John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.
About 330,000 people will be pushed into poverty when the coronavirus supplement is cut again on January 1, writes Peter Boyle.
In response to the Rodrigo Duterte government's mishandling of the typhoon disaster response, left-wing coalition Laban ng Masa released this statement.
The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.
Jim McIlroy writes the federal government is moving to extend the stigmatising cashless debit card, handing responsibility for vulnerable sectors to a private company.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s personality is undoubtedly a factor in her appeal. But, politically, Ardern represents a form of centrist politics that has failed to address the challenges of our time, argues Ani White.
Child protection workers and foster carers are organising for more resources because the system is dangerously overstretched, reports Janet Parker.
Much of the praise for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is justified, writes Bronwen Beechey. However, New Zealand's existing inequalities remain, and have potentially deepened during the pandemic.
A series of coordinated protests across South Africa took place on August 1, writes Angela Chukunzira, raising a range of demands including for a universal basic income, universal health care and mass testing to fight COVID-19.
Rather than spending $270 billion on offensive weapons, Alex Bainbridge argues funding should go to permanently raising the JobSeeker rate.
The second round of the French local elections was bad news for President Emanuel Macron and his austerity agenda, writes John Mullen.
After having said it would not agree to any exemption on its ban on live sheep exports, the federal Department of Agriculture has now allowed a ship to transport tens of thousands of live sheep to the Middle East, reports Mary Merkenich.
While temporary migrant workers and international students account for more than 10% of Australia’s workforce, they have been left out of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief response, along with refugees, writes Chloe DS.
The coronavirus-inspired JobSeeker rate rise needs to be kept beyond the end of this current crisis, writes Holly Anderson.
Banjo P Kay writes that after two years of sheet metal work, he was sacked a result of the COVID-19 crisis and now faces an uncertain future.
The tide appears to be turning against the federal government’s punitive robodebt scheme, reports Kerry Smith.