Thales

Palestinian, Lebanese and Jewish students and staff organised a powerful rally at the Western Sydney University calling for an end to Israel’s genocide in Palestine. But management threatened to call police.

Nick Riemer and Markela Panegyres argue that universities should insist on science and knowledge serving the cause of peace and human progress, and not fuel the arms race.

A delegation of peace builders who wanted to question Thales’ links to Israel’s genocide in Palestine was denied entry to the weapons manufacturer’s office. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Paradise Bombed

International scrutiny of Indonesia's brutal occupation of West Papua was given a boost with the release of the documentary Paradise Bombed, which details Indonesia’s military occupation of West Papua and its 2021 bombing of Kiwirok and surrounding remote mountain villages, reports Leo Earle.

About 25 protesters stopped work at a bullet factory in Benalla, in Victoria, and called for the police to be disarmed. Kerry Smith reports.