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A 9-day strike by 22,000 metalworkers in the Bay of Cadiz looked certain to continue dominating media coverage, writes Dick Nichols. Yet within 24 hours, the two sides announced they had reached an agreement.

Spain is experiencing a wave of industrial unrest, as workers fight for secure jobs and to regain lost wages and conditions, reports Dick Nichols.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been promoting “can do capitalism” when Australia needs policies that treat all equally, argues Stuart Rees.

Home ownership is not an option for many, especially as median house prices are now close to $1 million. Isaac Nellist reports.

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso's neoliberal economic policies and proposals are facing determined opposition from diverse social sectors, Harvey Goldberg reports.

Chris Slee reviews Red Roulette, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration in China.

Residents of Inner West Council face growing threats to their public assets, particularly since the forced merger of the three previous councils. Bernadette Smith explains what's at stake.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made Australia even more of a climate pariah at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, argues Sarah Hathway.

Climate expert, Australian National University emeritus professor and Climate Council member Will Steffen speaks to Green Left about climate science and politics in the lead up to the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow.

Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.

Bernard Collaery will be allowed to make public certain information in his trial. While he should not have to face a trial at all for helping his client, Witness K, this is a positive step, writes Jim McIlroy.

Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, warns that unless the federal government restrains its pandemic spending, the country will end up like Sri Lanka. Michael Cooke and Lionel Bopage argue that this is neoliberal nonsense.

In response to the plan to rapidly phase out the disaster payment, the Australian Council of Social Service said the JobSeeker rate needs to be lifted to $80 a day. Arie Huybregts reports.

Gladys Berejiklian, the soon-to-be-former premier of New South Wales, has been a major player in the Liberal-National Party's sell-off of public assets to corporate mates. Andrew Chuter reports.

Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.

The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government’s efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.

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