Shoppies rank and file rally against homophobic leadership

Duncan Hart Recent news linking the Queensland branch of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) to a conservative religious organisation, the Ambrose Society for Religious Freedom, has sparked unprecedented protest among rank and file members of the retail workers’ union. Officials of the SDA, Australia’s biggest trade union, have used their political clout to campaign against marriage equality,...CONTINUE READING

Solidarity has no borders

Steph Price At a Melbourne port stop-work meeting on 28 May, independence activist Ronny Kareni spoke to members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) about the situation in West Papua. He described the lived reality of the Papuan people under Indonesian military occupation. He talked about the ban on foreign journalists and the ongoing violence faced by workers and human rights activists. He detailed the blood that...CONTINUE READING