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A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22.

The WA Labor government and oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum support the call for net zero emissions by 2050. But beware of the climate change fakers, argues Sam Wainwright.

A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22.

We need to ensure that coal-mining communities are part of the renewable energy future, argues former steel worker Steve O’Brien.

Sue Bolton asks why, the day after Rowan Baxter brutally incinerated his ex-partner Hannah Clarke and their children, the detective in charge of the investigation could publicly query whether the “husband” had been “driven too far”.

Domestic violence homicides of women killed by their current or former partner have already exceeded the shocking average of one a week this year. Former Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Network activist Margaret Gleeson takes a look at some solutions.

Residents put in a huge effort to save the historic Gandolfo Gardens. But they were thwarted by a system that privileges bureaucrats who were never going to be directly affected by the destruction of the trees, writes Sue Bolton.

“Get the politics out of climate change.” It’s a slogan heard almost inevitably whenever discussion turns to the looming environmental catastrophe. But, as Jeff Sparrow argues, there’s no historical parallel for the social change needed to decarbonise the developed world without huge political polarisation.

The Socialist Alliance says Australia and needs a climate action action plan that combines ecological and social justice measures that challenge the political and economic power of the fossil fuel corporations.

Worried about online privacy? You should be. Not only are social media corporations spying on you, the government now want to muscle in further on Big Brother’s territory, writes Viv Miley.

What is the most positive action Australians could take to make the nation better? Dismantle Rupert Murdoch’s stranglehold on the media, argues Brad Pedersen.

The climate movement needs to adopt the call for peace as there will be no future, sustainable or otherwise, unless we resist authorities’ willingness to go to war, argues Nick Deane.

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