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: Worker presumed dead in Tasmanian mine collapse
29 January 2020
If the miners’ death is confirmed, it will be the fifth mining fatality in western Tasmania in just six years.
Australian prime minister’s role in sports pork-barrelling intensifies political crisis
27 January 2020
Less than nine months after barely surviving the May 2019 poll, Morrison’s government is widely reviled and beset by internal rifts.
Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia
25 January 2020
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
Australians suffer violent hailstorms, flash floods and ongoing fires
25 January 2020
As bushfires continue to burn, Australian communities have been ravaged by other extreme climatic events.

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 Labor Party demands faster development of attack submarines
25 January 2020
While the opposition has closed ranks behind the government over the nation-wide bushfire crisis, on this issue of “national security” the Labor Party is keen to burnish its militarist credentials
Fascistic New Zealand soldier charged with disclosing military information
25 January 2020
The soldier was a leading member of the Dominion Movement, which espoused the same fascist ideology as the Christchurch terrorist who killed 51 people in March 2019.
Australian government releases whitewash report after more than 1,200 people die waiting for disability services
24 January 2020
More than one person a day has died since July 2016 waiting for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support packages.
Australian workers to pay as bushfire disaster intensifies slump
24 January 2020
Continued wage stagnation, job losses and social spending cuts are predicted for 2020 and beyond.