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Malaysian socialist Soh Sook Hwa, addressing the recent Socialist Alliance national conference, talked about the need for action and solidarity to confront the climate crisis. Susan Price reports.

Protester holds sign reading 'We are the grand children of the ancestors you couldn't kill'

In a recent address, Professor Thalia Anthony discussed colonisation through a Marxist framework, including the ongoing impacts on First Nations people in Alice Springs. Niko Leka reports.

Canada deaths in police custody

Canadian police need to come clean about their own use of deadly force, writes Jeff Shantz.

For many young people, the fact that modern Australia emerged from a colonial-settler society founded on the violent dispossession of First Nations peoples is a self-evident fact. Sarah Hathway and Sam Wainwright comment on a significant political shift underway.

Coroner Simon McGregor, who conducted the inquest into the death in prison of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, said Victoria’s Bail Act needs to be “urgently” amended. Chris Slee reports.

Donna Nelson, the mother of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, has spoken out about the failures of the system and called for changes to the bail laws. Kerry Smith reports.

Peru protest on Jan 19, 2023

Jorge Escalante discusses the protest movement, the nature of the Boluarte coup government and what it might take to bring it down.

The current frenzy around the Alice Springs crime wave risks risks repeating the same moral panics and deployment of top-down policies which disempower First Nations people, write Thalia Anthony and Vanessa Napaltjari Davis.

A small number of neo-Nazis tried but failed to stop the Merri-Bek City Council’s Day of Mourning ceremony from going ahead in Coburg on January 26. Sue Bolton reports.

Miguel Diaz Canel and Lula Da Silva at CELAC 2023

CELAC member countries signed the Buenos Aires declaration to make Latin America and the Caribbean a community of sovereign nations, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

CELAC Social

More than 300 leaders of social organisations, unions and people’s movements from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered ahead of the CELAC meeting, reports Fernanda Paixão.

Tens of thousands of people joined Invasion Day protests around the country on January 26. 

Labor's Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be another token gesture, unless the government is forced by a strong popular movement to take real measures towards First Nations justice, argues Socialist Alliance.

Coral reef

Susan Price interviews Canadian ecosocialist Marc Bonhomme about the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), which took place in Montreal from December 7‒19.

A ceremony marking the 181st anniversary of the execution of freedom fighters was held at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets. Darren Saffin reports.

Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico 2017

It’s one thing to be displaced by a hurricane. It’s entirely another matter when real estate developers and US investors take advantage of the archipelago’s disaster for profit, writes Lola Rosario

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