Sam Wainwright

The December 2 ABCC demo over here was very good; well over 2000 present maybe as much as 3000. Biggest contingents were from MUA and AMWU at around 1000 each.

On Saturday November 15 around 25 Socialist Alliance members and supporters in Perth gathered for our annual State Conference.

On Sunday November 16 around a dozen members of the Community Solidarity group took to the streets in the annual Fremantle Festival parade. A couple of comrades entered the “Guantanamo Cage” on the back of our mighty workers rights chariot, actually a ute from Tony's Hire; the cheapest car rental place in Fremantle. No vehicle's done less than 200,000 kilometres, guaranteed! As John and Justine played imprisoned workers in the cage, the rest of us shouted ourselves hoarse and leafleted the crowd of some 30,000 for the December 2 rally.

The French Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) summer school, which, I recently attended, has attracted around 1200 people.

Socialist Alliance activist Sam Wainwright is recontesting his council position in the City of Fremantle. He talks about the limits of business-led solutions to the city's problems and why Freo's stand on social and environmental issues is something to celebrate.

Fremantle Socialist councillor, Sam Wainwright writes that when council voted last year to end the Australia Day fireworks display he fully expected a conservative backlash, but was surprised by the frenzied response from the conservative media and Coalition politicians.

Sam Wainwright is a Socialist Alliance councillor in Fremantle. Below is a talk he gave on the topic of how to achieve social change in Australia.

Racism is bosses' ideology and fighting it should be core business for the union movement.

Sam Wainwright: The campaign against Roe 8 and the whole Perth Freight Link freeway project has produced an unprecedented outpouring of creativity, community spirit and determination.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, now to be known as DisabilityCare, has become a central theme of Australia’s national debate. This is a tribute to the many thousands of people who have campaigned tirelessly for better support for and inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

It is vitally important that people are not so cowed by the new anti protest laws that they stop protesting — quite the opposite.

The government's move to scrap 457 visas was a political stunt designed to revive its flagging popularity by talking about giving "Aussie workers priority for Aussie jobs". This latest attempt at racist jingoism includes the changes to the citizenship test.