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Refugee rights supporters rallied outside Northern Hospital to show their support for a Tamil refugee who has been detained for more than 11 years. Chris Slee reports.

Lurking off the coast of China’s eastern seaboard are three US aircraft carrier battle groups, to be joined by a British aircraft carrier group and Australian and Canadian warships. Talisman Sabre 2021 has just begun, reports Kerry Smith.

Mira Ibrahim, Shelan Khodedah and Zeynep Korkmaz share their personal stories illustrating the struggle for liberation of the Kurdish and Yezidi people.

Veteran socialist councillor Sue Bolton has been pre-selected to run for the Socialist Alliance in the federal seat of Wills, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations into anticipating the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

Support for casual retail workers at a popular bookshop in the Inner West, who are campaigning for a workplace agreement, is growing. Isaac Nellist reports.

A second pandemic is lurking in the shadows of COVID-19 — the pandemic of femicide and violence against women, writes Markela Panegyres.

Green Left spoke with Sister Susan Connelly, convenor of the Timor Sea Justice Forum and a co-convenor of the Alliance Against Political Prosecutions, about the latest developments in the Witness K and Bernard Collaery case.

The father of a young First Nations man who was involved in a Parklea Correctional Centre roof-top protest against racism has spoken out about conditions in the prison system. Isaac Nellist reports.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic, argues Markela Panegyres.

Gunpowder Milkshake mixes intricate fight scenes with a slick, retro, neon-inflected look, writes Barry Healy.

For six decades now, the United States has unsuccessfully sought to achieve regime change in Cuba, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

From Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard to Coalition PM Scott Morrison, Australian leaders have tried to appear in a chorus of extras, parroting that Assange had broken the law, writes Stuart Rees.

Workers at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Marrickville who have been stood down without pay during the lockdown are organising for their rights. Isaac Nellist reports.

Activists continue to organise against the cashless debit card, which is being rolled out in lower socio-economic communities. Bernadette Smith reports.

The NSW government, not local government, must be forced to remediate a community park near the largest traffic interchange in the southern hemisphere, argues Pip Hinman.

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