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A huge solidarity demonstration in Brisbane on July 27 expressed solidarity with Hong Kong democracy protests.

The key demands were: complete withdrawal of the Hong Kong extradition bill; for the Hong Kong chief executive to resign; retract the claim that recent protests were riots; investigation of police abuses; and universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

Around 180 people rallied in Brisbane on July 20 to end the abusive regime of mandatory detention and offshore processing. The action was part of a national mobilisation on the sixth anniversary of the reopening of Manus and Nauru detention centres.

More photos on the Green Left Facebook Page.

Juan Guaido’s team is receiving over US$40 million through USAID to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.

Three men linked to self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido were arrested on July 12, while allegedly selling weapons stolen during the failed April 30 putsch.

Ali Wazeer and Mohsin Dawar, members of the Pakistan National Assembly, were arrested in May on trumped up terrorism charges. An international solidarity campaign is calling for their release.

Speculation and a privatised system of building inspection are the common elements in the evacuation of the Sydney apartment towers and the fires casued by flammable cladding, writes Sue Bolton.

Activists are tracking a ship bound for New Zealand containing an unknown quantity of what they allege is stolen Sahrawi phosphate which is illegally mined and exported by Morocco, the occupying power in Western Sahara. Morocco is the largest producer and exporter of phosphates in the world.

More than 500 Tamil demonstrators tried to march to the site of a destroyed Hindu temple at Kanniyaa in the Trincomalee district of Sri Lanka on July 16.

Sudanese took to the streets in their tens of thousands across the country on July 13, while negotiations for a transitional civilian-led government hung in the balance.

Most people would not be aware that two Israeli companies are the main suppliers of irrigation systems in Australia. They are potential targets for Palestine justice activists keen on expanding the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign into rural areas, writes Mark Govier.

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