International solidarity

Socialist Alliance has joined with regional parties and solidarity groups in a statement to support the people of Venezuela against the ongoing threats, destabilisation and violent attacks, orchestrated by right-wing forces with the backing of the US.

Australia is continuing to avoid any possibility that it might stand up for Palestinian sovereignty and human rights with its behaviour at the United Nations.

On the one hand there is a highly militarised state, with one of the best equipped armed forces in the world, generously subsidised by billions of dollars in Western military and non-military aid. On the other hand there are 1½ million people, subjects of this state, which has herded them into a walled ghetto on which it imposes a starvation siege.

And so it begins — an offensive, on behalf of the Australian ruling class and corporate interests, to steal the future from the majority of Australians, to dismantle what remains of our social welfare system, in order to carry out, in the words of Treasurer Joe Hockey, "the government's solemn duty ... to build a stronger Australia".

This updated resolution was adopted by the Socialist Alliance National Council on October 4.

Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance condemns the killing of three Palestinian youth by Israeli security forces and settlers in the past 24 hours. They have joined the nearly 500 Palestinians who have been injured by the Israeli occupation forces since clashes began several days ago.

The Socialist Alliance condemns the Australian government for withdrawing its recognition of the maritime boundary jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal of the Laws of the Sea, leaving East Timor with no legal avenues to assert its rights.

In response to widespread protests against corruption and the removal of food subsidies, the Sudanese government has instigated a crackdown on dissent, arresting and torturing opposition leaders, journalists and students.

Socialist Alliance supports and campaigns for:

  1. Solidarity with Latin American revolutionary movements challenging corporate exploitation, foreign domination and neoliberal policies including in Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia and those countries who are seeking to building "socialism for the 21st century".
  2. Every step towards a strengthening of the independence and unity of Latin American nations against imperialist domination including, but not limited to, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), nationalisations, debt cancellations, land reform, governme

Indian socialist and feminist, Kavita Krishnan will be one of the international guests from the Asia-Pacific region at the 10th national conference of the Socialist Alliance, to be held in Sydney over the long weekend of June 7-9.

If you know of more solidarity actions that are not on this list, please advise us by sending a message to the National Office

The results of the recent Australian Labor Party (ALP) conference vote on boat turnbacks shows why building a progressive alternative to the left of the ALP in Australia today is urgently needed.