Issue 132 - Nov

Strike wins big pay rises for 1000 Woolies workers in Sydney

Woolies Warehouse workers in Sydney have won a 16 per cent pay rise over three years after a solid 24 hour strike.

Australia’s Medevac catch-22 means no medical help for refugees

Since February, just 160 people have been transferred from Manus and Nauru for medical treatment. The government is deliberately delaying medical treatment to those being transferred.

Here we Joh again: Queensland Labor cracks down on protest

The Queensland Labor government pushed through new laws aimed at environmental protests in late October. Protesters caught using complex lock-on devices will face massive fines or even jail—up to $6500 or two years in prison for people who block transport infrastructure.

University of Melbourne casuals are fighting back

Casuals at the University of Melbourne have delivered a blow to the myth that casual workers are too insecure and vulnerable to stand up and fight for their rights.

Back to the weekend—New Zealand casino workers fight to get back penalty rates

Hundreds of SkyCity Casino workers in Auckland, New Zealand are striking every weekend to win back weekend penalty rates. Solidarity’s Erima Dall spoke to Tina Barnett, who works on the game floor at the casino.

Dramatic British election to decide on Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn

Britain is headed to the polls on 12 December in an election that will determine not just the fate of Brexit but the future of Labour’s radical shift to the left under Jeremy Corbyn.

Versailles—How Australia demanded colonies of its own as spoils of war

Tom Orsag looks at Australia’s rotten role in the Versailles Peace Conference 100 years on

As climate change melts the Arctic, all oil companies see are new chances for profit

Trump is moving to sell off leases over 1.6 million acres of the Arctic, opening the area up to oil and gas exploration for the first time.

Exploring a world in revolt

With anti-government movements erupting across the globe, Sadie Robinson looks at the root causes and how the struggles can win

Gandhi and civil disobedience—a strategy for movements today?

Lachlan Marshall reviews Talat Ahmed's new book that examines Gandhi’s ideas and the role of his non-violent civil disobedience in the struggle for Indian independence

1619—How slavery in the US began

Four hundred years ago the first Africans were sold into the future United States. But at that point racialised slavery, and racist ideology, were yet to develop

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