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The campaign to demerge councils is about shifting power back to residents and away from developers, the biggest beneficiaries of the forced amalgamations argues Pip Hinman.

There is a well-orchestrated operation by the United States to bring down Cuba’s political regime, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Black Swan State Theatre Company's modern interpretation of The Tempest showcases how it remains courageous in searching out new frontiers in theatre, writes Barry Healy.

Members of the “dynasty triad”, from left: Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Three of the country’s most powerful political dynasties – the Marcoses, Arroyos and Dutertes – have entered into an unholy alliance with the hope of consolidating power in 2022 and beyond, writes Sonny Melencio.

The decision to field presidential and vice-presidential candidates represents a bold — and unprecedented — move for the Philippines left. Sonny Melencio explains why the Partido Lakas ng Masa has taken this step.

NSW parliament

In a major victory for democracy, Suzanne James reports that the NSW lower house has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after decades of public debate and community protest.

Scarborough Gas Action Alliance activists blockaded the primary road serving Burrup industrial hub

The response to Woodside’s announcement that it is proceeding with its Scarborough gas field exploitation project has been swift, with protests and direct actions organised in Murujuga and Perth. Sam Wainwright reports.

Usually a vaccine takes 5–10 years from conception to production and injection into people’s arms. Vaxxers, writes Coral Wynter, describes how a safe vaccine against COVID-19 was produced in only 10 months.

Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

In the United States, John Deere workers began militant strike action in the country’s mid-west in October, reports Malik Miah. They stood up against a powerful employer — and, when necessary, their own national union leadership — and won.

Sergio Herbert

Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months’ jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia’s mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

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