Anti-War

Indian feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan was the keynote speaker at the People's Power in the “Asian Century” seminar in Sydney on June 7. The seminar was held as part of the Socialist Alliance’s 10th national conference over the weekend of June 7-9.

The Socialist Alliance condemned the massacre of journalists, cartoonists and others at and around the offices of the Paris-based publication Charlie Hebdo. However offensive anyone may have found some of the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo, this act of brutal violence is not justified.

The Socialist Alliance condemns the air, land and artillery attack by the Turkish military and other terrorist forces on Afrin, a canton in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava).

 

A socialist educational conference, “How to make a revolution”, is being held in Brisbane over December 13 to 15.

The latest raft of “anti-terror” legislation will severely limit civil rights and comes in the context of Australian forces being committed to a new war in Iraq.

We condemn the terror attacks in London and Manchester, but we also need to call out the cynical and dangerous response from those in charge who have one solution — more of the same.

Free download of the pamphlet 25 Years of Secondary Student Revolt available here.

The Socialist Alliance conveys its condolences to the families of all its victims of the suspected shooting down to Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine but it rejects the inflammatory Cold-War-style political posturing by both Liberal PM Tony Abbott and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten.

On November 22 in cities around Australia, anti racists will be mobilising to defend the rights of refugees, Muslim communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These demonstrations have been organised as counter protests to nationally coordinated actions by Reclaim Australia, a racist group targeting Muslim communities.

The task of building a stronger socialist left in this country remains.

The struggle for profit leads inevitably to war. For this reason opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the proxy wars being waged by imperialist powers around the world, are closely interconnected with the fight for global social and economy justice.

Australia has escaped recession for more than two decades, despite the impact of the Asian and global financial crises on the world's economies.

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