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“The Australian Defence Exports Office (ADEO) is a gift from the government to the weapons’ corporations,” Miriam Torzillo told protesters outside its office. Paul Oboohov reports.

West Papua Morning Star flag

While Jakarta is busy tearing West Papua apart, Papuans raised the banned, Morning Star flag on December 1, to commemorate its independence, which was stolen in May 1963, writes Yamin Kagoya.

Image showing an island in Tuvalu, with matrix-style figures in background

In response to the existential threat of climate change, the Tuvaluan government has announced it will become the world’s first “digital nation”. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Climate activists talked to customers going into the Newtown branch of the National Australia Bank about helping stop the bank funding Whitehaven Coal's expansion. Jim McIlroy reports.

Activist holding sign that reads ‘No Narrabri gasfield’ at a November 12 climate rally in Sydney

Climate Coalition Sydney organised a forum that heard from four union and environmental activists fighting against the Australian government’s fossil fuel expansionism. David Killingly reports.

'My Father's Brother' by Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

Barry Healy reviews two Perth art exhibitions exploring the Australian landscape as seen through the eyes of invading capitalism and surviving Aboriginality.

Campaigners hold sign saying "Let the people decide!"

The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for an independence referendum. Dick Nichols reports.

This December 1, for the twelfth year in a row, there was a West Papua flag-raising on the historic Leichhardt Town Hall, courtesy of the Inner West Council, reports Peter Boyle.

Anwar Ibrahim

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj from the Socialist Party of Malaysia discusses the recent election result and the challenges facing the new government.

A sticker reading #FreeAssange

Anthony Albanese publicly revealed that he had been lobbying the Joseph Biden administration to stop proceedings against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Iranian refugees are continuing their 24/7 protest demanding permanent visas outside the Immigration department. Chris Slee reports.

Lula da Silva with Indigenous leaders at COP27. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert @LulaOficial/Twitter

Pablo Stefanoni, editor of the progressive Latin American magazine Nueva Sociedad discusses the situation in South America after the left’s victory in Brazil.

Peter Boyle spoke about the new wave of protests sparked by harsh anti-COVID-19 restrictions with Choo Chon Kai, who is working with the movement for democracy in China.

Claims the new IR laws will close the gender pay gap and strengthen equal pay laws are welcome. But, as Mary Merkenich and Sarah Hathway argue, the laws will divide workers and weaken the Better Off Overall Test.

The so-called China threat was discussed at a webinar on November 30 of around 150 people. Jim McIlroy reports.

deep sea

Mining companies argue that deep-sea mining is necessary to achieve the global transition to renewables, reports Ben Radford, but this is a lie.

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