Women’s Rights

The White Ribbon is a public symbol that family violence is a problem. Women have the right to live a life free from gender-based violence. The fact that White Ribbon Day exists is a tribute to the generations of women and men who have campaigned to have family violence recognised as a crime and a serious problem in society.

Communist and feminist Zelda D’Aprano became the symbol of the fight for equal pay when, in October 1969, she chained herself to the Commonwealth Offices in Melbourne, after becoming frustrated at the lack of pay equity for women.

Every day, Australian women face the real prospect of violence.

The March in March protests across Australia over March 15-17 were a resounding success – not just because of their size, focus and breadth.

Students say report "confirms what we’ve known for decades: that a culture of rape has become endemic through the inaction of universities."

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

The Socialist Alliance says: Bring the mining industry, the big banks and the energy companies under public/community ownership and control, so that they can be run in a way that respects Aboriginal rights, the environment and social justice.

For the fifth time since their election in September last year, thousands of Australians will take to the streets in protest against Tony Abbott Coalition's government.

Sue Bolton, a Socialist Alliance councillor in Moreland, has come under heavy pressure for refusing to be cowed by the Victorian Police, sections of her own council and the racist right-wing. 

  We need to keep the pressure up for real solutions, on our terms, which will begin to shatter institutional sexism.

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

“Greece is turning the page,” SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras told an ecstatic crowd on January 25. The radical left party had just come first in historic elections in Greece with 36.3% of the vote.