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The Australian’s government’s surprise September 16 announcement that Australia was in a new security alliance with the United States, Britain and Australia — AUKUS — formalises its war drive against China.

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The arrest and subsequent release of Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s exiled ex-president, has caused a political storm in the Spanish State, reports Dick Nichols.

If anyone thought that talking of a “new cold war” with China was overstating the case, writes Kate Hudson, the recently announced AUKUS military pact must make them think again.

Green Left speaks with Camille Barbagallo from the COP 26 Coalition in Britain.

Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.

The new military alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia is aimed at China, and raises the threat of war, writes Barry Sheppard.

International solidarity is needed to support the growing internal calls for democracy in Eswatini, reports Maxime Bowen.

Since the Taliban occupation, women have largely stay at home because they are scared of being beaten and humiliated by the Taliban for just being women, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

A slew of anti-Indigenous legislation, escalating violence and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the existence of Brazil’s original people, reports Nick Estes.

For the second year in a row, Colombia has been ranked the world’s most dangerous country for environmentalists by an international human rights group, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

A mother’s determination, combined with a campaign for racial justice, scored an important victory when three police officers and two paramedics were charged over the death of Elijah McClain, reports Malik Miah.

Frustration with Justin Trudeau's ruling neoliberal government and the bumbling fake populism of the conservatives have provided an opening for a progressive alternative in Canada, writes Jeff Shantz

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leader of the left-wing France Unbowed, has called for a return to independence and diplomacy based on global justice.

Yasmeen Afghan reports that after the Taliban announced only boys and male teachers should resume their studies and work, children began posting pictures holding placards with slogans against the unofficial ban on girls' education.

The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.

Opponents of the Xolobeni titanium mining project on South Africa's Wild Coast have frequently been victims of intimidation and assault, reports Hali Healy. Most incidents go unreported out of fear of retribution.

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