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Maria Dahvana Headley, dragon-marked translator of Beowulf

Science fantasy writer Maria Dahvana Headley has produced a new translation of the Old English epic poem, Beowulf. It has a punk sensibility and opens the way to a deeper historical reading, writes Barry Healy.

The Socialist Alliance condemns new federal anti-worker bills.

Caroline Andersen writes about the pain of the death in custody of her son Wayne 'Fella' Morrison and why she has little confidence in the justice system.

The campaign for justice and compensation for the victims of the fake “war on drugs” is growing. Rachel Evans reports.

Chloe DS reports that refugees were forcibly transferred under excessive police presence from the Mantra hotel in Melbourne's north to a former COVID-19 hotspot in the CBD.

The City of Moreland Council has condemned a secret immigration detention centre in Fawkner and urged the Victorian government to change planning laws to disallow such cruelty, reports Chloe DS.

Protesters want HSBC to use its influence over the State Bank of India to walk away from funding Adani, reports Jim McIlroy.

A new law, rushed through parliament, which allows unions to demerge, has handed the government an opportunity to isolate the construction workers' union, argues Sue Bolton.

Refugee rights supporters rallied outside the Mantra Hotel demanding the detainees be released, not moved, reports Chris Slee.

Iain McIntyre writes about Ken's Lovett's generous spirit and that he was even canonised by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as 'Saint Kendall the Constant'.

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