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The Socialist Alliance stands in full solidarity with the burgeoning movement against the forced closure of remote Aboriginal communities in WA.

This movement can win and if it does it will be a victory for all working people in Australia.

Without any consultation, the federal government announced in September that they would cut funding that, for more than 40 years, had been provided to support these communities. The state government, equally contemptuous in their lack of consultation, then announced that up to 150 communities would have to close.

This is despite the fact that convincing research has shown that health and cultural outcomes are better for... Read more

Lines of grey muttering faces, masked with fear,

They leave their trenches, going over the top,
While time ticks blank and busy on their wrists,
And hope, with furtive eyes and grasping fists,
Flounders in mud. O Jesus, make it stop!
— Siegfried Sassoon.

Implausible as it might seem, it was the violent protest of a group of Bosnian high school students that...

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The far right Islamophobic “Reclaim Australia” movement burst onto the streets in what was the biggest racist mobilisation since the Cronulla riots, in 16 places across Australia on April 4. They were armed with swastika tattoos, Australian flags and a few simplistic slogans such as “No halal food”.

They were also met by counter protesters who stood up to reject racism, chauvinism and...

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On Saturday April 4, a far right mob calling themselves "Reclaim...

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Socialist Alliance welcomes the news (March 6) that the Baird government has cancelled the coal seam gas (CSG) license covering metropolitan Sydney (PEL 463).

This is a victory for tens of thousands of people across NSW who have campaigned against the invasive and dangerous CSG industry. It also shows what groups of committed activists can achieve. PEL 463 should never have been granted...

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Bellicose and racist jingoism is the last refuge of scoundrel Prime Minister Tony Abbott. His February 23 “National Security Statement” was blatant incitement of hatred, bigotry and suspicion against Australia's Muslim minority.

Muslims were branded as the hostile “other” in this speech, as Randa Abdel-Fattah, an award-winning author, former lawyer and Australian of Muslim background,...

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