Safeguards deal still won’t deliver cuts to emissions
The Greens and Labor have struck a deal to pass the climate Safeguard Mechanism bill. While this may restrict the number of new coal and gas projects, it won’t reduce actual emissions—and is a disaster for the climate.
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Liberals smashed in NSW but little on offer from Labor
Labor has won government in NSW, with a thumping swing of almost 6 per cent ending 12 years of Liberal government.
Women, life, freedom—Iran’s uprising six months on
After nearly six months the uprising in Iran—known as Zhina’s uprising after the nickname of Mahsa Amini whose death in police custody triggered the revolt—has begun to die down.
Official transphobia legitimises the far right
The appearance of a handful of Nazis at the “Let Women Speak” rally in Melbourne last weekend has caused a furore.
Visy workers can lousy wage offer
The 40 workers at one of Visy’s can-making factories, in Shepparton, Victoria, are planning to walk out for four days after today's Labour Day public holiday, bringing their strike days this year to 17.
Labor’s new climate plan only safeguards fossil fuels
The Albanese government wants to force changes to the climate Safeguard Mechanism through parliament by 31 March.
Racism and Indigenous rights
How the plan for a token advisory Voice was hatched
The plan for an Indigenous Voice to parliament was a result of the government-funded push for constitutional recognition that would deny any real rights, argues Paddy Gibson.
Iraq war showed the brutal cost of US power—don’t let them do it again
Mark Gillespie looks at the chaos and death the US unleashed on Iraq following the invasion in 2003—and why we need a new movement against war.
Labor’s failure on climate and cost of living result of refusing to challenge the rich
Labor says it can't do any more on the cost of living and its climate policies are a gift to big polluting companies
Gillard’s misogyny speech tainted by her hypocrisy on sexism
Sunday 9 October is the tenth anniversary of Julia Gillard’s Misogyny Speech, when she destroyed Liberal leader Tony Abbott in parliament.
Ardern jumps ship as NZ Labour lets down its supporters
Under Ardern's leadership, Labour went into decline, and is still heading for defeat in October.
Jose Maria Sison: a flawed revolutionary
Sison dedicated his life to fighting colonialism and imperialism. But his devotion to a version of Stalinist politics means that, ultimately, his was a deeply flawed revolutionary project that has left a deep scar on Filipino politics.
Radical history and theory
How do we move from revolt to revolution?
Poverty, war and climate change drive millions to fight back. But we need to turn resistance into a challenge to the whole system, writes James Supple.