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Activists joined in a global day of action against war in Iran, initiated in the United States by United National Antiwar Coalition. One hundred people took part in Sydney on January 25.

The protest took place on the eve of the mobilisations to mark the beginning of the colonial dispossession of First Nation’s peoples.

Elders from the Gweagal-Bidjigal community on the southern side of Sydney near Botany Bay have called for people to join a convergence protesting the Coalition government’s “celebrations” to mark 250 years since Australia was colonised.

Around 250 people rallied in Brisbane on January 24 around the slogan "Sack Scomo, Fund firies". This was the third such rally in three weeks, though smaller than the first two. The passionate march featured a large number of home made signs, a march through the Queen St mall and a sit down in Adelaide Street.

More photos on the Green Left Facebook page.

Mudoch University’s decision on January 13 to drop its lawsuit against Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk is a partial victory for him, academic freedoms and whistle blowing.

The residents’ battle to save the trees in the historic Gandolfo Gardens is far from over, despite the Herald Sun’s claim that it “has ended”.

Negotiations over a new enterprise agreement at stevedoring company DP World have turned bitter.

The discovery of a significant koala population in close proximity to the proposed Wallarah 2 coal mine on the New South Wales Central Coast has given renewed vigour to a 20-year long community campaign against the mine.

A protest against BlackRock in San Francisco on May 23.

Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s biggest fund manager BlackRock, made a pitch on January 14 for a “more sustainable and inclusive capitalism” because of the threat posed by global climate change. Fink’s company controls US$7 trillion in investments.

The “Sportsgate” scandal underscores the deep-seated corruption at the heart of Scott Morrison’s Coalition government. While it has rocked the country in recent weeks, the misuse of sports grants to wealthy, Liberal-linked sporting clubs took place months before the federal election last May.

A protest for climate action in Parramatta on January 14.

Rally co-organiser Katrina James told the 600-strong crowd: “It’s really heartening to see young people have turned out to really have their voices heard."

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