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Before his nightmare began Helal Uddin — known as “Spicy” — worked as a chef at a holiday inn in Dhaka. He had to leave Bangladesh after being involved in a protest. From Bomana Prison in Papua New Guinea, he tells his story to Green Left.

Old arguments justifying racism might be considered ridiculous today but new ones, including affectations about “our” democratic values, neatly slip into service to reinforce ingrained racist prejudices, writes Peter Boyle.

The stripping of Indian democracy by the far-right, Hindu-nationalist government of Narendra Modi is causing uproar in the Australian-Indian diaspora, reports Gauri Gandbhir.

The invasion of a Iraq was a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and the invaders’ justification was based on lies. Eighteen years on the calls for justice continue, writes Bevan Ramsden

An internal survey at SafeWork NSW has revealed an alarming level of political interference in the work of safety inspectors potentially putting workers' wellbeing — and lives — at risk. Sam Parkes reports.

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

In this latest episode of the Green Left Show, Tim Gooden talks about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's current assault on workers' rights and why a lobbying campaign is not enough.

Christian Porter and Scott Morrison have tried their hardest to confuse the issues surrounding credible allegations of rape. Sarah Hathway and Kamala Emanuel argue grassroots mobilisations like #March4Justice can have a major impact.

Ongoing foreign occupations have lasted more than 20 years in Afghanistan and 18 years in Iraq. Neither has brought justice or peace to the region, argues Alex Bainbridge. 

The weaponisation of our economy, police, politics and society is becoming normalised, argues Wage Peace.

Dakota Tait argues we need to talk up good policy, guided by science, and reach out to those heading for conspiracy territory.

Warming is already set on course to reach dangerous levels. But, if we do next to nothing — the course we are on — it could get a lot worse, writes Peter Boyle.

David Brophy argues Clive Hamilton’s stance on China has led him to make common cause with the hard right. What we need instead is solidarity with victims of repression in China and opposition to racism at home.

Clive Hamilton argues that those who interpret the China question, including the question of Chinese state interference in Australia, as a question of race are wrong.

Janine Hendry, Sarah Hathway and Kamala Emanuel discuss the issues around sexual assault and profile the March4Justice on March 15.

Sam Wainwright argues that a vote for the Socialist Alliance is not a wasted vote. Rather it sends a signal that voters believe only mobilised communities can defeat capitalism.

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