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Two women have taken action to stop logging in Yarratt Forest, north of Taree, by suspending themselves from trees with ropes. Kerry Smith reports.

Ned Kelly, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner

Michael Adams new book, Hanging Ned Kelly: Elijah Upjohn, the hangmen and the underbelly of colonial Australia, exposes how executioners were forced to do the colonial ruling classes' dirty work. Alex Salmon reviews.

The setting of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight reflects the consensus that Russia's Ukraine invasion has brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1980s. Here is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons plan.

The Doomsday Clock has crept the closest it is ever been as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the minute hand to 90 seconds to midnight. Paul Gregoire reports.

New protest albums from January 2023

Mat Ward looks back at January's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Action for Public Housing organised a free sausage sizzle as part of building support for a pre-election rally on February 11 to demand housing justice in NSW. Rachel Evans reports.

Sensationalism of events in Mparntwe is placing First Nations young people at risk, argues Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe. The group has invited the PM to listen to them about finding solutions.

The current frenzy around the Alice Springs crime wave risks risks repeating the same moral panics and deployment of top-down policies which disempower First Nations people, write Thalia Anthony and Vanessa Napaltjari Davis.

Faulty valves, broken vents and a myriad of technical problems have already been shown to be standard operational features in Santos’ gas projects, reports North West Protection Advocacy.

A small number of neo-Nazis tried but failed to stop the Merri-Bek City Council’s Day of Mourning ceremony from going ahead in Coburg on January 26. Sue Bolton reports.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus selects his favorite red and green books from 2022.

Miguel Diaz Canel and Lula Da Silva at CELAC 2023

CELAC member countries signed the Buenos Aires declaration to make Latin America and the Caribbean a community of sovereign nations, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

MPs from both major parties have absorbed an investor–style thinking, even towards public housing. Andrew Chuter argues that naïve economic theories of supply and demand will not fix the homelessness problem.

Tens of thousands of people joined Invasion Day protests around the country on January 26. 

Three climate activists have been found guilty and charged for resisting Woodside's Scarborough gas hub in the Burrup. Nova ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports.

Labor's Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be another token gesture, unless the government is forced by a strong popular movement to take real measures towards First Nations justice, argues Socialist Alliance.

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