Oceania
Papua protests Papuans demand prosecution in the 2014 Paniai massacre

On December 7, 2014, Indonesian security personnel opened fired at a protest rally in Paniai, killing five Papuans. Five years later, there has been barely any progress in the case and the repression of Papuans has intensified

Australia mining protests Police attack protesters blockading entrance to mining convention

The attack took place as activists protested the crimes of mining companies at the sixth annual International Mining and Resources Conference and Expo that is currently on in Melbourne

Andrew Wilkie Parliamentary group formed in Australia to advocate for Assange’s return

The Bring Assange Home Parliamentary Group currently comprises 11 MPs from across party lines. Most of them have argued that the extradition of Assange would be an attack on Australia’s sovereignty

Australian political leaders oppose extradition of Assange to the US

Two legislators voiced concerns about Australian sovereignty in the Assange case and have demanded that the government oppose any attempt at extradition

Abortion legalized in all Australian states

The bill legalizing abortion was passed by state legislature in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state where it was criminalized

Domino’s Australia faces class action lawsuit for underpayment of franchisee workers Domino’s Australia faces class action lawsuit for underpayment of franchisee workers

The fast food giant has been accused of misleading franchisees across Australia into underpaying workers. According to unions, over 10,000 employees have been underpaid to the tune of “tens of thousands of dollars”

Adani-Australia-Project Despite protests, Adani gets permit for Carmichael mining project in Australia

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses this development that has come in the wake of the decade-long lobbying by the Indian business conglomerate.

Whistleblower David McBride’s trial in a limbo on issues of “national security”

David McBride, who released documents detailing war crimes by Australian security forces in Afghanistan, has not received the full brief of the case against him owning to national security concerns

Australian Broadcasting Corporation raided over reports exposing war crimes in Afghanistan

The police raided the channel with a warrant that gave them powers to “add, copy, delete or alter” material in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s computers

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 27

Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the Argentinian feminist movement for legal abortion and the victory of Kurdish hunger strikers. Also, we report on the teachers’ strike in New Zealand.

New Zealand teachers' strike 50,000 teachers take part in New Zealand’s largest education strike

Unions say that low pay and lack of equity are significant contributors to the escalating teacher shortage and increasing class sizes.

New Zealand Attack In New Zealand and across the world, people rise against white supremacism and Islamophobia

Rallies in solidarity with victims and against hate-mongering and racism were held across New Zealand and other cities in the world in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting, in which a white supremacist killer killed 50 people, most of whom were migrants and refugees

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