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As the global climate emergency intensifies, this political ecological critique of the motor vehicle is timely and powerful, writes Andrew Chuter.

The European Court of Human Rights struck a major blow to Israel’s efforts to silence its critics on June 11, writes Ali Abunimah, when it overturned the criminal convictions against 11 Palestinian rights activists in France.

In response to Israel’s intention to annex up to 30% of the West Bank, respect for truth by all the parties involved, Israeli, Palestinian, United States, European and Australian, has been replaced by calculations about the benefits of deceit, writes Stuart Rees.

Scott Morrison’s melodramatic emergency media conference about an alleged, but unspecified, major cyber attack on Australia was calculated to instil fear. The context, as Peter Boyle writes, is the sustained and racist campaign by the Trump administration to scapegoat China for its own deadly failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Staff at the University of Western Australia are set to vote on a proposal to vary their entreprise agreement after a union ballot approved the proposal, reports Alex Salmon.

Trump’s authoritarian aspirations are becoming more evident, writes Barry Sheppard. But the force blocking Trump is the mass Black Lives Matter uprising, which looks to continue the fight beyond the next election.

Federal education minister Dan Tehan wants students to pay for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on universities, writes Susan Price.

Making employees feel insecure and in permanent competition for continuing work is one well-worn pathway for ensuring workplaces are compliant, wages stay low and conditions are minimal, writes Pip Hinman.

There is still widespread opposition to the closure and sell-off of the Powerhouse Museum, reports Jim McIlroy.

Fridges in Mexico are empty of beer because production has ceased in this industry deemed non-essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson. However, United States-owned Constellation Brands is defying local orders and continues to produce for export to US consumers.

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