International solidarity

AUKUS is bad news for us all

Australia’s foreign and military policy is not a force for good in the world. Australia is one of a small clutch of imperialist powers that extracts vast wealth from the 85% of the global population who live in the less developed countries.

Justice for Afghanistan rally, Brisbane, August 22

Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have been killed. We will never know the true extent of this disaster because counting was never systematic. It was bad at the beginning, and worsened under the Barak Obama administration which relaxed its “rules of engagement” for airstrikes.

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.

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.

Sydney Nakba rally. Photo: Peter Boyle

The insistence on Israel’s “right to exist” is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist “Jewish’’ state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens.

May Day 2021: Vaccinate workers from savage capitalist virus

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, working people around the world have been suffering and victimized by the global capitalist system that failed to protect people’s lives and livelihood.

Australian troops in Afghanistan. Photo: Flickr ResoluteSupportMedia CC_BY_2.0

The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is a welcome development. But it doesn’t mean that the warmongers in Canberra and Washington have been defeated.

Solidarity with the People's Democratic Party

We call on the Australian government to immediately make a public statement calling for release of People's Democratic Party (HDP) representatives from detention and of opposition to the Turkish government's attempts to ban the HDP.

We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the military coup in Burma. The current coup is a great set back to the little achievement of the transition process towards democracy in Burma for the last decade.

Sydney rally against the coup in Burma/Myanmar, February 3 2021

The Socialist Alliance strongly condemns the February 1 military coup in Myanmar/Burma and the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) which won 83% of the vote in the general election last November and calls on the Australian government to deny any recognition to the coup regime.

Socialist Alliance recognises that Australia has joined with imperialist allies including the United States as the aggressors in the growing trade war with China.

The Socialist Alliance of Australia condemns the October 9 agreement between the Iraqi government and the KRG to destroy the autonomy of the Yazidi community in Sinjar/Shengal

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