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.

Members and supporters are encouraged to promtote Green Left while campaigning in their communities and workplaces and to become financial supporters of Green Left to ensure its ongoing production and distribtion.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s new Strategic Concept, which Australia has signed up to, risks provoking another major war in the Asia-Pacific and should be opposed.

Because public health has taken a hit over the first two years of the pandemic, Australia is not well prepared for the new wave of COVID-19 infections.

Blockade Australia in Sydney on June 28. Photo: Blockade Australia

Progressive people need to push back against the draconian police reppression of peaceful climate activists in Sydney.

Perth protest in solidarity with US women fighting for abortion rights.

The right to decide whether to have children is fundamental. Continuing an unwanted pregnancy can impact a person in ways difficult to enumerate: their health; bodies; plans and hopes for their lives; families and relationships; work and career; and housing situation to name a few.

The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. That is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down. 

Labor has said it will work with local communities “on better local solutions” to the cashless debit card, leaving it a little ambiguous. We argue that all income management needs to stop.

We are being told that there is a gas shortage and the coal industry is failing because it has been run down in favour of renewables. These claims are fraudulent.

Kopika and Tharnicaa watch the election results from their temporary home in WA.

We are thrilled that Priya and Nades and their two children can return to Biloela in Queensland but we must keep the pressure on Labor.

People power can save the planet

People need to learn to judge Labor not by comparison with the climate-denying Coalition, but by how well it responds to the climate emergency.

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”

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