COVID-19

The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

Veteran socialist councillor Sue Bolton has been pre-selected to run for the Socialist Alliance in the federal seat of Wills, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

A second pandemic is lurking in the shadows of COVID-19 — the pandemic of femicide and violence against women, writes Markela Panegyres.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic, argues Markela Panegyres.

Save the NHS

Boris Johnson's government is intent on delivering the National Health Service to global private health providers and private health insurance conglomerates — unless it is stopped, writes Bob Gill.

Support for the unemployed and underemployed workers is a critical part of any good health response to the pandemic, writes Isaac Nellist.

Despite rain, about 750,000 protesters took to the streets of Brazil to demand “vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro”, write Brasil de Fato.

Activists joined a global week of action urging the United States to lift its blockade on Cuba, reports Rachel Evans.

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

As Victoria heads into its fourth lockdown, healthcare workers are concerned that public health services are at breaking point. Sarah Hathway reports.

Despite dumping on his former boss Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings has played his own role in the hollowing out Britain's democracy, writes Simon Hannah.

More than 420,000 people across 213 Brazilian cities participated in the protests against President Jair Bolsonaro on May 29, reports People's Dispatch.

India's response to COVID-19's second wave must prioritise the needs of the most marginalised, says Sion Kongari.

The media needs to stop misreporting COVID-19 numbers and minimising the hardships in those countries facing the worst of the global pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson.

Meraj Khan and David Shoebridge discuss vaccine nationalism and the ban on travel from India into Australia.

As the daily death toll in India from COVID-19 reaches 3700 people, the headlines describing the situation there as an “apocalypse” are not wrong, writes Divya Garg.

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