Our Common Cause

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Globally, the Palestine movement’s demand for an arms embargo on Israel has had some success. We need to keep up the pressure here, argues Sue Bolton.
Nobody who supports justice could consider cutting funds to the main organisation trying to support Gazans fleeing from one end of the Gaza Strip to the other. Labor has to be pressured to reverse its untenable position.
A deceitful historical narrative, at best, dismisses the systematic dispossession and genocide of First Nations peoples as being in the distant past. It isn't and it needs to be stopped, argues Peter Boyle.
Labor and Coalition governments like to justify their policies as being based on supposed shared democratic values, which they then conflate with “Australian interests”. But the moral postering is coming underdone, as Peter Boyle argues.
Labor's reaction to the High Court ruling that indefinite detention is unlawful underscores its continuing racist scapegoating of refugees, argues Jonathan Strauss.
New research suggests that with the present approach, global warming will exceed 1.5°C in the 202s and 2°C before 2050. But it is never too late to fight, argues Alex Bainbridge.
Jacob Andrewartha argues that the more capitalist leaders try to normalise Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, the more the movement for Palestine will grow and we all need to help.
Zane Alcorn argues why those concerned about global warming have a duty to show solidarity with communities on the frontline of the climate crisis they did not create. This includes coal workers, who need alternative, sustainable jobs.
There are some very straight-forward solutions to ease the sustained cost-of-living crisis, as Peter Boyle outlines. But they require a redirection of public funds away from the corporate profits-first agendas of the major parties.
Labor needs reminding that war crimes do not justify further war crimes and even less so do they justify genocide.
No-one with a conscience can watch Israel's bombardment of Gaza and not feel horrified. Sue Bull argues for an immediate ceasefire and a just political resolution which includes Palestinians' rights to self-determination and an end to Israel's occupation.
Socialist Alliance recommends a Yes vote for the referendum on the Voice. But we also recognise that substantial measures to benefit Indigenous people require a strengthening of the grassroots movements for change. This will be true whatever the outcome on October 14, writes Sam Wainwright.