Unions condemn Labor’s backflip on TPP trade deal
Daniel Wallace, secretary of Hunter Workers, the Newcastle Trades Hall Council, resigned from the Labor Party in response to their decision to support the Trans Pacific Partnership-11 trade deal. He spoke to Solidarity.
Victorian delegates meet, but electoral campaign for Labor on the agenda
More than 1700 workers attended Trades Hall’s mass delegates meeting on 25 September, to plan for the next Change The Rules stopwork rally on 23 October—this time branded in Victoria as “Australia Needs a Pay Rise”.
Sydney Uni staff rally against job cuts and deskilling
Over 150 Sydney University workers have held a feisty rally in their bid to stop forced redundancies and deskilling in support services.
Hutchison signals plan for savage attack on workers
Hutchison Ports Australia have submitted a savage log of claims which would decimate conditions of wharfies at its Sydney and Brisbane terminals.
Liberals’ ‘free speech’ crusade is an attack on right to protest
Liberal Education Minister Dan Tehan has launched an anti-protest crusade in the name of “free speech” on campuses.
Cuts and understaffing produce aged care crisis
A Four Corners investigation has unearthed shocking evidence on the state of Australia’s aged care system.
Case of Aboriginal man shows Dutton’s deportation spree out of control
Daniel Love is just one of thousands of Australian Permanent Residents who have been taken into immigration detention centres pending deportation under the draconian section 501 of the Immigration Act, introduced in 2014.
US Senators dismiss sexual assault claims to back Kavanaugh
Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been confirmed to the Supreme Court despite multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.
Idlib’s fate caught up in imperialist power struggle over Syria
A last minute deal struck between Russia and Turkey in September halted plans for a massive military assault on Idlib—Syria’s last rebel-held province.
Deaths in custody: Killed by a racist state
Aboriginal people are being locked up and killed in custody in increasing numbers, as government policies become more brutal and repressive, writes Jasmine Ali
Marx’s most revolutionary idea
Karl Marx’s most important insight was the potential role of the working class to overturn capitalism and build a new kind of society, writes David Glanz