Two young Cubans, currently touring Australia with the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, are speaking at a public meeting on Cuba’s challenges and latest achievements. Allen Jennings reports.
Vaccines and vaccination
Ian Ellis Jones reviews Don Fitz's recent book about Cuba's revolutionary heath care system.
About 10,000 anti-vaccination protesters from around the country converged on Parliament House on February 12. Kerry Smith reports.
Time of Pandemics didn’t start out as a film about COVID-19, but only months into the project, the global pandemic began, writes Susan Price.
There was no altruism in the speed in which pharmaceutical companies developed successful vaccines. The very future of capitalism relied on science’s ability to keep the wheels turning, argues William Briggs.
Pat O'Shane argues the Morrison government's mishandling of the pandemic has given rise to a collapse of equity and justice.
The COVID-19 catastrophe presents a challenge of planetary proportions. You would expect it would elicit a response drawing on all our skills, compassion and collective resources. But Andrew Smart argues we are seeing the opposite.
We are now seeing blowback from global vaccine apartheid in the form of a new COVID-19 variant, writes Peter Boyle, but once again, the world’s richest countries are responding by shutting their doors to poorer nations.
A Stop the Far Right protest was held in response to the growing presence of far-right protesters on the streets of Melbourne in recent weeks. Conor Bond reports.
There are valid concerns about pandemic lockdowns. But, as Zane Alcorn argues, so-called 'freedom' protestors have never marched for other's rights nor been concerned about keeping people safe from COVID-19.
A counter rally against the far right anti-vax demonstration was organised on November 20. Photos by Alex Bainbridge.
The rise in number of people attending right-wing “freedom” protests in Melbourne since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions is a concern, writes Jacob Andrewartha.
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