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Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O’Connor reports.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

Activists blockaded Newcastle Port, the world’s biggest coal port, on April 24. Niko Leka reports.

Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

Five hundred people called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to implement changes to stop gendered and domestic violence against women. Niko Leka reports.

Newcastle City Council declared Newcastle nuclear free in 1982, a commitment locals say they will insist on as the federal government looks for a site for its nuclear-powered submarine base. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Two hundred people took part in the International Women’s Day protest organised by Hunter Workers' Women's Committee. Kathy Fairfax reports.

A new exhibition honouring the green bans movement opened in Newcastle on February 25, reports Niko Leka.

Following Origin Energy's decision to close Eraring coal-fired power station early, calls are growing for a federal transition plan. Niko Leka reports.

Communities will keep up the pressure on the Labor majority elected to the Newcastle Council, reports Kerry Smith.

Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.

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.

Supercars, council transparency and Stockton Beach’s sand erosion problems were key discussion topics at a Newcastle lord mayoral candidates’ forum. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Activists from Blockade Australia have stopped coal trains and shut down the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle. Kerry Smith reports.

CFMEU members are campaigning for an enterprise agreement, three years after the old one expired. Steve O'Brien reports.

The Socialist Alliance will contest the Newcastle City Council elections, with a focus on affordable housing and real climate action. Kathy Fairfax reports.

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