Civil Liberties

Blockade Australia in Sydney on June 28. Photo: Blockade Australia

Progressive people need to push back against the draconian police reppression of peaceful climate activists in Sydney.

Perth protest in solidarity with US women fighting for abortion rights.

The right to decide whether to have children is fundamental. Continuing an unwanted pregnancy can impact a person in ways difficult to enumerate: their health; bodies; plans and hopes for their lives; families and relationships; work and career; and housing situation to name a few.

Kopika and Tharnicaa watch the election results from their temporary home in WA.

We are thrilled that Priya and Nades and their two children can return to Biloela in Queensland but we must keep the pressure on Labor.

No matter what we think of Djokovic’s born-to-rule attitude, the government’s arbitrary and discriminatory use of its harsh border policies is not in our broader democratic interest.

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.

A Campaign Against Racism and Fascism rally in Melbourne on November 20. Photo: Chris Peterson

Not everyone who has attended the so-called “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests themselves are right wing and so are the organisers.

Sue Bolton: Pro-union, pro-vax, anti-fascist

These two resolutions lay out Socialist Alliance's position on some of the current issues related to dealing with COVID-19.

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

Lockdown requires income support

Even though different state governments are taking slightly different approaches, the reason for this debate is that governments — state and federal — are making corporate interests a higher priority than people’s health.

Police have been deployed en masse to South West Sydney.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic.

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.

Farm workers are being super exploited. Photo: amir appel/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Unions are rightly worried that guest workers from South-East Asia will be super-exploited by rural bosses who are used to paying sub-standard wages. The new visa is intended to allow shamefully low wages to continue.