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Kurds and their allies are demanding the release of Abdullah Ocalan — “the Nelson Mandela of Kurdistan” — who has been imprisoned by Turkey since 1999, reports Peter Boyle.

Thai democracy activists held a sombre commemoration of the 1976 Thammasat University massacre on the steps of Sydney Town Hall, reports Peter Boyle.

Half-naked Extinction Rebellion activists protested outside the NSW Independent Planning Commission against its approval for Santos' Narrabri gas project, writes AJ Tennant.

The NSW government is facing growing opposition to its plan to build new incinerators in Western Sydney, reports Jim McIlroy.

Charges against 12 Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in the Spring Rebellion last year have been dismissed, reports Duncan Roden.

For weary parents and restless students, the staged return to school in Melbourne is a welcome relief. But teachers, such as Daryl Croke, Mary Merkenich, Beth Muldoon and Carlene Wilson are warning about the risk of COVID-19 transmission in densely-packed classrooms.

Jim McIlroy reports on a new initiative launched by the Venezuelan government to coordinate greater international solidarity. 

A snap action was organised to show solidarity to Indonesian workers taking action against a new labour law, reports Jim McIlroy.

The nurses union has welcomed the recommendations of the royal commission into aged care but criticised its failure to mandate greater funding transparency for the largely private sector, reports Jim McIlroy.

Despite the IPC decision, opposition to Santos' industrial scale gas project in the Pilliga is growing, reports Rachel Evans.

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