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CWU protest cr Guy Smallman

Half a million trade unionists are gearing up for a national day of strike action on February 1, across England, Scotland and Wales, writes Terry Conway.

2022 floods South Korea

A new climate justice movement is growing in South Korea, with the help of the trade union movement, reports Alice S Kim.

Protesting attack on pensions in France

Millions of workers and youth in France mobilised on January 19 against the government's latest attack on pensions. John Mullen explains the background.

razem zofia malisz

Polish left-wing party Razem (Together) International Office member Zofia Malisz discusses the party’s history, Polish politics and Razem’s views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Irvin Jim NUMSA

The answers for South Africa will have to come from struggle, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) leader Irvin Jim tells Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra.

Members and supporters of the APSP following the raids in St Louis, Missouri. Photo: APSP

Members of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) in the United States are expecting to be indicted this month over spurious allegations, reports Don Fitz, prompting a grassroots solidarity defence campaign.

Independent MP David Pocock agreed to Labor’s new industrial relations bill only after it promised to set up an “independent” Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee. Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports on its limitations.

Enterprise bargaining negotiations have come to a grinding halt since the state-wide strike where nurses and midwives laid out their position on wages and safe ratios. Chris Jenkins reports.

The Sydney community standing in solidarity with the people of Santa Cruz against destabilisation

Right-wing groups are leading violent protests in Bolivia. Juana Maldonado asks Australians to stand in solidarity with the Bolivian government and its people.

2022 China protests

Choo Chon Kai, a leading activist in the Socialist Party of Malaysia, has been building solidarity with democracy activists in China for many years. He discusses the recent protests in several cities in China.

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union adopted a resolution against AUKUS at its recent national conference. Kerry Smith reports.

The unjust jailing of climate activist Violet CoCo exposes the limits of the type of democracy we are being asked to uphold, argues Alex Bainbridge

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The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation blocking a national rail strike planned for December 9, reports Malik Miah.

ITUC 2022

Almost 1000 delegates representing more than two hundred workers’ organisations in more than 120 countries gathered in Melbourne for the International Trade Union Confederation's 5th World Congress, reports Ron Guy.

Nursing union activist and Socialist Alliance member Chris Jenkins explains the dispute between the Australia Nursing Federation WA and the WA government on the latest Green Left Show.

Federal public servants will start enterprise bargaining from next May after receiving only small pay rises throughout the nine years of Coalition government. Stanley Blair reports.

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