The Refugee Industry & Australia’s Still Burning – Coal

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Caged for seeking freedom – migrants and refugees in the land of the free. Next, zooming out on the global refugee industry – because yes, that too – is a booming business. Finally, global [...]

Fossil Fuel Producers Should Pay For Australia’s Fires

By Staff, Yubanet.com -

January 6, 2020 – The Australia Institute has welcomed the Government’s $2 billion bushfire recovery fund announcement, but has questioned why regular Australian taxpayers are being asked to pay [...]

Australian Political Leaders Urge End To Assange Prosecution

By Rob Harris, Smh.com.au -

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has joined calls for the Morrison government to try to halt Julian Assange's potential extradition from Britain to the United States on espionage [...]

Ruling Class Bereft Of Answers While Catastrophic Fires Escalate Across Australia

By James Cogan, Wsws.org -

Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South [...]

100+ Doctors Demand Assange Go To Australian Hospital ‘Before It Is Too Late’

By Doctors for Assange, Medium.com -

We, the undersigned medical doctors, wrote to the UK Home Secretary on 22 November 2019, and to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 4 December 2019, expressing our serious [...]

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Pleads With Australians To Help Bring Him Home

By Cait Kelly, Thenewdaily.com.au -

After Julian Assange’s lawyer failed to drum up political support in Canberra last week, she is now asking the Australian public to help bring him home. London-based human rights lawyer [...]

‘Despair Ends And Tactics Begin’: Extinction Rebellion Aims To Shut Down Brisbane With Mass Civil Disobedience

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

On the heels of the hottest month in recorded history, activists with the global Extinction Rebellion movement are planning to grind the city of Brisbane, Australia to a halt Tuesday to pressure [...]

I Live-Tweeted The AFP’s Every Move As They Raided The ABC’s Sydney Headquarters

By John Lyons, Abc.net.au -

It was a surreal moment: standing with a group of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers around a big screen, sifting through 9,214 emails and documents belonging to my colleagues. I felt like [...]

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy

By Jerome Small, Redflag.org.au -

If working class people had real power, what would society look like? If you live in Australia’s largest city, you don’t have to look far to find an answer. If you’ve ever seen the Sydney Opera [...]

SEP (Australia) To Hold Election Rally And Meetings In Defence Of Assange

As part of its campaign in the federal election, the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) is holding a rally and meetings demanding freedom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and for Chelsea [...]

Traditional Owners Fighting Adani Coal Mine Mount Fresh Legal Challenge

By Ella Archibald-Binge, Sbs.com.au -

Adani gained federal government approval for its controversial mine project but could be stopped by a courtroom confrontation from Traditional Owners. Traditional Owners opposed to the Carmichael [...]

The Political Lessons Of The March 3 Free Assange Rally

By Staff, Wsws.org -

The March 3 rally in Sydney organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) represented a significant step forward in the fight to secure the freedom of persecuted WikiLeaks publisher [...]

Julian Assange Gets A New Australian Passport

By Richard Baker, Smh.com.au -

Fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been issued with a new Australian passport after lengthy negotiations over whether he was subject to an arrest warrant for a "serious foreign [...]

US Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Defies Ban To Speak On Australia

By Linda Tenenbaum, Wsws.org -

Last Sunday, an audience of more than 1,500 gave courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning a standing ovation at the conclusion of her hour-long appearance at Australia’s Sydney Opera House, part [...]

What Anti-Adani Protestors Can Learn From The Jabiluka Blockade

By Scott Ludlam, Theguardian.com -

Like anti-Adani protesters today, those who stood up at Jabiluka were attacked. It’s good to remember that people can prevail. One of Australia’s proudest land rights struggles is passing an [...]

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