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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.

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.

United States President Joe Biden administration regards China's economic rise as an "existential threat" to the US Empire, writes Barry Sheppard.

The intensification of multiple, intersecting crises under capitalism, which are disproportionately affecting women, requires a united struggle against them, writes Reihana Mohideen.

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are facing down the company's anti-union campaign and voting to become the first unionised Amazon warehouse in the United States, writes Malik Miah.

Residents called an emergency action on March 10 to stop the auction of a home in Glebe, reports Kerry Smith.

The weaponisation of our economy, police, politics and society is becoming normalised, argues Wage Peace.

Warming is already set on course to reach dangerous levels. But, if we do next to nothing — the course we are on — it could get a lot worse, writes Peter Boyle.

David Brophy argues Clive Hamilton’s stance on China has led him to make common cause with the hard right. What we need instead is solidarity with victims of repression in China and opposition to racism at home.

Suzanne James looks into Crown's financial deed with the NSW government and asks why any government would sign a compensation deal indemnifying an entity it is supposed to be regulating.

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Everybody knows the gambling industry feeds on misery. We need to hold the individual fat cats accountable. But we also have to shine a spotlight on the pathway out of this systemic mess, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Protests continue against Modi’s three new farm laws amidst a deadlock between farmers’ unions and the government. Indian socialist and feminist Kavita Krishnan discussed the situation with Green Left.

The severe Arctic blast and storms that hit the central part of the United States are another example of extreme weather due to climate change, writes Barry Sheppard.

The government is crowing about the economic recovery. But when the pandemic supplement is cut at the end of March, people will be trying to survive on $43 a day. Graham Mathews reports.

Currency battles are a symptom of the race towards global inter-imperialist war, write Graham Drew and Kelvin McQueen

In Less is More, Jason Hickel has written a readable book that seeks to promote hope rather than doom in the era of the Anthropocene or, more appropriately, the Capitolocene, writes Hans Baer.

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