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October 18 marked one year of mass protests for systemic change in Chile, and one year of brutal repression, writes Sandra Cuffe

The Labor Party's dirty tricks department has sprung into action to try to thwart the Greens' insurgent campaign to win the seat of South Brisbane in the October 31 election, reports Alex Bainbridge.

With the death of Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her iconisation has reached fever pitch, writes Benay Blend. But while she defended women's rights, she chose to ignore the rights of Palestinian and Indigenous peoples.

Frances Hamilton became an active feminist in the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Here, she recounts some of her experiences from the grassroots movement that spearheaded so much change in women's lives.

Cairns local councillor and former Queensland MP Rob Pyne speaks to Green Left about his time in state parliament and why he is promoting socialism today.

The Brazilian government is moving to restrict access to legal abortion and intimidating health professionals, writes Marina Duarte de Souza.

The inaugural Green Left Feminist Walking Tour uncovered Sydney's little-known feminist and class-struggle history, recounts Rachel Evans.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought systemic inequality to the fore. Pip Hinman writes that there is one group who are particularly at risk — older women.

Kurdish women’s organisations have issued a new dossier documenting incidents of violence against women carried out by Turkish soldiers and jihadist groups in north-west Syria, reports Susan Price.

The report of an inquiry, commissioned by the High Court of Australia, has revealed that women are not safe from predatory sexual harassment, even in the highest court in the land, writes Margaret Gleeson.

You’ve probably heard The Ballad of 1891 about the Queensland shearers’ strike. You can probably sing Kev Carmody’s From Little Things Big Things Grow about the Gurindji Walk Off at Wave Hill in 1961. But do you know the story of the Jobs for Women campaign at the Wollongong steelworks in the 1980s? Check it out at the Sydney Film Festival, writes Karen Fletcher.

Canadian socialist and feminist Suzanne Weiss begins her recent memoir with these words by W B Yeats: “There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.” More than just an epigram, they describe a practice of solidarity that saved Weiss from the Holocaust and later shaped her more than six decades of activity as a life-long socialist, writes James Clark.

The University of Sydney Women’s Collective is calling for residential colleges to be repurposed into safe, affordable student housing, reports Rachel Evans.

Green Left's Alex Bainbridge travelled to Turkey in February, where he spoke with People's Democratic Party MP Hişyar Özsoy about repression in the country.

Life under COVID-19 just got scarier for many women. Isolation at home is not the safest choice for women trapped in abusive relationships, writes Chloe DS.

It might seem unusual to describe climate change as a feminist issue. But it uniquely and unequally affects women and girls in many ways, argues Zita Henderson.

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