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About 500 members of the Indian community and supporters in Sydney held a protest in solidarity with Indian farmers on February 21

Big Mac sauce and Aeroplane Jelly are off the menu for now while the workers who make them are denied a pay rise. Kerry Smith reports.

Kurdish community in Sydney calling on the United Nations to prosecute Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for crimes against women in the occupied canton of Afrin, reports Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle accompanied activists from Jews Against the Occupation to present a petition to Facebook calling on the social media platform not to ban criticism of Zionism on the grounds of alleged antisemitism.

The Transport Workers Union is calling on the federal government to regulate the gig economy, after a British court ruling that Uber drivers should be considered workers not contractors, reports Jim McIlroy. 

Babkir Omda, a Medevac refugee who is detained in the Park Hotel prison in Melbourne, speaks to Green Left.

The Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union has condemned the federal government’s announcement to “raise” JobSeeker by $3 a day, describing it as a “savage attack on unemployed people”, reports Kerry Smith

The Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network is organising daily vigils outside a compound where 15 refugees are being held indefinitely, reports Justine Darwin. 

International Women's Day will be marked with a variety of events in different cities across Australia, writes Kerry Smith.

March 5 marks three years since a Tamil family were snatched from their home in Biloela, Queensland, and imprisoned on Christmas Island. They, and all other refugees, must be released, writes Kerry Smith.

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