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The 10 best political albums of June 2021

Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

The right to die with dignity has widespread community support. But will it be enough to beat the unholy alliances between conservative MPs and wealthy hard-right religious ideologues in NSW? Suzanne James investigates.

Charges against Baakindji woman and water campaigner Leah Ebsworth have finally been dropped, reports Paul Oboohov.

Newcastle community members and activists are fighting back against a council decision to close a community food pantry. Steve O'Brien reports.

A new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard is analogous to the contemporary Australian context, writes Janaka Biyanwila.

UnionsNSW say the state government's decision to abandon its public sector wage cap is an admission of wrongdoing. Jim McIlroy reports.

Chris Petersen and Chloe DS report that 14 refugees have been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest at their imprisonment. 

If the Murugappan refugee family is released from Perth community detention, they are likely to join 18,000 others on insecure temporary visas. Chloe DS reports on the cruel visa system.

Jane Hammond spoke with Green Left about her new film, Cry of the Forests that exposes the devastation of Western Australia’s old-growth forests.

Unions and community organisations need to step up the push for real change, including a meaningful wage rise for low-paid workers, argues Alex Bainbridge.

NOlympics Action Sydney wants the Tokyo Olympics cancelled because of humanitarian concerns stemming from the pandemic. Kerry Smith reports.

Jacob Andrewartha reports on two communities fighting local councils to save their outdoor public swimming pools. 

While university managements practice wage theft and cut jobs and courses, casual and precarious university workers pay the price. Markela Panegyres reports on the crisis facing higher education.

More than 150 workers, students and residents picketed entrances to Parramatta’s historic Willow Grove on June 22, reports Susan Price.

Australia's ties to Israeli weapons corporations make it complicit in the atrocities being committed against Palestinians, argues Sue Bolton.

After three weeks on strike, General Mills workers have endorsed a deal that includes a wage rise and in which all their conditions are maintained, reports Jim McIlroy.

 

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