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Protest posters in Sri Lanka

Since the beginning of March, protests have erupted across Sri Lanka demanding the resignation of President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, writes Janaka Biyanwila. These protests emerged in the context of rising costs of living, exacerbated by a foreign debt crisis.

Activists blockaded Newcastle Port, the world’s biggest coal port, on April 24. Niko Leka reports.

2022 Durban floods

Patrick Bond and Mary Galvin report on the recent catastrophic floods in Durban, which have exposed the Cyril Ramaphosa government’s criminal negligence and failure to take action on climate change.

Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf April

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for activists.

The new IPCC report is upbeat about the possibilities to keep global warming at bay. Markela Panegyres argues there is no doubt that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the bottom line.

People travelled hundreds of kilometres by road from across the Northern Territory to put their opposition on the record for a Senate inquiry into shale gas fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. Hannah Ekin reports.

Solar PV project in Cuba

Cuba has been revitalising its energy sector for the past 25 years, reports Ian Ellis-Jones. The result has been a rise in efficiency and a significant reduction in emissions.

The Coalition and Labor are framing the budget with talk of the need for “budget repair”. John Quiggin says this is “a euphemism for cuts or austerity” and that alternative measures are needed.

In a grim omen for the federal Coalition, South Australian voters threw out the four-year-old Liberal government. SA Labor, led by a former right-wing union official, faces some big challenges. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf March

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents five new books for reds and greens.

US dollars burning

Socialists and anti-war forces in the United States must oppose the United States-NATO economic sanctions against Russia, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Paul W R's Last Journey

If you like sci-fi movies with a gentle, slightly mystical feel, this film is worth your time, as long as you don't expect any politics, writes Barry Healy.

Newcastle City Council declared Newcastle nuclear free in 1982, a commitment locals say they will insist on as the federal government looks for a site for its nuclear-powered submarine base. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Several nuclear facilities in Ukraine have been attacked by the Russian military over the past fortnight — a nuclear research facility, two radioactive waste storage sites, the Chernobyl nuclear site, and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, reports Jim Green.

The newly inaugurated government of progressive President Xiomara Castro declared Honduras free of open-cut mining on February 28 to protect its environment, reports People's Dispatch.

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