Our Common Cause

Our Common Cause

Facebook’s “Zucker” punch on February 18, disabling large sections of Facebook in protest at the federal government’s News Media Bargaining Code (NMBC), whi

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.

The federal government’s commitment to a gas-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by the Labor opposition, means that Australia is on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years.

Protest against Black deaths in custody in Sydney on December 7. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

If the country wants to move forward, we need a Sovereign Treaty agreement and land rights.

Today, Australia has aligned itself with the US in its trade war with China.

Australian government hostility to China is about an imperialist alliance with the United States and not in the interests of Australian workers.

Young hospitality workers seeking their rights are up against attacks by bosses and the media

Behind the “We’re all in this together” rhetoric, it seems clear that employers and the government were not going to waste a crisis; they saw the talks as an opportunity to weaken industrial relations laws they judge to be “holding back” the economy.

This long, dirty war has very deliberately been conducted in secret.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal (GND) in Victoria in the Legislative Council on November 11 is a significant step forward.

Trump is the greater evil but both are stewards of the US empire

Biden’s narrow win provides only some relief from Trumpite racism and all its associated dangers, because his political approach differs little in substance (as opposed to style) from Trump, institutional racism remains.

Action to reduce emissions is needed now — not in 30 years!