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Nature Conservation Council CEO Jacqui Mumford said while the federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek’s promise to halt extinctions is an “encouraging step”, more needs to be done. Kerry Smith reports.

The first day of the Ecosocialism 2022 conference brought together many activists involved in climate, union and solidarity campaigns in Newcastle. Niko Leka reports.

Clean up after Hurricane Ian in Cuba

Cuba's world-leading disaster management system sprang into action when  Hurricane Ian struck the country’s western province of Pinar del Río, on September 27, report Vijay Prashad and Manolo De Los Santos.

Women Kabul

Following a blast in a predominantly Hazara majority area, which killed 43 and injured 82, women from the ethnic minority community demonstrated against the attacks, demanding the genocide end, reports Peoples Dispatch.

The Australian laws covering data protection are woefully inadequate and outdated. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Activists called on Tanya Plibersek to stop logging old-growth forest, the habitat for the endangered Tasmanian masked owl. Jesse Holly reports.

US-China Pacific

If ever there was a blatant statement of realpolitik masquerading as friendliness, the latest United States-Pacific Island declaration must count as one of them, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The lack of progress on enterprise agreement negotiations is why workers at Hydro Tasmania are taking strike action the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union said. Kerry Smith reports.

A new report has found that “overwhelming numbers” are “struggling with high rents and large rent increases, with profound impacts for their health”. Isaac Nellist reports.

Giorgia Meloni

The European far right are seeking to capitalise on the crises resulting from Russia's war on Ukraine to mobilise support, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

The NSW government enacted new anti-protest laws with Labor's support, but it is having difficulty getting its new anti-union laws through. Jim McIlroy reports.

Brazil first round election result

Leftist former President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva fell just short of clearing the 50% threshold to win the Brazilian election outright, setting up an October 30 runoff against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, reports Jake Johnson.