Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian “Bong” Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.
Frozen food workers in Smithton, Tasmania, have forced McCain to an in-principle agreement for a pay rise, Jim McIlroy reports.
Climate activists are continuing to demand the federal government and Labor opposition heed the climate science and pull back from their irresponsible gas-led recovery plan. Margaret Gleeson reports.
Residents in the United Nations-supervised Makhmour Refugee Camp in northern Iraq are angry at the criminal silence from the UN over a Turkish drone attack on the camp, writes Peter Boyle.
Members of the Iranian-Australian community are calling on Australia to support their struggle for justice for the more than 30,000 Iranian political prisoners who were massacred in 1988, writes Mohammad Sadeghpour.
Ian Ellis-Jones writes that the United States' ban on remittances to Cuba has had a detrimental impact on the standard of living of Cuban families, compounding the impact of the decades-long economic blockade.
The profits from the production and sale of COVID-19 vaccines has created nine new billionaires with a combined wealth greater than the cost of vaccinating the world’s poorest countries, report Stephen Coates and Rachel Evans.
In a shift of alliances, Inner West councillors elected the Greens’ Rochelle Porteous as the new mayor, reports Pip Hinman.
The new Texas ban on abortion, which was upheld by the United States Supreme Court, effectively enables vigilante justice, reports Barry Sheppard.
‘They are just doing this because we’re poor. That’s what it comes down to’, a resident of a locked down social housing complex said. Isaac Nellist reports.
Nothing maintains the culture wars more than a conservative PM blaming the unemployed for their lack of employment to a room full of rich business people, writes Dechlan Brennan.
Mexico’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that laws penalising women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional, reports Tanya Wadhwa.
Ian Angus introduces six new books for your ‘must read soon’ list.
Despite the NSW government’s admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers’ concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.
Hans Baer reviews a new book by former Greens senator Scott Ludlam.
Ross Davidson presents two new free publications that provide some essential background to the Cuban Revolution and Washington’s implacable hostility to it.