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Support Jake Lynch: it’s right to boycott Israel

Dr Jake Lynch and other academics at Sydney University’s Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) came under attack in The Australian newspaper recently for supporting the boycott campaign...

Pacific Solution: Manus Island in a state of chaos

Almost since it opened in November last year, the Manus Island detention camp has been in a state of chaos, with hunger strikes and letters of protest. On Saturday...

Uprising of protest can stop Israel’s terror

Israel is again unleashing terror and death on the people on Gaza. But this new war comes amid a very different regional backdrop to the last Gaza war in...

Labor’s shame: Howard’s Pacific hell holes return

Labor has re-opened one of the darkest chapters in Australia's history of refugee policies. In a final capitulation, Julia Gillard has embraced the Howard government's Pacific Solution, forcing laws...

Unions, Labor members say no more Income Management

A COMMITMENT to organising with unionists has paid off for the campaign against the NT Intervention and the rollout of Income Management into Bankstown. Child protection workers in the...

Labor victory in Melbourne shows the challenges ahead for Greens

Labor breathed a sigh of relief after holding off The Greens in the July 21 by-election for the state seat of Melbourne. Victorian Labor feared that the series of...

Rebuilding fighting unions: Lessons from the US

The Civil wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers’ Movement or Death Throes of the Old? By Steve Early, Haymarket Books, $24.95 The “organising model” developed by unions in...

Action against union-busting effort on NZ docks spreads to Sydney

A major union dispute has erupted in New Zealand at the Port of Auckland, with 300 union workers sacked and replaced with scabs. Now the dispute has spread, with...

Jobs crash: Gillard fiddles as recession looms in Europe

The world faces a “1930s moment”, as the IMF warned in late January. Five years after the economic crisis erupted in 2007, global capitalism has failed to recover. The European...

Terrance Briscoe: killed by police?

Eight years after the shocking deaths and police cover-ups of the killings of TJ Hickey in Redfern and Mulrunji Doomadgee on Palm Island, there are all the signs of...

Behind the media beat up: Tent Embassy protesters have nothing to apologise for

Protests celebrating the Aboriginal Tent Embassy have been subject to a vicious media campaign, after a snap protest directed at Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard. This ridiculous beat-up was...

US and Israel’s self-serving fear campaign against Iran

The US and Israel have ratcheted up threats and sanctions against Iran. The media presents Iran as aggressive and a danger to the region, hell bent on developing a...

Egyptian trade unionists’ statement: “The factory and the square are one hand”

Egyptian trade unionists have called for demonstrations on January 25, the one year anniversary of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. The demands of workers and protestors have not been...

‘The whole world is marching’

More than a million people have taken to the streets around the globe as part of the Occupy movement. From Seoul to Santa Fe, in so many different languages,...

Occupy! Spread the spirit of resistance

On October 15, more than a million people took to the streets around the globe. From Seoul to Santa Fe, in so many different languages, the protests expressed the...

Mass strike action in NSW can stop the Liberals

Just two months after taking office, Barry O’Farrell and the NSW Liberals have shown their real face, launching a savage attack on public sector workers, something they never mentioned...

Don’t let HRL and the Liberals get away with new coal power in Victoria

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to decide in mid-April if a proposed HRL coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley can go ahead. HRL wants to burn a...

Liberals begin their attacks on the Sydney Uni SRC

As the academic year begins, the Sydney University Student Representative Council (SRC) is under attack from the Liberals. The SRC is the student union on campus at Sydney University. While...

Opposition to Afghan deportation agreement grows

On January 17, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen announced that a Memorandum of Understanding allowing the Australian government to forcibly return asylum seekers had been signed by Afghanistan, Australia and...

New protests fight Tunisian regime

A new wave of protests erupted in Tunisia in early February, following the revolution that brought down Ben Ali on January 14. Despite the downfall of the brutal 23-year...

Solidarity 2010 conference Sydney

Full program available at this link SESSION DETAILS: Labor’s failure to pursue any serious emissions reductions and the debacle of Copenhagen have demoralised many who hoped for climate change, but there...

Gillard takes Labor’s reins: but it’s the same horse, different jockey

Rudd's tears at his parting press conference will be the only tears shed for the end of his prime ministership. Arrogant to the end, still believing he was God’s...

Mining bosses will say anything to protect their profits

The mining companies’ hysterics are about maintaining their massive profits. This is an issue of class—with the rich defending their wealth from being taken to fund public spending. And they...

Solar policy is designed to fail

The federal government revealed the first projects shortlisted for funding under its Solar  Flagships scheme back in May. The scheme provides $1.5 billion over six years, or just $250 million...

Vale Rosemary ‘Waratah Rose’ Gillespie, 1942-2010

Solidarity was saddened to hear of the sudden death of activist and human rights campaigner, Waratah Rose on 22 June. Many people knew Waratah most recently as a passionate...

Media release: Racial discrimination entrenched in new NT Intervention laws

The Alice Springs Based Intervention Rollback Action group (IRAG) and STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) have condemned the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial...

Jobs with justice – speaking tour

Melbourne Anti-Intervention collective forum Jobs with Justice With guest speaker Peter Inverway from Kalkarinji, Northern Territory Friday 11th of June, 6:30pm, Trades Hall, corner Victoria Parade and Lygon Street Peter Inverway is...

People Power Rocks Iran

There is a new popular power sweeping Iran. In one of the biggest mass demonstrations since the toppling of the US-backed Shah in 1979, some one million people descended...

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