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Alex Bainbridge writes about Green Left's new video podcast — the Green Left Show — which aims to cover important topical issues and involve guests from the diversity of progressive opinion and campaign areas.

Pressure from the Biden administration’s pledges on swift climate change action seems to have pushed Scott Morrison to mention he indeed has a plan to reduce emissions, writes Pip Hinman.

Jim McIlroy and Laurie MacSween review a new documentary on Australia's frontline environmental activists.

The Oakey Coal Action Alliance has claimed victory after the High Court ruled its appeal to the expansion of the New Acland coal mine could be reheard, reports Margaret Gleeson.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed back in 2013 the breadth and scale of the United States government’s internet surveillance program. Ernst Merkenich argues that it is only increasing.

Frontline Action on Coal activist Scott Daines has won a defamation dispute with Adani, reports Kerry Smith.

Alex Salmon reviews a new book on how Australia's climate policy has been held hostage to sceptics and fossil fuel interests for decades.

The Western Australian election is shaping up as a referendum on the Labor government’s handling of COVID-19, with pundits expecting it to be returned with an increased majority, reports Sam Wainwright.

A parliamentary inquiry into the New South Wales government’s council grants scandal will be expanded to scrutinise new allegations of pork barrelling connected to  bushfire relief funding, reports Jim McIllroy.

Refugee rights supporters gathered outside the Park Hotel prison again to demand the detainees be released and for all detention centres to be closed down. Chloe DS reports.

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