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The war in Ukraine has made an already critical food crisis worse. Fingers point to grain supply shortages, but the problem is far deeper and linked to the economic system that turns food into a profitable commodity, writes William Briggs.

The Barangaroo project and casino is a story of corruption and secrecy, motivated by profit, and widespread opposition from community groups. Ben Radford reports.

Activists called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to “get on the phone” to the United States and British leaders to free Julian Assange. Jim McIlroy reports.

The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. Sue Bull argues that is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down. 

The landscape after the parliamentary election in Andalusia looks bleak. But, Dick Nichols argues, that hidden beneath the dark statistics, a seed of hope germinated.

More than a dozen people blocked the entrance to the Nioa munitions company on June 16 ahead of a national day of action with Northern Territory First Nations communities. Alex Bainbridge reports.

The NSW Coalition budget on June 21 locks in a wage cut for public sector workers, brings in a new land tax and further entrenches the privatisation of transport, reports Jim McIlroy.

New South Wales public and Catholic school teachers will stage a historic joint 24–hour strike on June 30 over pay, staff shortages and a mounting workload. Jim McIlroy reports.

At the recent Bonn climate talks, the rulers of rich nations act like arsonists who, after lighting the fire, prevent anyone calling the fire brigade, writes Alex Bainbridge.

The reason a significant number of members are leaving the Australian Education Union is because it failed to wage a strong campaign for workload relief and fair salaries, argues Mary Merkenich.

Opposition to the international swimming federation’s blanket ban on transgender and intersex women participating in elite swimming has been swift. Nova Sobieralski reports.

Women’s Centre leader Padmini Weerasuriya discusses the unfolding Gota Go Gama popular uprising and women workers’ struggles in Sri Lanka.

The NSW Police' storming of a private property has led to one person being charged with traffic offences and big questions about police intimidation and overreach. Rachel Evans reports.

A coalition of environment groups warn against the Victorian Parliament bringing in new anti-protest laws which would even stop Traditional Owners from protecting Country. Chloe DS reports.

Anti-poverty campaigners are calling on Anthony Albanese’s Labor government to scrap the controversial new Workforce Australia program, reports Isaac Nellist.

Australians for War Powers Reform have called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to follow through on Labor’s promise to hold an inquiry into war powers reform. Pip Hinman reports. 

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