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A tweet by Victoria’s deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Annaliese van Diemen on the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia, which provoked a furious response from right-wing culture warriors, has led to a greater awareness of the legacy of colonialism, writes Chloe DS

Black men and women are murdered by cops and white thugs, and nothing happens. The criminal “justice” system legally backs the crimes of cops and racists as “justifiable”. It happens so often that African Americans initially just shrug and hold back outrage, writes Malik Miah. Then anger explodes when the truth is revealed.

Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign. The sign read: "COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees".

Kamala Emanuel harassed by police for holding a sign

Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign which read: 'COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees'. Here is her account of the events.

The Palestinian response to COVID-19 has been very successful but, as Mark Govier writes, they still need help.

Police harass activists expressing solidarity with refugees

Dozens of police officers were waiting to break up picnics planned by concerned locals outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments on May 8, writes Kerry Smith.

Refugees deserve a safe home

Dozens of refugees detained at a hotel in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, staged a protest on their balconies on April 24 to highlight the risk of catching COVID-19 while detained, reports Kamala Emanuel.

There is a growing spate of racist attacks on people of Asian appearance. Peter Boyle spoke to community leaders about how they are starting to fight back.

Emma Murphy reports the family of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, who died in custody, have mixed feelings about the coroner's findings. They say the struggle for justice must continue.

Structural inequality and racism means African Americans are dying at a much higher rate than whites in the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Malik Miah.

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