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Support for refugee activists in Australia

Support for refugee activists in Australia Activists in Australia are resisting attacks on their right to protest

Letters - Remember the dead but keep up fight for the living

Letters - Remember the dead but keep up fight for the living In the midst of a global  pandemic it is easy to forget about other health hazards. But asbestos is still the number one occupational killer in Britain with over 5,000 deaths per year.

New emergency laws used to target solidarity with refugees

New emergency laws used to target solidarity with refugees Police in Melbourne, Australia, fined and harassed activists using powers granted to deal with coronavirus

Cook’s tour drenched in blood

Cook’s tour drenched  in blood British explorer James Cook arrived on the east coast of Australia 250 years ago. His incursion was part of a horrific imperialist expansion, writes Charlie Kimber

How the rich and powerful let Australia burn

How the rich and powerful let Australia burn The Australian wildfires show the terrifying reality of catastrophic climate change

Climate catastrophe is spreading fire and floods

Climate catastrophe is spreading fire and floods The climate catastrophe wreaked havoc across the world this week

‘Hell on earth’ as fires sweep Australia

03 January 2020
The bushfires that don't go out are raising a horrifying vision of a country that could be made uninhabitable by climate chaos

A warning from Sydney

10 December 2019
Sydney was choking in smoke as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Students get prepared for the next global climate strike

19 November 2019
Students across the world are busy using the last few days before the next climate strike to hammer home the urgency of ecological catastrophe

Australian wildfires - winds fan the flames that surround Sydney

12 November 2019
Thousands of people in Australia have seen their lives, homes and livelihoods threatened as catastrophic fires ripped through the country.

Boris Johnson threatens migrants in a bid to win racist Tory votes

27 June 2019
Boris Johnson is ramping up attacks on migrants in an effort to cement support from the racist Tories who are choosing the next prime minister.

Tory climate deniers on the way out in Australia

13 May 2019
Australia’s Liberal (Tory) government faces defeat in elections on 18 May as the Labor Party tacks to the left. Over six years and three separate prime ministers, the Tories have waged war on unions and working class people.

Australia’s PM toppled as Tory government gets desperate

25 August 2018
The Tories are tearing themselves apart in the face of a looming wipeout at the next general election. But they are likely to move even further right.

Australia’s vote for marriage equality is a victory, but not the end

17 November 2017
Australians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising marriage equality, sparking off celebration rallies of thousands around the country.

Chasing Asylum film smuggles out the message from Australia's offshore camps

18 October 2016
This harrowing but powerful film to be shown on BBC Four next week exposes the human impact of the Australian government’s cruelty to refugees.

Australian protests for refugee rights grow

30 August 2016
Thousands protest as opposition to refugee detention surges, reports James Supple in Sydney

Protests as refugees in Calais face new attack - all out for 19 March demos

23 February 2016
French courts were deciding whether to bulldoze the temporary homes of around 3,000 refugees in Calais as Socialist Worker went to press.

Anger at Pacific island camps grows in Australia

16 February 2016
Australia has seen an explosion of grassroots action in support of refugees. It comes as the government tries to remove 267 asylum seekers to detention centres on the remote Pacific islands of Manus and Nauru.

Australian government secretly removed pregnant refugee to Pacific island

20 October 2015
A pregnant Somali refugee was secretly flown back by the Australian government to the offshore detention centre where she was raped. 

It’s business as usual as party coup ousts Abbott

22 September 2015
Workers face more cuts and attacks as Australia’s new prime minister looks to appease the rich, writes James Supple

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