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Porter Burks

The family of Porter Burks, a young Black man from Detroit, Michigan, who was shot dead by cops, is demanding justice, reports Malik Miah.

Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy organised a ceremony to mark the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the tragic sinking of SIEV-X 21 years ago. Niko Leka reports.

Cassius Turvey vigils across the country

National solidarity actions have been called by the family of Cassius Turvey, a young Noongar man who died after being set upon and beaten by youths with an iron bar. Kerry Smith reports.

Nala Mansell of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre said the police officers responsible for assaulting a young man in custody must be stood down. Kerry Smith reports.

The United Nations Sub-committee on the Prevention of Torture had only just begun its long-awaited visit to check on detainees in Australia when it suddenly cancelled the visit. Paul Gregoire reports on the obstruction it faced while attempting to carry out its mandate.

More than 500 people rallied to show their solidarity with the pro-democracy movement that has erupted in Iran. Alex Salmon reports.

Make no mistake, DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman Senator Lidia Thorpe is under attack because of her militancy, argues Sue Bolton.

Renowned Māori militant, Tame Iti, playing himself in the hard-hitting film Muru

Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.

Paris protest

An estimated 140,000 people marched in Paris, France, on October 16 to demand greater investment in climate action, higher wages and an emergency freeze on the prices of groceries, rent, and energy, reports Julia Conley.

Campaigns for First Nations justice, housing and international solidarity were discussed at the Festival of the Daring as part of Ecosocialism 2022. Kerry Smith reports.

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins' new series, The Australian Wars, is a powerful history of colonial wars of occupation against First Nations peoples, writes Andrew Chuter.

Josie Alec told Coral Wynter about the campaign to save ancient Murujuga rock art on the Burrup Peninsula from being destroyed by a fertiliser plant, which could instead operate from a nearby industrial area.

Abandoning and demonising our most vulnerable children must end. Western Australia can lead the way by reforming its child bail laws and ensuring children can remain with their families where possible, argues Gerry Georgatos.

The Hazara community is demanding that Labor speak out about the escalation of violence and protect Hazaras in accordance with its international obligations. Janet Parker reports.

Dave Riley

Dave Riley, long-time socialist, artist, satirist and chef, was an enthusiast about trying out new ventures to broaden the socialist project. Jim McIlroy reports on his life.

A new movement has developed in response to an attack on Hazara school children in Kabul on September 30 where more than 50 students, mostly girls, were killed and more than 80 others were wounded. Amir Haidari reports.

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