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Australian aged-care workers prepare for walkout during election season

Thousands of aged-care workers in three Australian States will be staging a walkout just weeks ahead of the federal parliamentary election. Unions have blamed the Scott Morrison government for the crisis that has been afflicting aged-care centers

President Xiomara Castro repeals neoliberal ZEDE Law in landmark step and other stories

Today we look at the repeal of the ZEDE law in Honduras, US threats against the China-Solomon Islands security pact, and more

China-Solomon Islands deal US and Pacific allies panic over Solomon Islands-China security deal

The security cooperation deal signed between the two governments came in the backdrop of anti-Chinese violence and riots precipitating in a political crisis on the island nation in November last year

US and India India, US have different priorities

India has sensed that an epochal global struggle for ascendancy by the US and its western allies versus Russia and China has broken out in Ukraine

US NATO role in Russia-Ukraine conflict NATO allies in Asia-Pacific resort to war-mongering and militarism

From participating in US-imposed sanctions to funding ammunition and embarking on a wave of militarism, NATO’s warmongering has its allies in the Asia-Pacific region contributing to escalating the situation in the Ukraine war

Australia religious discrimination bill Morrison’s religious discrimination bill exposes political fault lines close to elections

With just a handful of months to go for the Australian general elections, prime minister Scott Morrison’s aborted attempt to push through his religious discrimination bill exposes major weaknesses in his government

Australia aged care crisis Australia’s aged-care crisis spirals out of control, healthcare unions blame government

Close to 650 deaths have been reported from Australia’s aged-care centers since the beginning of this year. Staffing shortage is believed to be the primary cause of the current crisis

COVID-19 testing Australia Australian trade unions demand free COVID testing for all as cases surge

Australia has added around a million new cases in the past two weeks, making it one of the biggest Omicron-driven surges in the world. Meanwhile, the Scott Morrison government is relaxing quarantine norms for close contact workers, a step that has been roundly criticized by unions

Detained refugees in Australia As Djokovic is released, activists vow to fight for Park Hotel detainees and refugees in Australia

Dozens of asylum-seekers, some of whom have been detained for years, remain in Australia’s Park Hotel where tennis star Novak Djokovic was put under temporary detention while his case was being heard

Australia anti-LGBT bill Rally held in Sydney against Morrison government’s push to dilute LGBT+ rights

Activists have opposed the conservative Liberal-National coalition government’s attempts to push through the Religious Discrimination Bill that dilutes the existing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in faith-based schools and institutions

Australia pandemic relief Over 1.5 million Australians might be hit by Morrison government’s decision to end COVID-19 disaster aid

The proposed end to disaster pay for millions affected by job loss and pandemic-induced economic slowdown comes at a time when the Scott Morrison government is pushing to reopen the economy despite a surge in COVID-19 infections

Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that

The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern

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