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More than a dozen people blocked the entrance to the Nioa munitions company on June 16 ahead of a national day of action with Northern Territory First Nations communities. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane’s campaign for the seat of Leichhardt for Socialist Alliance in Far North Queensland was launched on February 13. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Scenes from the Invasion Day rally in Meanjin/Brisbane

A nation that refuses to confront the truth that modern Australia was built on violent dispossession and genocide is incapable of addressing the legacies of invasion, argues Janet Parker.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

First Nations children are still being stolen from their family, culture and Country — and at an increasing rate. Markela Panegyres reports on a NSW Greens' bill that is seeking to make this colonial practice illegal.

Protest for JC

Protesters in Boorloo (Perth) demanded justice for slain Yamaji woman JC, reports Alex Salmon.

A Victorian coroner has found that a high-speed police pursuit resulting in the death of First Nations man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas in 2017 was unjustified. Chris Slee reports.

Eight Torres Strait Islander elders are taking the federal government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee over its inaction on climate change. Coral Wynter reports. 

Government neglect is to blame for the COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affecting First Nations communities in regional New South Wales. Rachel Evans, Paul Oboohov, Coral Wynter report.

The federal government has failed to consult Ngemba elders about a new development at the Ngemba Fish Traps in Brewarrina. Rachel Evans and Gill Boehringer report.

Ian Ellis-Jones reports on how the link between Cuba’s world famous adult literacy campaign and First Nations literacy campaigns in Australia were revealed during a screening of the documentary Maestra in Sydney.

Solidarity between the Palestinian and First Nations' struggles was highlighted in Sydney, reports Isaac Nellist.

For the first time in three decades, the NSW school curriculum is undergoing a complete reform. Jason van Tol argues that it is important to note what is being omitted.

Murrumbidgee River. Photo: Tracey Carpenter

The ongoing injustices and dispossession of First Nations peoples can be seen in the devastating impact of stolen water rights. But, writes Tracey Carpenter, some changes have been won in Victoria.

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

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