Right to protest under attack as jail sentence for climate protester Violet Coco sparks outcry

The 15-month jail sentence handed to climate protester Violet Coco in Sydney in December has drawn outrage.

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How Hitler could have been stopped

Hitler came to power 90 years ago this week. Tom Orsag argues that his rise was not inevitable and that working class unity in action could have stopped the Nazis.

Racist native title system approves Santos’ destruction of Gomeroi land

On 19 December last year, President John Dowsett from the national Native Title Tribunal shamefully ruled in favour of gas giant Santos against Gomeroi native title applicants.

Attitudes shifting to the left but struggle still yet to rise

The Australian Electoral Study has released a report after every election for the last 30 years. Its most recent on the 2022 election sheds light on Labor’s victory and current political attitudes.

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Torrens Transit drivers get on board to win

Adelaide bus drivers struck on 9 January, picketing depots and bringing most public buses to a standstill.

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Racism and Indigenous rights

Indigenous activists speak out: Why the Voice won’t do anything to end racist injustice

Many Indigenous people are sceptical about the planned Voice to parliament, despite the media focus on its support. Solidarity spoke to Indigenous activists Callum Clayton-Dixon, Suellyn Tighe and Michael Mansell about the problems with the proposal.

US bases positioned for war against China

The US is the biggest bully in the Pacific, with rings of military bases blocking and threatening China, writes Tom Orsag.

Australia

Fighting sexism

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.

International

Iran protesters still defiant as regime cracks down harder

The protests in Iran that began following the death of Mahsa Amini in September have now continued for more than 100 days.

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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

Iran’s revolt and the lessons of the 1979 revolution

Today, as workers join the struggles on the streets in Iran, there is inspiration to be gained and lessons learned from the events of 1979.

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