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An alarming series of COVID-19 outbreaks are still spreading in workplaces where casualisation is rife. The meatworks is one such industry, writes Shane Pemmelaar.

Refugee and asylum seeker supporters began an occupation on May 12 of the Mantra Hotel in Preston, Melbourne, where more than 65 asylum seekers are being held under guard, reports Kerry Smith.

Police harass activists expressing solidarity with refugees

Dozens of police officers were waiting to break up picnics planned by concerned locals outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments on May 8, writes Kerry Smith.

In this episode of "Lockdown: Coronavirus, capitalism and solidarity", Zebedee Parkes takes a look at housing during the coronavirus crisis and talks about what the left could be putting forward.

 

As millions of households have been told to negotiate with their landlords for a rent reduction, groups are getting organised to demand state governments help residential renters, writes Jacob Andrewartha.

The Bylong Valley Protection Alliance has formally been accepted as part of the court case battling to save a valley near Mudgee, New South Wales, from being destroyed by a huge open-cut coal mine, reports Jim McIlroy.

More than 300 people attended an online meeting on May 4 to discuss how to free detained refugees and defend the right to protest, reports Chris Slee.

Sheila Suttner will be remembered as an indefatigable worker who immersed herself in many struggles for justice, writes Michele Cohen.

Chris Slee reports on a meeting addressed by Priya, a Tamil refugee detained on Christmas Island.

Dr Deb Foskey, a decades-long fighter for the environment and long-time member of the Greens, died on May 1 after a 12-month struggle with cancer, writes Jim McIlroy.

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