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For the first time in three decades, the NSW school curriculum is undergoing a complete reform. Jason van Tol argues that it is important to note what is being omitted.

In a spectacular start to the Disrupt Land Forces, anti-militarism activists blocked two military vehicles from entering the Brisbane Convention Centre, reports Kerry Smith.

Labor councillors are trying to overturn an Inner West Council decision to conduct a referendum of residents on de-amalgamation at the next local government election. Pip Hinman reports.

A vigil was organised in Adelaide to show solidarity with the people of Colombia, reports Sam Wainwright.

The NSW Nationals’ narrow victory in the Upper Hunter byelection has saved the scandal-plagued government of Premier Gladys Berejiklian, writes Stephen O'Brien.

The elections for Chile’s Constitutional Convention show a huge public desire for true social-political transformation and, crucially, provide the means to achieve it, writes Victor Figueroa Clark.

Dynamic community leader and communist Norm Dixon passed away on May 11. Rachel Evans reflects on his life.

Markela Panegyres reports on evidence that the University of Sydney management has been engaged in surveillance of staff and students.

Residents in the inner west of Sydney will finally have their say on de-amalgamation now that the Inner West Council has voted for a referendum to be held. Pip Hinman reports.

Keeping older loved ones at home, like other countries do, is not that simple, especially when those who write aged-care policy place no value on humanity unless it turns a profit. Suzanne James reports.

Health workers are taking action about system failures after seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath died while waiting for care. Polly Watkins reports.

Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, which will draft Chile’s new constitution, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

Unions, peace and aid groups are condemning Israel's air strikes and calling on the Australian government to demand Israel cease fire. Isaac Nellist reports.

Free Palestine rally in Sydney

The insistence on Israel’s “right to exist” is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist “Jewish’’ state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens, argues Sam Wainwright.

Journalists, media workers, writers and commentators have released a statement calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding “both siderism”.

We should protect whistleblowers, not punish them, protesters said as they rallied in defence of Bernard Collaery and Witness K. Jim McIlroy reports.

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