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The pandemic is serious and strong action needs to be taken to stop its spread. But punitive and paternalistic interventions, that remove people’s agency, is counterproductive, writes Sue Bolton.

Prisons activist Debbie Kilroy, First Nations activists Elizabeth Jarrett and Mervyn Eades addressed a Green Left forum discussing what it means to defund the police and abolish the prison system in Australia. 

July 19 marks seven years since Kevin Rudd said people seeking asylum, who arrive by boat, would never be settled in Australia. Alex Bainbridge spoke to councillors Jonathan Sri and Sue Bolton about the campaign to free imprisoned refugees and end the cruel policy. 

Protests will be held across Australia on July 19 to mark 7 years of detention for those refugees who were sent to detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, reports Kerry Smith.

Socialist councillor Sue Bolton argues that listening to, and working with, affected communities is critical for any government wishing to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says there was no handbook for dealing with the Melbourne towers outbreaks. But local and international experiences in containing the COVID-19 pandemic prove this outbreak could have been avoided — and should never have ended up being handled like this, writes Fred Fuentes.

Kurdish women’s organisations have issued a new dossier documenting incidents of violence against women carried out by Turkish soldiers and jihadist groups in north-west Syria, reports Susan Price.

Human rights activist Stephen Langford has been charged with defacing the Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue in Hyde Park. Jim McIlroy reports his 'crime' was to paste Macquarie's own words to the statue.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network has condemned the federal government's plans to spend billions to be a loyal deputy sheriff to the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, writes Vince Scappatura.

A US court has delivered a major win to Indigenous organisers and climate activists — and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration, writes Jessica Corbett.

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