Last October, Chileans voted overwhelmingly for a convention to redraft the 1980 constitution of the Pinochet dictatorship. Red Flag spoke to Camilo Parada Ortiz and Maura Fajardo Gálvez, candidates to the convention with the Movimiento Anticapitalista de Chile (Anti-capitalist Movement of Chile).
Jorge Jorquera, a member of Socialist Alternative, has just been elected onto the Maribyrnong council in Melbourne's western suburbs. He's the first candidate elected as part of the Victorian Socialists, the biggest socialist electoral project in Australia. This is an edited transcript of an interview he gave to the Red Flag Radio podcast, hosted by Roz Ward.
The US government request for Julian Assange’s extradition, following a raid by British police to remove him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, is an attack on investigative journalists and whistleblowers everywhere.
The Australian government must immediately grant US whistleblower Chelsea Manning an entry visa so she can commence her long-planned speaking tour of the country.
The jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed by an Egyptian court is an indictment of Egypt’s so-called justice system. The trio were found guilty in late June of tarnishing Egypt’s image through their reporting of events in the country. They have been sentenced to between seven and ten years. Others were convicted in absentia.
There have been few times in history when the gap between what needs to be done and what is being done has been as great as today.