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The Socialist Alliance will contest the 2019 NSW State Election to put people in control of planning and to build community resistance to corporate greed.

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.

Our new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, takes credit for driving the Coalition government’s Orwellian-named “welfare reform strategy”, which has aimed at further punishing those already living below the poverty line.

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

The internal rifts inside the Liberal Party means the task of building a stronger socialist left in this country is even more urgent.

A motion moved by Socialist Alliance councillor Sam Wainwright resulted in Fremantle Council becoming the 11th local government to support an increase in the Newstart allowance.

By seeking to one-up the government over tax cuts for low and middle income earners, Shorten is perpetuating the idea that tax cuts are a solution to tackling the decline in living standards.

The wealthy and corporations got a visit from Santa Claus, but the rest of us got Scrooged again on Budget night.

Pill testing is an effective harm minimisation activity but to really save lives we need to end drug prohibition in Australia and to effectively regulate the quality and supply of drugs.

We have a chance to get a socialist elected to parliament. If we’re successful, it will be the first time since 1944.

Progressive, activist campaign groups such as GetUp!, 350.org and Friends of the Earth have been in the federal Coalition government’s sights for some time, but a new bill threatens to frustrate the work of all human rights, environmental, women’s, international aid and social justice NGOs and charities.

The February 5 announcement that the Victorian Socialists — an alliance of socialist groups, including the Socialist Alliance — will contest the upper house in the upcoming Victorian elections flags a new, exciting opening for the left and progressive movements.