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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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!

Socialist Alliance supports the mounting calls for a federal anti-corruption agency, but this alone is not enough.

Albanese rushed to support the Coalition’s plan to give billions in more tax-cuts-and-subsidies for its business mates — to be funded by a historic increase in public debt to nearly $1 trillion.

There is a big lie at the heart of Frydenberg’s budget speech. The rich don’t need more public largesse; if they wanted to create more jobs they already have more than enough money to do this.

Australia must call on all countries to distance themselves diplomatically from the hard-right regime in Turkey.

Australia is shaping up as the battleground for a showdown between corporate media giants, with the federal government keen to appear as if it is taking a stand for media diversity.

After enduring more than year and half of solitary confinement in Belmarsh prison in Britain, despite not having been convicted of a crime, Julian Assange is at last able to confront the United States’ extradition claim.

The wages share of national income has fallen to below 50% for the first time since 1959

There are so many reasons why allowing the minister the power to take phones away from refugees in immigration detention is a bad idea.

Climate tipping points are being passed and the Coalition government, Labor and the Greens are failing to come up with an adequate plan to meet this existential challenge.

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