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Top Gun Maverick 2022

The link between the entertainment industry and the military industrial complex has never been more evident than in the promotion of the latest offering in the Top Gun franchise, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Activists marched for LGBTIQ rights and to mark 44 years since the first Mardi Gras protest, reports Hamish Jonathan.

There is strong evidence that property developers had significant involvement in the lobby group pushing for the Metro plan. Andrew Chuter and Jim McIlroy report.

Hundreds of people rallied for LGBTIQ rights calling on the Labor government not to bring back a version of the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Rallies have been called in response to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Join a protest in your city in solidarity with those in the United States and to defend and extend abortion rights in Australia.

The war in Ukraine has made an already critical food crisis worse. Fingers point to grain supply shortages, but the problem is far deeper and linked to the economic system that turns food into a profitable commodity, writes William Briggs.

The Barangaroo project and casino is a story of corruption and secrecy, motivated by profit, and widespread opposition from community groups. Ben Radford reports.

Activists called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to “get on the phone” to the United States and British leaders to free Julian Assange. Jim McIlroy reports.

The energy crisis we didn’t need to have has put the question of a publicly-owned energy industry on the table again. Sue Bull argues that is the only way to keep good jobs and energy prices down. 

The landscape after the parliamentary election in Andalusia looks bleak. But, Dick Nichols argues, that hidden beneath the dark statistics, a seed of hope germinated.

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.

The NSW Coalition budget on June 21 locks in a wage cut for public sector workers, brings in a new land tax and further entrenches the privatisation of transport, reports Jim McIlroy.

New South Wales public and Catholic school teachers will stage a historic joint 24–hour strike on June 30 over pay, staff shortages and a mounting workload. Jim McIlroy reports.

At the recent Bonn climate talks, the rulers of rich nations act like arsonists who, after lighting the fire, prevent anyone calling the fire brigade, writes Alex Bainbridge.

The reason a significant number of members are leaving the Australian Education Union is because it failed to wage a strong campaign for workload relief and fair salaries, argues Mary Merkenich.

Opposition to the international swimming federation’s blanket ban on transgender and intersex women participating in elite swimming has been swift. Nova Sobieralski reports.

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