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In the middle of a cost-of-living and housing crisis, it makes sense that a majority of young people think Australia should be more socialist, argues Isaac Nellist.

Megan Krakouer at Ecosocialism 2024

Megan Krakouer, Menang woman of the Noongar Nation, said the rate of incarceration of First Nations people is “out of control” and suicides are rising at an alarming rate. Pip Hinman reports. 

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The US state of Maryland made history when it legalised cannabis in a constitutional referendum on July 1, last year. The state took a further step on June 17, pardoning 175,000 cannabis convictions, reports Malik Miah.

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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books on unequal epidemics, biotech in Africa, capitalist greed, climate history, fracking and corporate crime.

NT citizens are hoping that the new ACT voluntary assisted dying law leads to them also gaining the democratic human right to compassionate end-of-life choices. Suzanne James reports.

A Labor bill, currently in parliament, looks like it wants to shift the cost of NDIS to the states and territories. Graham Matthews argues the debate over future NDIS funding is an argument among thieves.

Protesters gathered as part of an international day of action against the surge in military spending to demand Labor cut its military budget and cancel the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines. Jim McIlroy reports.

Palestinian-Australian doctor Noor Aljassim addressed a protest outside the Australian College of Anaesthetist’s annual conference where Zionist anaesthesiologist Professor Carolyn Weinger was given a platform. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung independent Senator Lidia Thorpe has joined growing calls from medical  experts for incarcerated people to receive equal access to healthcare. Josh Adams reports.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents eight recent books for people who want to change the world.

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In the United States, Arizona’s Supreme Court effectively banned all abortions, except to save a woman’s life, on April 10, after dusting off an 1864 law. But abortion rights activists are fighting back, reports Barry Sheppard.

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Coral Wynter reviews Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken, which looks at the industrialised chemicals and processed components that make up the ultra-processed food we buy in supermarkets.