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Black people in the United States felt a great sense of relief when a jury of eleven white people and one Black person voted to convict three white men on November 24 in Brunswick, Georgia, writes Malik Miah.

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The civil trial of the organisers of the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, where counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others seriously injured, resulted in a partial victory, writes Barry Sheppard.

Recent elections in the United States have exposed the limits of the Democratic Party establishment and the challenge facing the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Barry Sheppard.

Steve O’Brien, who is running for Lord Mayor of Newcastle and councillor in Ward 1, discusses his people before profit campaign.

Juneteenth (June 19) has finally become a national holiday in the United States. Malik Miah looks at its origins and what it represents in the struggle for Black liberation.

The attack on Critical Race Theory is the latest right-wing onslaught against "cultural Marxism" and its supposed hidden intention to destroy Western civilisation, writes Jonathan Lockhart.

Amanda Porter and Helen Corbett discuss the campaign to stop Black deaths in custody, and the significance of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd is a relief, but does not change the urgent need to end policing and the corrupt criminal justice system, argues Malik Miah.

For now, the Republican Party remains Trump’s party. A mass response is the only way to stop neo-fascist, ultra-nationalist forces, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Recognising that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol marks a new stage in US politics is crucial to building a movement to defend Black Lives Matter and the working class, writes Malik Miah.

Suzanne James writes that until systemic racial profiling ends, Black deaths in custody will continue and the 1991 royal commission's recommendations will not be implemented.

As long as Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results, the danger of a coup, legal or not, remains, writes Malik Miah.

People rallied in rain at the opening of a NSW parliamentary inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody, reports Peter Boyle.

More than 200 people took part in a protest against the Queensland Labor's decision to increase police funding by some $624 million.

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More than 200 peopled protested the Labor government's funding increase to police, reports Alex Bainbridge.

Should the left fall behind the Biden-Harris presidential ticket to stop Trump? And will voting out Trump end Trumpism? Malik Miah explores these questions and more.

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