Australia part of a global rise in gender based violence

As 2021 begins, there are mounting reports noting a rise of domestic violence in Australia. The same trend is unfolding across the world. In places as far from each other as Mexico and the...

Ombudsman: ‘Hard Lockdown’ of Melbourne Public Housing Estates Violated Human Rights

An investigation by the Victorian Ombudsman has found that the July lockdown of public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne "was not compatible with the residents' human rights, including their right to humane...

RCEP: World’s Biggest Anti-Worker Trade Deal Signed

Fifteen countries signed on to the world’s biggest trade deal in mid-November. Despite the pro-capitalist propaganda this new free trade deal is bad news for workers, poor and young people in the region. Covering approximately...

Greece: Activists Defeat Authoritarian Protest Ban

This article was originally published by Socialist Action's sister section in Greece. November 17th is a day of historic importance for the Greek working class and the Left. 47 years ago, in November 1973, students...

Reserve Bank Props Up Capitalism, But Can’t Solve Underlying Problems

Early in November the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would intervene to stimulate the economy more directly than it has before. Since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, a number of countries have...

Veganism, Farming and Climate Change – What Socialists Say

Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to climate change. Combined with the health effects of meat eating, and cruel treatment of animals, it’s no wonder many people become vegetarian and vegan. Clearly we...

Jobseeker Cuts Leave Millions in Poverty

Fearing the economic and political repercussions of an unemployment spike, the Morrison government was forced to increase the Newstart unemployment allowance by $550 per fortnight earlier this year. But despite widespread economic devastation Morrison’s...

US: Remembering the Stolen 2000 Presidential Election

  Donald Trump has made open threats to steal the 2020 US Presidential election if the result does not go his way. As the votes are counted, we republish this article from Socialist Action's US...