Youth & students

More than 1000 students, workers and activists marched on May 6 to call for urgent action on climate change. Isaac Nellist reports.

Protest posters in Sri Lanka

Since the beginning of March, protests have erupted across Sri Lanka demanding the resignation of President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, writes Janaka Biyanwila. These protests emerged in the context of rising costs of living, exacerbated by a foreign debt crisis.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Leichhardt Pat O'Shane discusses some of the critical issues in this federal election: housing, healthcare, education and First Nations peoples' rights. 

Protester holds a picture of Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher

Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story attempts to explain how TV celebrity Jimmy Savile's ties to the British ruling class enabled him to get away with sexual abuse for decades, writes Alex Salmon.

Abortion rights are LGBTIQ rights

The Republican Party is spearheading a reactionary drive against the hard-won gains of the women's liberation and LGBTI rights movements, reports Barry Sheppard.

Mural of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna

The murder of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna sparked huge demonstrations on the island and renewed calls for self-determination, reports Dick Nichols.

Mental health

A new report exposes the drug trials and other medical experiments conducted without consent and with the backing of United States government intelligence agencies, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Spain is experiencing a wave of industrial unrest, as workers fight for secure jobs and to regain lost wages and conditions, reports Dick Nichols.

Political leaders continue to ignore the consequences of their inaction, but history will judge them poorly and we will not accept it, argues Greta Thunberg.

Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency disaster and welfare supplement payments will impact young people.

Pro-democracy protests are again escalating in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), after activists were temporarily scared off the streets by the killing of dozens of activists and bystanders by the armed forces, reports Maxime Bowen.

We're skipping lessons to teach you one

More than 10,000 students joined climate strike actions around the country, reports Alex Bainbridge and Jim McIlroy.

Support for casual retail workers at a popular bookshop in the Inner West, who are campaigning for a workplace agreement, is growing. Isaac Nellist reports.

Protests have erupted in Eswatini, a southern African kingdom formerly known as Swaziland, following the alleged police murder of a law student in early May, reports Maxime Bowen.

Radicals book cover

Jim McIlroy reviews a new anthology of lively interviews with prominent figures in the Australian radical youth scene of the 1960s.

Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.

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