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India's new criminal laws give the state more power to curtail rights and freedoms, reports Isaac Nellist.

Daria Kozyreva, Boris Kagarlitsky, Bohdan Ziza

Russian president Vladimir Putin's regime is using anti-terror laws to step up its repression at home and in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, reports Federico Fuentes.

protester holding a sign saying 'Germany stop supporting Israel's war crimes'

While Germany cracks down on free speech and debate over Israel's genocidal war in Palestine in the name of 'protecting Jews and fighting antisemitism', its military industrial complex is making mega profits from the sales of weapons to Israel, writes Mary Merkenich.

Boris Kagarlitsky behind bars

Former radical left British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn drew attention to the case of jailed socialist dissident Boris Kagarlitsky and other Russian anti-war political prisoners when he addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on April 17, reports Federico Fuentes.

Alex Bainbridge speaks to Sam Wainwright about the Zionist campaign against Leila Khaled being allowed to speak in Australia.

Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled responds to those who would ban her from Australia in an interview with Peter Boyle.

Socialist Alliance Sydney is calling on the NSW government to guarantee the right to protest for the Free Palestine rally on October 15.

Palestinian writers Susan Abulhawa and Mohammed El-Kurd have been subjected to a storm of false defamation at the Adelaide Writers’ Festival in South Australia. Gideon Polya reports.

Human rights activist Stephen Langford has finally been acquitted of “malicious damage” for pasting of the words of Governor Lachlan Macquarie on his statue in Hyde Park. Jim McIlroy reports.

Jonathan Sri at a protest defending the right to protest in 2019.

Brisbane City Council has charged Greens councillor Jonathan Sri in connection with a protest in the Queen Street Mall in September 2020. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Australian parliamentarians can and do use their position to protect their thin skins. It is welcome news that Shane Bazzi won an appeal overturning a ruling that he defamed Peter Dutton. Binoy Kampmark reports.

For parties that supposedly stand for free speech, Coalition MPs are increasingly using defamation hearings to silence their critics. Alex Bainbridge looks at the right's culture war.