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A vigil for West Papua outside the Indonesian consulate in Sydney.

There has been a recent upsurge in activism around West Papuan independence, including among Indonesians, despite intimidation and serious consequences for activists.

A National Strike called by trade unions on November 21 became one of the biggest mobilisations in Colombia's recent history as student, environmentalist, human rights and women's groups, among others, joined together to reject the neoliberal policies of President Ivan Duque's government.

Pauline Jensen

Pauline Jensen will be missed enormously, but she lives on in the hearts and memories of many. A fighter for a better world and a moral and ethical voice on all injustices, she taught us all how to live life well.

The state government and police have ruled out implementing recommendations made by a coronial inquest into drug-related deaths at music festivals. The inquest recommended introducing pill testing at festivals and an end to sniffer dogs and strip searches.

Sam Watson. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

History will show that Uncle Sam was indeed a giant of the Australian Aboriginal struggle and of the broader fight for a just, cooperative society free of racial oppression.

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer

This latest scandal involving Westpac underlines the fact that these banking giants are a law unto themselves, despite the limited role of various regulatory agencies.

A Change the Rules rally in Sydney on October 23, 2018.

This bill is about giving even more power to a billionaire class that has shown itself to have absolutely no integrity.

A Chile solidarity protest in Sydney on October 27.

Chile has blatantly breached its international obligations to preserve human rights, and Australian business, politicians and the community must not condone those violations, says academics, journalists and activists. 

School Strike 4 Climate WA activists speak at Blockade RTS in Perth on November 27.

School Strike 4 Climate WA challenges Premier Mark McGowan to meet them outside a conference of fossil fuel industry corporations.

While there are serious flaws in Inside the Greens, author Paddy Manning is too good a journalist to suppress vital information. Some of it is explosive.

For instance, during the recent conflicts in the Australian Greens between The Greens NSW and Bob Brown devotees, some in the later camp pushed for the wholesale expulsion of the former.

That was not the only example of such blow-up-the-ship thinking.

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