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 promote Green Left while campaigning in their communities and workplaces and to become financial supporters of Green Left to ensure its ongoing production and distribution.

Early childcare workers are going on strike on September 7 for better pay and urgent action on staff shortages

The Scott Morrison multiple-portfolio saga is just the tip of the credibility crisis plaguing politics. We need to look a lot further than the restoration of Westminster conventions.

The crisis in public education will not be solved by pitting teachers against each other or by outsourcing responsibility for graduates' jobs. We need greater funding for smaller classes and more teachers on fair wages.

Claims that Labor’s 43% climate emissions bill will bring “an end to the climate wars” are wrong: it will harder to ensure a safe climate with a just transition for workers

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.

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

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.

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.