a national strike in Colombia, report Federico Fuentes and Chris Slee.

Members of Sydney’s Latin American community want the Organization of American States general secretary Luis Almagro prosecuted and the regional body abolished. Federico Fuentes reports.

Casual relief teachers in Victoria are being ripped off, Alex Milne argues, because they are at the mercy of private hiring agencies.

The PM's sacking of Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has refocused attention on his efforts to privatise the public entity, writes Jim McIlroy.

Margaret Gleeson reports that despite the drop in electricity generation from some coal-fired power stations, the Environmental Justice Alliance has found little change in the amount of toxic emissions being emitted. 

President Biden is attempting to shore up the US’ role as an international leader through multilateral agreements, with the expectation that Europe will fall in behind Washington, writes Barry Sheppard.

Neville Spencer reviews a new book by Canadian socialist and political economist Michael Lebowitz.

A contribution to the urgently needed discussion on a just transition to green jobs, featuring Erin Killion-DelcastilloTim Gooden and Evan Breen.

The property-owning class has come out of the pandemic richer and more determined to get even wealthier. Peter Boyle takes a look at what can be done to revert this situation.

If you thought the political compromises exposed by the Bergin inquiry into casino operations were bad, what happened in Tasmania should be a warning to us all, writes Suzanne James.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion on their economy, jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

Alex Bainbridge argues the Labor party’s policy conference demonstrated Anthony Albanese plans to continue its “small target” strategy, offering working people very little in a pandemic recession and climate emergency.

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