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Workers strike Australia As workers’ strike completes third week, Australian union calls for boycott of General Mills products 

The boycott call by the United Workers Union comes as the indefinite strike by 90 workers of the General Mills factory in Rooty Hill, near Sydney, is completing three weeks

Nurses strike New Zealand 30,000 nurses prepare for strike action in New Zealand

Thousands of nurses, midwives and similar healthcare professionals working in hospitals operated by the 20 District Health Boards will be on an eight-hour strike action on June 9, protesting low wage rates and understaffing

Australia aboriginal deaths Outrage and alarm after Australia’s fourth aboriginal custodial death this month

Aboriginal rights advocates have condemned the recent spate of custodial deaths as an indication that “something is seriously wrong” with law enforcement in the country

French colonial crimes continue to affect lives in Polynesia

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent analysis of declassified documents from the nuclear testing done by France on the islands of Polynesia

Women's march Australia #March4Justice: Thousands of women in Australia march against sexual violence

Over 40 cities and towns, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, witnessed tens of thousands of women protesting in response to recent sexual assault allegations against officials of the ruling government

Facebook Australia Facebook and Australian govt strike deal, to insert amendments to media code

The government has agreed to four amendments to the contentious News Media Bargaining Code, allowing platforms like Google and Facebook to bypass the code

Facebook censorship Australia Facebook’s news censorship in Australia: A battle between monopolies

Facebook’s sweeping ban on news content has also affected non-news websites. Apart from blocking crucial public information websites, left-wing parties, trade unions and progressive movements have also been censored 

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its remaining troops from Afghanistan

The decision to withdraw its troops was announced before the crucial meeting of constituents of NATO countries on Wednesday and the NATO’s chief’s assertion on Monday that it will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until the time is right

Climate emergency New Zealand New Zealand declares climate emergency, vows to make public sector carbon neutral by 2025

The move is based on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasize the need to reduce global emissions to zero by 2050 in order to prevent further increase in global warming

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp under the scanner as Australian Senate to probe media monopolies

The senate inquiry announcement comes days after a petition by ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd to investigate Murdoch’s media monopoly in Australia garnered half a million signatures

Petition on Rupert Murdoch’s media monopoly in Australia gets half a million signatures

The petition by Kevin Rudd over the virtual monopoly that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp holds over print media, has attracted massive support across the political spectrum in Australia

New Zealanders approve euthanasia in a referendum, reject legalization of recreational cannabis

Around 65% of voters are believed to have approved the proposal to permit euthanasia while around 53% rejected the legalization of recreational cannabis

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