Sam Wainwright

Kicking out Morrison and electing a minority Labor government dependent on Greens support would open up political opportunities for progressive reform. But to ensure they win, we have to build our balance of power on the streets.

Boat turn-backs don’t save lives at sea. The real meaning of this barbaric practice has always been “Fuck off and die somewhere else”

NATO has expanded to encircle Russia. Image: @TKruxed/Twitter

Russia has no right to launch attacks across Ukraine and it must pull back. We stand with Ukraine against the war being waged on it by Russia, and demand that Russia immediately stop bombing Ukraine and withdraw its military from Ukraine territory and airspace. All sides must return to diplomacy to de-escalate the situation and resolve the current impasse

Socialist Alliance campaigning in WA

Under the cover of applying “one vote, one value” to elections for Western Australia's Legislative Council, last month WA Labor also pushed through legislation that disadvantages smaller political parties.

Can do people power can save the planet

It is pretty clear now that Australia is ruled by, and on behalf of, sociopaths who are confident that they, or their children, will get a place on the escape space shuttle out of here if things turn to shit.

AUKUS is bad news for us all

Australia’s foreign and military policy is not a force for good in the world. Australia is one of a small clutch of imperialist powers that extracts vast wealth from the 85% of the global population who live in the less developed countries.

It’s obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge of COVID-19 efficiently or fairly.

Free Julian Assange protest September 2020

The pursuit of Wikileaks founder Assange is founded on a gross manipulation of the legal process – at every step of the way.

Sydney Nakba rally. Photo: Peter Boyle

The insistence on Israel’s “right to exist” is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist “Jewish’’ state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens.

Graph: Paul Oboohov based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

The squeeze on workers far predates the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s dollars more than $4 trillion has shifted from workers’ pockets to corporate profits.

Some of the policies we are proposing that no other party is actively campaigning on include: land rights; net zero emissions within 10 years, bringing strategic monopolised sectors of the economy into democratic public ownership, restricting residential rent increases to the consumer price index, 30,000 new public housing dwellings in four years and; sustainable transport solutions as a better alternative to both Roe 8 and building an Outer Harbour.

Wharfies at DP World Fremantle

In the face of catastrophic climate change, the business-as-usual assumptions about endless growth and building freeways have to end.