Rachel Evans

On November 23, the SX News websire reported that Penrith City Library, in far western Sydney, had tentatively rejected a DVD promoting the “ex-gat movement” donated to its collection by the right-wing Christian Democratic Party.
Cuban Consul-General Nelida Hernandez told supporters on October 24 that Cuba will again ask the United Nations General Assembly on November 8 to support a motion to lift the 45-year-long economic embargo imposed by the US government on Cuba.
The last issue of Green Left Weekly published the story of gay asylum seeker Mohatar Hussein. Hussein fled homophobic persecution in Bangladesh to seek refugee status in Australia, only to be locked up in Villawood detention centre for the last two years. The Refugee Review Tribunal twice knocked back Hussein’s applications, despite having ample evidence that he had suffered persecution as an openly gay man.
Motahar Hussein is a Bangladeshi man seeking asylum in Australia. He has been languishing in the Villawood refugee detention centre for two years because the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) has twice refused to accept that he will face homophobic persecution if he is forced back to Bangladesh. Green Left Weekly’s Rachel Evans spoke to Hussein in Villawood.

Come find out in a COVID-safe tour, about Sydney's feminist history — the women, queers and the militant class struggle events excluded from the annals of public memory because they challenge the order of establishment patriarchal governments.

A feminist people's history walk, this expedition will stop at Aboriginal and women convict rebellion sites, locations of queer uprisings, migrant women uprising mementos and sites of women's literary and journalistic endeavours.

In NSW tenants are in dire need of rent relief.

One in three Australians rent - some 2.5 million households. A 2019 survey showed 40 per cent of tenants are in rental stress - they pay more than 30% of their income in rent.

In Sydney, one of the most expensive cities in the world, an extremely high 64% of all renters are in rental stress.

This is all before the COVID19 crisis.

With lay-offs, reduction of work hours, the prospect of JobSeeker and JobKeeper being removed, pay freezes for front-line workers being proposed, tenants are even more stressed.

I CAN’T BREATHE - BLACK LIVES MATTER

JUSTICE FOR DAVID DUNGAY JNR AND ALL BLACK DEATHS IN CUSTODY

COVID-19 safety protocols for this rally are listed below - all participants must read and comply with these protocols.

This rally will take place on unceded Gadigal land and stand in solidarity with the continuing Black Lives Matter protests happening in the United States and across the world. Please see information below re COVID safety measures on the day.

A lot of us expect to come under housing stress in September/October. We have under 7 weeks before the eviction moratorium ends, with JobSeeker & JobKeeper set to be reduced at the same time, many of us will not be able to pay our rent. This is a public forum to try and address the situation as a community, come along! For a variety of reasons, we expect a lot of evictions at the end of September unless we can act to stop them.

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