The shooting of a Black Lives Matter protester by a white vigilante in New Mexico adds to a worrying escalation of attacks by far-right terrorists in the United States, writes Jack Kiley.
Mat Ward takes a look back at June's political news and the best new albums that related to it.
The past few months has seen a proliferation of memes and stories on social media linking COVID-19 to everything from 5G technology and a laboratory in Wuhan to Bill Gates and his push for global vaccinations, writes Fred Fuentes.
Black Lives Matter protesters will once again take to the streets this weekend to demand an end to Black deaths in custody in Australia, reports Kerry Smith. Find details for a protest near you.
As the global climate emergency intensifies, this political ecological critique of the motor vehicle is timely and powerful, writes Andrew Chuter.
Unions representing staff at the ABC have condemned the federal government’s funding cut to the national broadcaster, writes Jim McIlroy.
Scott Morrison’s melodramatic emergency media conference about an alleged, but unspecified, major cyber attack on Australia was calculated to instil fear. The context, as Peter Boyle writes, is the sustained and racist campaign by the Trump administration to scapegoat China for its own deadly failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic
The European Court of Human Rights struck a major blow to Israel’s efforts to silence its critics on June 11, writes Ali Abunimah, when it overturned the criminal convictions against 11 Palestinian rights activists in France.
In response to Israel’s intention to annex up to 30% of the West Bank, respect for truth by all the parties involved, Israeli, Palestinian, United States, European and Australian, has been replaced by calculations about the benefits of deceit, writes Stuart Rees.
Trump’s authoritarian aspirations are becoming more evident, writes Barry Sheppard. But the force blocking Trump is the mass Black Lives Matter uprising, which looks to continue the fight beyond the next election.