Civil Liberties

The Socialist Alliance supports the call by the RiseUp4Rojava campaign,  Women Defend Rojava, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava and Make Rojava Green Again for a global commemoration on July 18-19 of the eighth anniversary of the Rojava Revolution in north and east Syria.

The passing of the ACT assembly's bill to allow same-sex marriages on October 22 is a significant win and a step towards full, federal marriage equality.

The demand of tens of thousands of people who marched through the streets in cities around Australia on May 18 was clear. They want the federal government’s killer budget blocked.

The far right Islamophobic “Reclaim Australia” movement burst onto the streets in what was the biggest racist mobilisation since the Cronulla riots, in 16 places across Australia on April 4.

The Federal government's new security measures won't be limited to fighting the 'war on terror' and will undermine civil liberties.

The Socialist Alliance will be running three Hunter-based candidates in the March 23 NSW state elections.

End dictatorship in Myanmar

Socialist Alliance vehemently condemns the coup in Myanmar/Burma. We acknowledge the courage and commitment of the people who are resisting the military, and we stand in solidarity with them.

The federal Parliament's joint committee on electoral matters is recommending a number of changes to the federal electoral laws supposedly to address the problem of some small – and mainly right-wing – parties "gaming" preference direction through above-the-line voting for the Senate.

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 normalisation of the war on terror has become the standard refrain from the mainstream media (MSM), which would rather sensationalise and beat up stories of petty crime than investigate corporate crime.

If #Libspill can be summed up as the “madness of Abbott”, we have to recognise that this and other symptoms of political “madness” (such as Trump) are expressions of the dangerous times we live in.

The battle remains for working and unemployed people to push for a response that puts public health first, without making them pay for the crisis.