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Peace groups have used the 76 year anniversary of the United States' bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan to demand the federal government sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Kerry Smith reports.

Refugees on hunger strike against indefinite detention in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation are so ill their bodies are shutting down. Chloe DS spoke to Arya, one of the hunger strikers.

A resident-initiated meeting drew good numbers to discuss the case to de-amalgamate the Inner West Council, reports Markela Panegyres.

In nations built on occupation and racist dispossession, First Nations athletes are celebrated as “heroes” for their sporting achievements one day, then condemned and vilified the next, argues Sue Bull.

A vigil for Alana Garlett, who died homeless on the streets last month, was organised to say 'never again'. Petrina Harley reports.

Without pressure, governments will likely continue their greenwashing while we suffer deadly floods and extreme heatwaves, writes John Molyneux.

The Tokyo Olympics, which may become another COVID-19 super spreader, reveals the influence that corporate capitalism has over governments and politicians, argues Hans Baer.

The Federal Court has ruled that Qantas unfairly sacked and outsourced thousands of baggage handlers, ramp workers and cabin cleaners late last year, using the pandemic as the excuse. Jim McIlroy reports.

Stood-down workers from the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre and others protested against the inadequate levels of pandemic support and JobSeeker. Isaac Nellist reports.

The federal government has failed to consult Ngemba elders about a new development at the Ngemba Fish Traps in Brewarrina. Rachel Evans and Gill Boehringer report.

Alex Salmon reports on a solidarity action for activists charged with protesting a new gas hub proposed for Western Australia's north west.

Two hundred frontline workers at Westmead Hospital had to take industrial action before management agreed to supply them with personal protective equipment. Jim McIlroy reports. 

A second report on COVID-19-driven anti-Asian racism by the Asian Australian Alliance makes chilling reading. Pip Hinman reports.

The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.

Political albums from July 2021

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

As the breakout of the Delta variant continues to grip Sydney, Sam Wainwright argues that it is obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge efficiently or fairly.

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