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The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association will have its first openly contested leadership election since 2003 in October. Niko Leka reports.

Marie Flood, a member of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends, gave this speech at a Sydney climate protest alongside First Nations activists, unionists and high school activists speaking out for real action on the climate.

Protesters rallied and marched through Sydney on September 24 demanding urgent action to address the climate crisis and a just transition to protect jobs, reports Peter Boyle.

Plaintiff and Tiwi Elder Dennis Tipakalippa said he was “the happiest man alive” after the Federal Court ruled Santos’ approval to drill for gas in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands was invalid. Rebecca Parker reports.

“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

Activists and refugees leading the movement for their rights came together at the first Rural Australians for Refugees national conference in four years. Jonathan Strauss reports.

Lynda-June Coe says 'abolish the monarchy'

Hundreds rallied on Labor's so-called Day of Mourning, calling for the monarchy to be  "abolished". Photos by Alex Bainbridge.

Bendigo Street film

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to create a new documentary film covering the 2016 Bendigo Street occupation in inner-city Melbourne, reports Elizabeth Bantas.

National Tertiary Education Union members went on strike at the University of Newcastle and UTS for job security, manageable workloads, fair pay and for casuals to be given permanent contracts. Steve O'Brien and Kerry Smith report.

 

Earthcare not warfare

Not only are we being told to prepare for war with China, but to expect it. It’s the stuff of nightmares, writes Sam Wainwright.

An NTEU picket line at the University of Sydney in June.

Progressive, grassroots activism was the winner in tightly contested elections for the NTEU Branch Committee and National Council elections at the University of Sydney. Markela Panegyres reports.

Silvio Orlando as the dangerous Mafia criminal and Fabrizio Ferracane as the tough-minded guard in t

In the Italian film The Inner Cage, suspense builds as prison guards find themselves lumped together with inmates in a crumbling gaol. Barry Healy reviews.

Standing with the Plains Clan of the Wonnarua People on September 21

First Nations cultural heritage is under threat from multinational mining company Glencore’s coal mine expansion at the site of one of the Frontier Wars at Glendell, reports Pip Hinman.

clive hamilton book cover

Hans Baer reviews Clive Hamilton's new memoir, and poses some uncomfortable questions.

Climate activism makes a difference

The establishment media's bias towards maintaining the status quo, or finding excuses for it, has to be challenged. Alex Bainbridge urges you to help Green Left continue to provide a platform for activists challenging injustices. 

First Nations campaigners opposing Origin Energy's plans for the Beetaloo Basin.

Origin Energy’s decision to pull out of exploring and fracking at three sites is testament to the effectiveness of a grassroots campaign led by Traditional Owners. Pip Hinman reports.

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