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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'.

Protests to demand jobs and a safe environment are still necessary or we face the recurring nightmare of last summer's bushfires, argues Steve O'Brien.

A protest camp has sprung up outside the Mantra Hotel in Preston to try and prevent the detainees from being removed. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Several hundred Coles workers and supporters marched through Sydney's streets, calling on the public to boycott Coles this Christmas. Jim McIlroy reports.

David King's famous 1978 Rock Against Racism Carnival poster

Anyone familiar with 1970s British left-wing movements such as the Anti-Nazi League, Rock Against Racism or the Anti-Apartheid Movement, is familiar with the work of David King, writes Barry Healy.

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