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The end of the JobKeeper program means that up to 500,000 jobs are at risk. Jim McIlroy argues that plenty of secure jobs could be created if there was a mass campaign to redirect public funds to expand the public sector.

The Dutch election in mid-March was a shift to the right. One of the great mistakes of the Dutch left in the period leading up to this election was that, while it was already at an all-time low in the polls, it did not prioritise its own narrative, writes Alex De Jong.

Hundreds of people joined a rally on Parliament Lawns in Hobart to call for whistleblower Julian Assange to be freed and support public interest journalism, reports Tristan Sykes.

First Nations organisations have strongly criticised the NT government’s proposals to get “tough” on young people who re-offend, saying it will drive more Aboriginal children into prison, writes Pip Hinman.

John McEvoy and Nathalia Urban discuss vaccine imperialism in Latin America.

Left parties from the Asia-Pacific region have spoken out in solidarity with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, which is in the process of being banned in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

LGBTI activists and supporters have vowing to continue the campaign for next-of-kin recognition for same-sex couples. Matt Haubrick and Rose Matthews report.

Socialists around the world have paid tribute to veteran Canadian Marxist Ernie Tate, writes Alex Bainbridge

Geelong Trades Hall Council is looking to address the region's lack of jobs by issuing a call for interested parties to start an Environmental Jobs Alliance. Sue Bull reports.

An Aboriginal flag flying at half mast.Photo: Kazadams/Wikimedia Commons

Moreland City Council has voted to fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at half-mast each year on January 26 and National Sorry Day on May 26, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Community and Public Sector Union members working in Parliament House are demanding greater workplace safety and respect, reports Kerry Smith.

Unidos Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias will head the party's list in Madrid's regional elections, writes Dick Nichols. But will Madrid's working class mobilise in numbers to support the left and prevent a far-right victory?

NSW Greens MLC Jamie Parker speaks at a rally for democracy in Myanmar, in Sydney.

Why is Australia so soft in its response to the military coup in Myanmar? Jamie Parker speaks to Green Left about this question.

Reporting a male Coalition staffer's bad behaviour as “lewd” downplays the systematic nature of sexism and misogyny, argues Alison Pennington.

Former Builders Labourer's Federation leader Jack Mundey, who pioneered the green ban, was given a rousing state send off at Sydney Town Hall. Rachel Evans reports.

Lee Tan speaks to Green Left about Australian rare earth company Lynas' plan to build a permanent dump for its toxic waste in a pristine rainforest in Malaysia.

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