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Ed Aspinall reports the huge protests across Indonesia against the omnibus law, which have been violently dispersed by police, have resulted in more than 1000 arrests in Jakarta and surrounds alone.

Susan Price writes that despite widespread opposition, the NSW government is pushing ahead with its controversial Powerhouse Museum proposal next to the Parramatta River. 

Charges against 12 Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in the Spring Rebellion last year have been dismissed, reports Duncan Roden.

Australian barrister Greg Barns explains to Green Left why the Australian government must step in and assist Julian Assange. 

Green Left speaks to Kanyanatt Kalfagiannis, a Thai democracy activist currently studying in Australia, about the growing pro-democracy movement in Thailand.

The fact President Donald Trump was found to have COVID-19 and became sick enough that he was sent to a Navy hospital has put the pandemic back on the centre stage of the presidential campaign, writes Barry Sheppard.

The federal government has introduced a new bill which, if passed, would help normalise the use of defence forces in a civilian context, write Bevan Ramsden and Pip Hinman.

Rachel Evans reports authorities’ hypocritical application of the law is being challenged as they continue to use emergency health provisions to shut down protests.

Mark Latham's bill aimed at erasing the lives of young gender diverse people could also be a stalking horse for other discriminatory bills, writes Paul Gregoire.

John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström about the trial.

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