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The Barber Who Read History

When a young socialist activist asked Peter Boyle for some suggested reading on Australian labour history it led him to Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving's latest book.

While Qantas services sank and 9000 lost their jobs, chief executive Alan Joyce engineered the biggest transfer of public money to a corporation in Australia’s history, reports Michael West.

Refugee activists gathered on World Refugee Day to call for permanent protection for refugees and an end to the country’s racist and cruel migration policies. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Nearly one in 25 young people have a problem with gambling, and teenagers are four times more likely to develop gambling problems than adults. Darren Saffin reports.

The only shock about the British Home Secretary’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to the US was that it did not come sooner, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Climate protesters held up placards and banners demanding immediate action on climate change as Labor MPs arrived to be sworn in. Paul Oboohov reports.

Protesters gathered around the country, in response to a call out from Yuendumu Elders, to demand police be prohibited from taking guns into remote First Nations communities and justice for Kumanjayi Walker. Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS report.

Hundreds marched through Sydney to demand justice for Kumanjayi Walker and the many other First Nations people killed in custody. Video by Peter Boyle.

Save David's home: successful anti-eviction action on June 17.

Activists have successfully prevented the eviction of a disability pensioner from his home — for now. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Public housing residents and supporters joined a Defend Public Housing picket to call for an urgent build of more public housing. Isaac Nellist reports.

The suspension of the national electricity market points to the need to learn from the past. The whole idea of having an energy market for a commodity that everyone needs is a scam, argues Pip Hinman.

Jonathan Sri at a protest defending the right to protest in 2019.

Brisbane City Council has charged Greens councillor Jonathan Sri in connection with a protest in the Queen Street Mall in September 2020. Alex Bainbridge reports.

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The first “Fridays4Forests” protest outside NSW Parliament House was organised to highlight the plight of koalas and native forests. Kerry Smith reports.

Following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to raise the minimum wage, welfare groups are calling on the Labor government to immediately lift welfare payments above the poverty line. Isaac Nellist reports.

The Gomeroi people, farmers and climate activists have slammed Resources Minister Madeleine King’s push to fast-track the controversial Narrabri coal seam gas (CSG) project. Jim McIlroy reports.

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