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Chris Petersen and Chloe DS report that 14 refugees have been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest at their imprisonment. 

Jacob Andrewartha reports on two communities fighting local councils to save their outdoor public swimming pools. 

Sue Bolton reports on how a motion in solidarity with Palestine moved at Moreland City Council was defeated by the casting vote of Labor Mayor Annalivia Carli-Hannan.

Victoria Police has introduced new rules for journalists covering protests: they are now required to provide media identification to the police. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Doncaster resident Barry Watson used freedom-of-information laws to obtain an audit about canopy tree loss caused by the early works for the North East Link tollway project. He spoke to Green Left about this and more.

Workers at Downer Group’s Pakenham East Rail Depot and Stabling Yard, who have been on strike for secure jobs, are yet to settle a new enterprise agreement. Sue Bolton reports.

Community radio 3CR is holding its annual Radiothon in June, reports Rachel Kirby.

The European Super League did not seek to grow the game, but rather promised a heavily marketised and Americanised product saturated with cash at the expense of traditions, writes Leo Crnogorcevic.

West Papuan refugees and solidarity activists want the Australian Federal Police to stop training killers, reports Kerry Smith.

Mary Merkenich reports on the findings of an Australian Education Union survey of education workers that said workload remained a major issue.

Communist, trade unionist and class-struggle fighter for migrant rights George Zangalis died on March 25. Radicalised during the Greek civil war, Zangalis remained a fighter until the end, writes Sue Bolton.

Jacob Andrewartha reports that Victorian Myanmar Youth and other Myanmar-based organisations protested on May 1 against the military coup in Myanmar.

Chris Slee reports on community support for the Medevac refugees who have recently been released from hotel detention.

The head of Venezuela’s mission in Australia says the country remains under attack from the United States, Chris Slee reports.

Members of the Eritrean community gathered in Melbourne to protest against Isaias Afwerki, the dictatorial ruler of Eritrea, reports Chris Slee.

After almost six weeks on strike, United Workers Union members at McCormick have accepted a new offer from the company, which includes retaining all conditions and a pay rise. Mary Merkenich reports.

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