Issue 149 - June

On climate and China, Morrison incites global conflict and chaos—kick him out

Scott Morrison's G7 visit saw him he dial up rhetoric against China and continue his refusal to act on climate.

Liberals’ COVID contempt puts workers’ lives at risk

The fourth Victorian lockdown has highlighted how the Morrison government’s incompetence and negligence is putting millions at greater risk from the COVID pandemic.

New leader Chris Minns taking NSW Labor further right

NSW Labor has installed a new leader, Chris Minns, following the resignation of Jodi McKay in the aftermath of its loss in the Upper Hunter by-election.

Big pharma’s vaccine profits create eight new billionaires

With governments around the world bankrolling the development of COVID vaccines, Big Pharma is expecting big profits this year. But millions of people around the world still can’t get a jab.

Colombia paralysed by protests against tax hikes and inequality

Millions of Colombians, at times up to 10 per cent of the population, have been on the streets for over a month against attempts to make ordinary people pay for the costs of the COVID crisis by the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque.

Unions, students and the community reject Morrison’s $600 million Kurri Kurri gas plant

Opposition is growing to Scott Morrison’s $600 million plan for a new gas plant at Kurri Kurri in NSW.

Zionism and the Middle East—why the West arms Israel

Israel was established as a colonial settler state with the backing of the great powers, argues James Supple, and is still key to imposing Western control of the Middle East

Carceral feminism—will new laws and longer sentences protect women?

New laws around coercive control have been proposed as a way to tackle violence against women. But the police can never be relied on to protect women, argues Thandi Bethune

Protest works, but the Tamil family is only half-way to freedom

Protest works! That’s the lesson from the last couple of intense weeks that have finally seen the Murugappan Tamil family reunited and put in community detention in Perth.

General Mills workers stage indefinite strike for a decent pay rise

Workers at General Mills in Sydney have been on strike for 11 days, fighting efforts to attack their conditions and demanding a decent pay rise.

Israel’s brutal dispossession continues despite halt to bombing

Israel has paused its pummelling air strikes on the Gaza Strip, but its genocidal war against the Palestinians continues.

Rally calls for justice after police kill Gamilaroi man in Gunnedah

More than 100 family and friends of Gamilaroi man Michael Peachey rallied in Gunnedah. Michael was killed by NSW police. As his grandmother said: “No one wants to help us. Why? Is it because we’re Black? Is it because we’re poor?”

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