Anti-terror laws

Foreign fighter laws aim to prevent Australians fighting alongside Hamas and Hezbollah, but Australians can and have joined the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza. Paul Gregoire reports.

Filipino community groups organised a moving commemoration, “Never Again, Never Forget, Never Again To Martial Law”  to mark resistance to ongoing martial law. Tracy Cabrera reports.

Socialist Alliance adds it voice to the growing international chorus demanding the immediate release of Russian socialist Boris Kagarlitsky and the dropping of the trumped-up charge of “justifying terrorism”. 

The campaign to soften Peter Dutton's image has little hope against his record in government of building the new surveillance state. Ugur Nedim reports.

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In these paranoid times, it is somewhat sobering to acknowledge that the mass monitoring of the population is an offspring of the turn of the century, writes Paul Gregoire.

Civil Liberties Australia said new powers to allow intelligence agents to manipulate and omit data will likely lead to the manufacturing of evidence. Paul Gregoire reports.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has closed down federal parliament, ostensibly for health reasons, and placed corporate CEOs at the helm of his new National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Paul Gregoire takes aim at this blatant power grab.

Twenty-nine people were arrested in Islamabad on January 28 while peacefully protesting the arrest and imprisonment of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), writes Susan Price.

Ali Wazeer and Mohsin Dawar, members of the Pakistan National Assembly, were arrested in May on trumped up terrorism charges. An international solidarity campaign is calling for their release.

With the re-election of the Coalition government, conservatives have become emboldened to intensify their agenda of transferring even more wealth and power to the already dominant at the expense of the rest of us, writes Nick Fredman.

About 100 people protested against Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on News Corp and ABC journalists, outside the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices on June 15.

The rally, called by NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, heard from former ABC and SBS journalist and multiple Walkley Award winner Mark Davis, Stop the War Coalition founding member Pip Hinman, National Union of Students Ethno-Cultural Officer Hersha Kadkol, investigative journalist Michael West and independent journalist Paul Gregoire.

The recent intimidatory police raids on the ABC and a journalist’s home for publicising matters of community concern are a wake-up call that press freedoms can no longer be taken for granted, writes Bevan Ramsden.