Pip Hinman

All the way #HomeToBilo, Melbourne protest June 19

Keeping people out of Australia under the guise of stopping “people smuggling” and “deaths at sea” is no excuse for government cruelty towards people escaping war, torture, persecution and death.

This long, dirty war has very deliberately been conducted in secret.

Capitalism is destroying the planet: We need a climate revolution

If there is one thing the recent unprecedented bushfire emergency has proved to us in Australia — and to millions in countries who watched on in horror — is that the climate emergency is not just something to worry about in the future: this is the climate emergency and it is already catastrophic.

The horror of the devastating and apocalyptic fires in NSW and Victoria has not only dampened the New Year party mood, it has fanned anger over the government's obvious failure to respond to the climate emergency.

PM Scott Morrison hypocritically describes the climate movement as opposed to “alternative views”. Yet he is the one refusing to compromise on climate action.

Socialist candidates are campaigning in the May 18 federal elections to put forward solutions to the growing wealth divide and looming environmental crisis.

As we make a plan for a new year of activism, we can take some heart from the growing student movement for real climate action.

Our new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, takes credit for driving the Coalition government’s Orwellian-named “welfare reform strategy”, which has aimed at further punishing those already living below the poverty line.

Leaked reports of atrocities and misconduct point to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq being part of the problem, not the solution.

People are turned off participating in the political process in Australia but they are also moving leftward in their political attitudes.

Barnaby Joyce thought he was untouchable. But for the Turnbull government in crisis, it now looks like he could be dispensable.

The Federal government is trying to clamp down on the unions, and campaigning organisations such as GetUp!, by pushing tighter restrictions on their ability to campaign.