Green Left Weekly

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Green Left Weekly is a progressive Australian newspaper. Although begun by the Democratic Socialist Party in 1991, it is formally independent of any political party. Articles in the newspaper focus on the struggles of ordinary working people against what Green Left Weekly believes to be a plutocratic ruling class.

Subjects of particular importance to Green Left Weekly include environmental destruction, Australian Aboriginal land rights, taxation, highway construction, global warming, and foreign policy, especially Australia's military intervention in the Asia-Pacific region, the U.St. led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and other forms of U.S. political intervention overseas (such as in Latin America). The newspaper strongly supports the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela led by Hugo Chávez, and has recently opened a bureau in Caracas to improve its coverage of events there.

Left-wing journalist John Pilger said of the paper: “There are few other newspapers — radical or any other kind — that draw together news and analysis that is as well informed, credible, and non-sectarian as Green Left Weekly. Its work has influenced mine and has been a beacon to those who believe the press ought to be an agent of the people.” See Green Left In June 2005 it won an award from web-surveying company Hitwise. Hitwise ranked the website as the most popular Australian-based political site. [1]

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