Greece protests police brutality
In Greece, mass protests have broken out following the release of video footage of a man being beaten with an iron baton by a police officer and held down by two others for breaking lockdown restrictions.
Peter Dutton continues to abuse the rights of refugees to healthcare
The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has once again shown his utter disregard for the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers.
150th anniversary of the Paris Commune
The 18th of March marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.
“Islamo-Leftism” From conspiracy to policy
“Islamo-Leftism,” or Islamo-Gauchisme (in French), is the latest term in French political discourse to demonise the Islamic community and French universities.
“Liberation is within our reach”: Palestine goes on strike
Under Israeli bombardment, Palestinians went on one of the biggest strikes in Palestinian history on 18th May.
Generals threaten civil war in open letter to French government
In France a group of military personnel, both active and retired, have penned an open letter to President Emmanuel Macron warning him of what they see as the perils facing the country.
“How long will it last?”: Ceasefire in Palestine
A ceasefire was declared between Israel and Hamas on the morning of 21st May, bringing a temporary halt to an eleven-day conflict on the Gaza Strip.
30th anniversary of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report
The 15th of April marks the 30th anniversary of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) report.
Socialism: utopian or scientific: a guide
For the final part of this series, we will see how all of the concepts we’ve explored thus far work together to create scientific socialism.
Australia and the US withdraw from Afghanistan
After Joe Biden’s announcement on 14th April that the United States army will be withdrawing from Afghanistan ...
The farce of BHP turning away from fossil fuels
BHP, the world’s second largest mining company, is selling off a lot of its global gas and oil assets to Australian outfit Woodside Petroleum.
Senate grants intelligence agencies more power
Three national security bills have been rushed through Parliament this week allowing for greater police and intelligence agency powers.
Nurses and midwives deserve better working conditions
Two weeks ago, a petition with over 50,000 signatures called for Australia’s nurses and midwives to receive a COVID disaster payment for their work during...
Socialism: Utopian or Scientific: A guide
In the previous article we analysed some of the basic concepts in Engels’ work and what the problem with utopian socialism was.
Centrelink forces workers to pay back JobKeeper profits
Centrelink has demanded the return of excess JobKeeper funds from recipients while not demanding the same from businesses who turned a profit while accessing the scheme.
No space for transphobia on IWD
On the 8th of March, cities across the world will hold rallies in support of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a celebration of women and a day of solidarity and action around women’s issues.
Socialism: Utopian or Scientific – A guide
Uprisings have happened countless times throughout history. Revolutionary transformation is the historical norm, not the exception.
“Can’t tell their left from their right” ASIO obscures political ideologies
ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess announced on Wednesday the 17th of March that the agency will be dropping the labels “left-wing” and “right-wing” extremism as well...
Australia’s growing negligence of the elderly
The NSW ADC has released a new report showing that rates of elder abuse and neglect have been rising during the lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NSW police block efforts to protect remote Indigenous communities
It has been brought to light that one of NSW’s most senior police officers influenced the state government to reject proposed health measures designed to protect remote Indigenous communities.
WA police access COVID app
The WA government has butted heads with their police force over the police’s ability to access data from the state’s contact-tracing app, SafeWA.
Art in the name of exploitation: Dark Mofo’s Union Flag controversy
On 20th March, the organisers of the creative arts festival Dark Mofo put out a chilling call to First Nations people on Instagram: “we want your blood.” Once you read the text beneath the picture, they began to specify that they were asking for blood donations to be used for one of the festival’s performance pieces. The idea behind the “artwork” in question entitled “Union Flag” was to drench the British flag in the blood of First Nations people. This immediately drew swathes of criticism from First Nations peoples and was roundly condemned in the arts community and beyond.
Betting the house: the Crown Casino scandal
Royal Commissions in two states, Victoria and Western Australia, into the Crown Casino empire have revealed the enormous amount of corruption.