Australia

We breathed a sigh of relief when Justice Michael Lee found that Bruce Lehrmann, on the balance of probabilities, raped Brittany Higgins. Sue Bull asks how are we going to stop the violence against women crisis?

Socialist Alliance condemns Israel and its Western allies, including Australia, for their role in escalating conflict in the Middle East.

Palestinian refugees

Khaled Ghannam writes that desperate Palestinians are selling their assets, at a quarter of their value, to merchants who exploit their need for funds to leave Gaza, while Western governments refuse to shoulder responsibility for their displacement.

Questions are being raised about the potential use of Australian-supplied weaponry to Saudi Arabia, following a Human Rights Watch report on a mass killing at the Yemen-Saudi border. Suzanne James and Michelle Fahy report.

book cover with background of First Nations protest

AFL legend Nicky Winmar, in collaboration with St Kilda supporter Mathew Hardy, author of the 2004 memoir Saturday Afternoon Fever, describes the racism that Indigenous and other non-white people face both on and off the field in his autobiography My story: From bush kid to AFL legend. Alex Salmon reviews.

Richard Marles and submarine

Richard Marles, Deputy Prime Minister and defence minister committed hundreds of billions of dollars to defence spending over the next decade. Pip Hinman reports.

The Blockade Ferra campaign prevented all deliveries from going in or out

The Ferra Engineering factory in Magan-djin/Brisbane was one of several targets of an internationally coordinated day of disruptive action against genocidal Israel on April 15. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Stella Assange criticised the United States for raising hope and then limiting itself to “blatant weasel words”, claiming that Julian Assange can “seek to raise” the First Amendment if extradited. Binoy Kampmark reports.

people on a bus

For young people today, the “Australian dream” is rapidly turning into a nightmare. Isaac Nellist reports.

die in at Penny Wongs office

Protesters staged a ‘die-in’ outside foreign minister Penny Wong’s office in Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide. Kerry Smith reports.

Climate, environment and water campaigners are fighting what they see as Labor’s walk back on its promised reforms to the main environmental law, the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Efforts to unearth details of the defence relationship between Australia and Israel are proving difficult. Binoy Kampmark reports that defence is continuing to deny information due to alleged damage to international relations.