Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

Today, March 28, marks one full year since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was cut off from the internet and his ability to communicate with the outside world. Assange remains confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted political asylum in 2012. There he is subject to constant and invasive surveillance…

March 29 will mark three weeks since Chelsea Manning, who in 2010 provided WikiLeaks with documents exposing US war crimes, was jailed for contempt of court by a federal judge. Manning’s alleged “crime” is refusing to testify in a secret grand jury hearing against Assange. She is being held in solitary confinement, isolated 22 hours a day.

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Australia: Governments, unions responsible for spate of deaths in Queensland mining industry
12 December 2019
The dangerous conditions are a result of the gutting of safety measures and the wholesale destruction of full-time employment throughout the sector.
Growing poverty and inequality in New Zealand
11 December 2019
Despite the Labour Party’s promises, poverty, housing unaffordability and food insecurity have increased significantly in the past two years.
Australia: Workers stop work in response to hazardous air conditions
11 December 2019
Air quality in Sydney yesterday registered over 11 times the official “hazardous level” due to smoke blowing in from bushfires in surrounding areas.
Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back?
10 December 2019
The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

On October 7, David North, International Editorial Board chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered the following lecture to a well-attended public meeting in Colombo, organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka). The meeting, the second of two held in Sri Lanka, was called to celebrate the 80thanniversary of the Fourth International and the 50th anniversary of the SEP in Sri Lanka. Click here to read the lecture

Australian economy remains in slump as trade tensions mount
10 December 2019
Corporate profits and share prices have soared in 2019, but at the expense of falling real wages and rising unemployment.
Worker killed in horrendous incident on Sydney construction site
10 December 2019
The latest tragic death brings the number of fatalities in the sector for 2019 to 22.
Australian doctor condemns Britain’s denial of adequate medical care to Julian Assange
10 December 2019
Dr Chesterfield-Evans said that prior to the Assange case, he had “never seen governments completely wipe their hands of an individual, lock people up and refuse to give them medical treatment.”
Youth demonstrating in Australia speak out against climate change and war
9 December 2019
Students attended climate change protests in major cities in solidarity with rallies organised globally on November 29.