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The March 15 banning of two Socialist Alliance activists, Paul Benedek and myself, from the University of Sydney was revoked on April 9, after vice-chancellor Michael Spence received a storm of protest letters. Among the many who protested against this attack on freedom of speech were renowned journalist John Pilger, 15 professors and lecturers at Sydney and other universities, Sydney City councillors Meredith Burgmann and Irene Doutney, leaders of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), students and civil rights activists.
Two hundred and seventy people gathered for the Resistance 2010: The World Can't Wait! conference in Thirroul, near Wollongong, over April 24-26. The national conference brought together young activists from all over Australia to discuss a broad range of political issues and to get organised in the face of an uncertain future.
David Lowe, a Townsville-based administration officer and union activist, was preselected by the Socialist Alliance Queensland state conference on April 17 to join Brisbane Aboriginal community leader Sam Watson on the Senate team for the upcoming federal election. Lowe is helping to establish a Socialist Alliance branch in Townsville. Below, Lowe explains what prompted him to run with the Socialist Alliance. * * *
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) concluded its five-month extraordinary congress on April 25 with the approval of highly anticipated party principles and statutes. This was just in time for primaries on May 2, in which millions of PSUV members will choose parliamentary candidates to run against a newly united opposition platform called the “Democratic Alternative” in September.
Resistance, socialist youth organisation, held its national conference in the Thirroul Community Centre (Wollongong, NSW) over April 24-26, 2010. Nearly 300 largely young people took part in the event, discussing organising a fight back against racism, war and environmental destruction. The event was filmed by Win TV (regional NSW version of Channel Nine). The news report can be seen below.

As the world economy spirals down into its deepest crisis since the great depression, the writings of Karl Marx have made a return to the top seller lists in bookstores. In his native Germany, the sales of Marx’s works have trebled.

By Ernest Mandel Since the mid-'70s there has been a worldwide offensive of capital against labour and the toiling masses of the third world. This offensive expresses the sharp deterioration of the relationship of forces at the expense of

Wednesday 11th of March, 6:30pm
Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston Street

Under our current economic system, the drive for ever increasing profits surpasses all else. Caring for climate and ecology, human rights. It is not possible to implement the urgent solutions we need to address the climate and ecological crisis we're all facing.

Solutions lie in moving to a society that places human need first, a society that ceases to exploit and commodify people, animals and environment to generate billions for a select few.

Jacobin Founder and Editor Bhaskar Sunkara speaks in Sydney sponsored by the SEARCH Foundation and Jacobin magazine. Bhaskar Sunkara is the Editor and Publisher of Jacobin magazine, editor of The ABCs of Socialism, and co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century. Bhaskar will speak about future directions for the Left in an era of anti-politics, where the world stands at an economic, environmental and social crossroads. 

An afternoon of SANEity with members of Socialist Alliance New England, from 2pm to 6pm at Kent House in Faulkner Street, Armidale.

SANE will meet in the Jacaranda Room at Hughes House to share ideas and discuss plans for 2018. We’ll have dinner together and take time get to know each other better. More details closer to the date — ideas welcome.

Ring Bea Bleile on 0458 752 680 for the address.

Alan Broughton, co-author of "Sustainable Agriculture vs Corporate Greed", will argue that small-scale, sustainable farming and socialism go hand in hand.

The industrial farming practiced by agribusiness is marked by land degradation and heavy use of insecticides, herbicides and fertilisers. Agribusiness is also a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. But contrary to the myths spread by big-business apologists, the evidence shows that family farms are many times more productive and better cared for than large holdings.

Socialist Alliance Geelong meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lower Hall at Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street, Geelong 3220. The next meeting is 127 Myers Street, Geelong.

6pm for dinner, 6.30pm for meeting. Meetings open to interested and prospective members.

Contact geelong@socialist-alliance.org or call Sue Bull on 0458 747 726

Can capitalism solve the climate crisis?

We argue that under a profit driven system, it is not possible to implement the urgent solutions we need to address the climate and ecological crisis we're all facing.

Solutions lie in moving to a society that places human need first, a society that ceases to exploit and commodify people, animals and environment to generate billions for a select few.

Friday 24 Jan, 6pm
Geelong Activist Centre Bookshop
Geelong Trades Hall
127 Myers St, Geelong 3220

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