Anti-racism

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Thousands joined the march for land rights and justice for First Nations people as part of the annual NAIDOC rally in Naarm/Melbourne. Chloe DS reports. 

Australia is complicit in genocide

Protesters marked 40 weeks of consecutive protests demanding Labor end its support for Israel’s genocidal assault as the Lancet concludes that close to 200,000 Gazans have been killed.

Green Left’s Alex Bainbridge spoke to Independent Senator and DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara Lidia Thorpe about Labor’s promises and record on addressing First Nations’ injustices.

Green Left News podcast Ep 44, July 12, 2024

Isaac Nellist and Riley Breen discuss Fatima Payman's decision to resign from Labor over its support for Israel's genocide in Gaza, the recent elections in Britain and France and speak to artist, academic and National Tertiary Education Union member Markela Panegyres about the University of Sydney's draconian Campus Access Policy. 

Students at the University of Melbourne say they are being punished because they forced the academic institution to disclose its ties to Israeli genocide. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

About 100 people joined a rally outside the United States Consulate to protest the country’s role in generating war and devastation across the globe. Kerry Smith reports.

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. 

cannabis pipe

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.

Mohamed Mayara, a visiting Western Sahara journalist and trade unionist, told a public forum that the Moroccan regime was imposing a “systematic policy of repression”. Jim McIlroy reports.

Fremantle welcomes refugees

Grandmothers for Refugees held their 200th weekly vigil. Alex Salmon reports.

anti-fascist rally in Paris

Green Left’s Susan Price spoke with John Mullen, an anticapitalist activist living in Paris and a supporter of the left-wing France Insoumise, following the far-right's gains in the recent European elections and French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to call a snap election.

book cover, background drawing of massacre by Native Police

Peter Boyle reviews David Marr's Killing for Country: A Family History, a chronicle of his forebears who were deployed from 1849 to the 1920s to carry out systematic massacres of First Nations peoples in the frontier wars in Queensland and the Northern Territory.