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Australia’s military ties to the Israeli Defense Forces

Federal and state governments, numerous Australian universities, and Australian companies have direct ties to high-profile weapons manufacturers that are aiding and profiting off the murder of Palestinians

Thousands rally across Australia in support of Indigenous Voice

The Voice has faced massive opposition from the conservative and right-wing Liberal-National Coalition, and has become a target of disinformation attacks from reactionaries.

Hawaii wildfires Several weeks after devastating wildfires, Native Hawaiian farmers resist attempt to shift blame

The ultra-right and the government are behind a narrative that implies that Indigenous sovereignty and water rights are to blame for the delay in dousing the Maui wildfires. Indigenous Hawaiians are resisting this campaign and have put forward a charter of demands

Maui wildfire devastation exposes the legacy of colonialism

The worst natural disaster in Hawaiian history is still blazing, where Indigenous residents are being pushed out of their homes

Primary health care reform Aus New Australian proposals for health reform should follow the lead of Aboriginal community-controlled health services 

The proposal for new primary health care reform in Australia is missing the opportunity to move towards a community-based system.A more root-and-branch reform of the country’s primary health care system is required

Teachers strike New Zealand New Zealand’s teachers demand better pay and working conditions

Teachers had rejected the recent government offer on pay rise, arguing that it neither accounts for the decline in real wages, nor offers solutions to the understaffing and underfunding of schools

The betrayers of Julian Assange

It is as if you can measure Australia’s extraordinary surrender of sovereignty by the way it treats Julian Assange, says renowned journalist John Pilger

Anthony Albanese reveals Australia is lobbying for an end to US pursuit of Assange

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese clarified that his government is working in a “diplomatic way” and has advocated for an end to US prosecution against Assange

Australian wildfires Australian wildfires raised global heat and broadened ozone hole, says study

The study published in Scientific Reports on August 25 says that the plumes of smoke from the Australian wildfires in 2019-2020 led to a 3 degrees Celsius temperature rise over Australia, along with a global rise of 0.7 degrees Celsius

Mammal extinction in Australia Australia lost more mammals than any other continent in last two centuries: report

A report found that since 2016, over 200 animal and plant species have been threatened, including the koala and the gang-gang cockatoo. The largest increase in the threatened list is of invertebrates and frogs

Australia workers strike Thousands of Australian public service workers go on day-long strike

The conservative coalition government in Australia’s largest State, New South Wales, has faced massive resistance from trade unions and workers across sectors for over a year

Teaching staff at University of Sydney walks off the job demanding better working conditions

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) issued the call for this strike demanding secure jobs for the staff and better working conditions.