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B-21 Raider

The United States has unveiled its latest deadly weapon of aggression in the Indo-Pacific, reports Binoy Kampmark.

US gun laws

The United States Supreme Court struck down a state law in June that restricted the carrying of guns in public, reports Barry Sheppard. Since then, 38 states have legislated some form of "open carry" laws.

RWU

The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation blocking a national rail strike planned for December 9, reports Malik Miah.

ITUC 2022

Almost 1000 delegates representing more than two hundred workers’ organisations in more than 120 countries gathered in Melbourne for the International Trade Union Confederation's 5th World Congress, reports Ron Guy.

The idea of trusting the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund with “innovative approaches” to assist developing countries dealing with the effects of climate change is a recipe for disaster, writes Chris Lang.

West Papua Morning Star flag

While Jakarta is busy tearing West Papua apart, Papuans raised the banned Morning Star flag on December 1, to commemorate its independence — which was stolen in May 1963, writes Yamin Kagoya.

Image showing an island in Tuvalu, with matrix-style figures in background

In response to the existential threat of climate change, the Tuvaluan government has announced it will become the world’s first “digital nation”. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Campaigners hold sign saying "Let the people decide!"

The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for an independence referendum. Dick Nichols reports.

Anwar Ibrahim

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj from the Socialist Party of Malaysia discusses the recent election result and the challenges facing the new government.

Lula da Silva with Indigenous leaders at COP27. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert @LulaOficial/Twitter

Pablo Stefanoni, editor of the progressive Latin American magazine Nueva Sociedad discusses the situation in South America after the left’s victory in Brazil.

Peter Boyle spoke about the new wave of protests sparked by harsh anti-COVID-19 restrictions with Choo Chon Kai, who is working with the movement for democracy in China.

deep sea

Mining companies argue that deep-sea mining is necessary to achieve the global transition to renewables, reports Ben Radford, but this is a lie.

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj from the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) discusses the challenges for Malaysia’s newly formed "government of national unity", headed by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim from the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope).

Rojava

Turkey has struck more than 90 villages and towns in North East Syria since November 19, reports Susan Price. Meanwhile, international voices of condemnation are growing.

Women defend Rojava

Journalists, political parties and movements from Latin American and African countries condemned the invading Turkish state's attacks on North and East Syria (Rojava) and called for action, reports ANF English.

Parties from across the Asia-Pacific have issued the following joint statement in response to the attacks by Turkey and Iran on Kurdish communities.

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