Our Common Cause

Our Common Cause is the column of Socialist Alliance in Green Left which is widely recognised as one of the most authoritative left-wing English-language sources of news and political analysis in print and online. Green Left covers many of the issues and campaigns that Socialist Alliance members are involved in.

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Kicking out Morrison and electing a minority Labor government dependent on Greens support would open up political opportunities for progressive reform. But to ensure they win, we have to build our balance of power on the streets.

Why it is important to put Socialist Alliance number 1 in this election.

Boat turn-backs don’t save lives at sea. The real meaning of this barbaric practice has always been “Fuck off and die somewhere else”

Tucked away at the end of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan for this election is a promise to abolish the ABCC. Workers will need to hold Labor to account if elected

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was less than honest when he told Insiders that the government’s vision of tax reform includes a “simpler tax system, a fairer tax system and lower tax.

There are a whole lot of things that can be done to ease the cost of living pressures on households. It is a complete con to think that all we can possibly hope for is a tiny little one-off bonus.

Beware those who tell you that federal Labor's small target strategy is just a tactic. We can kick Morrison out and reject Labor's narrow vision which agrees with key planks of Coalition's policy.

Russia out of Ukraine. No NATO expansion!

The mass media plays a big role in reinforcing prejudices and limiting capacity for independent thought. It is happy to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, as we should, but it downplays US and NATO's meddling and provocations.

Socialist Alliance condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine. The war violates international law and is a catastrophe for people in both countries. The Ukrainian people have a right to resist the invasion.

NATO has expanded to encircle Russia. Image: @TKruxed/Twitter

Russia has no right to launch attacks across Ukraine and it must pull back. We stand with Ukraine against the war being waged on it by Russia, and demand that Russia immediately stop bombing Ukraine and withdraw its military from Ukraine territory and airspace. All sides must return to diplomacy to de-escalate the situation and resolve the current impasse

Labor's claim that its tactics defeated the Religious Discrimination Bill do not stack up. Progressive politics is about building support for progressive ideas, not parliamentary manoeuvres that give political space to conservatives and reactionaries to compromise hard-won rights.

Aged residents in care are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19, while the Prime Minister wastes precious time trying to convince us that the system is not in crisis.

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