Reihana Mohideen explains why the May 9 Philippine elections represented a consolidation of the power of political dynasties and clans in the country and the left's call for a “broad, united front” against the result.
Socialist Alliance’s Far North Queensland branch took up the challenge posed by the conservative strongholds of Warren Entsch and Bob Katter in Far North Queensland and helped increase the progressive vote. Jonathan Strauss reports.
Retail worker and unionist Stephen Bates, now the federal MP for Brisbane, spoke to Alex Bainbridge about his reasons for joining the Greens and his approach to his new job.
A political earthquake struck Colombia last month, when the left-leaning Historic Pact won the first round of the presidential elections after getting 40.3% of the vote, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva. Can the left break the cycle of violence to win the second round on June 19?
The radical left Red-Green Alliance shook up Danish politics in November, coming first in the elections for Copenhagen City Council. Line Barfod headed its ticket and is now in charge of urban renewal and development, climate, housing and traffic. She spoke with Green Left’s Dick Nichols.
Activists discussed the opportunities for climate action, workers’ rights and social justice under a Labor government. Isaac Nellist reports.
The Greens advance in the federal election is a welcome development with a potential to change politics in this country, argues Alex Bainbridge.
In the run-up to June’s parliamentary elections, the political atmosphere in France has been transformed by a new left alliance, the New Popular Ecological and Social Union, reports John Mullen.
Leftist candidates Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez won 40.3% of the vote in Colombia's election and will head to the second round against Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo from the Anti-Corruption League, reports Michele de Mello.
Greens campaign manager: Brisbane Greenslide demonstrates power of combining social and electoral organising
At the heart of the Brisbane Greenslide was a strategy of combining electoral campaigning with social organising. Australian Greens’ Griffith campaign manager Liam Flenady outlines how they laid the groundwork for this breakthrough victory by the radical left.
The federal election result shows that through grassroots community activism and outreach, socialist and progressive ideas can win popular support. Alex Salmon and Sue Bolton report.
Expectations are high that climate action will be on the agenda, now the climate-denialist Coalition has been booted out. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, Labor's support for big fossil fuel projects must be challenged by building powerful grassroots action.
No one predicted Labor candidate Kristina Keneally could lose the Western Sydney seat of Fowler. Federico Fuentes looks behind the crumbling of Labor’s ‘red wall’.
The cashed-up United Australia Party ran in every seat but only won 4.12% of the vote. Peter Boyle argues that it is the rise of the climate movement that holds the real promise to prevent right-populism from rising to US levels of support.
You may have helped Socialist Alliance gain federal registration last year and recently seen us on the ballot. Can you now help us in New South Wales, Kathy Fairfax asks?
Defying predictions, the Greens look set to win 2 seats in Brisbane and are in the running for another. Liam Flenady, the Australian Greens’ campaign manager for the seat of Griffith, reflects on three reasons why the campaign was so successful.