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The invasion of a Iraq was a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and the invaders’ justification was based on lies. Eighteen years on the calls for justice continue, writes Bevan Ramsden

Pip Hinman reports on the huge #March4Justice protests, organised in 10 days, showing how angry women are about sexual violence and the way it continues to be excused, dismissed and normalised.

Racism is not fundamentally about individual behaviour – although often that’s how people experience it. Lavanya Thavaraja argues that it is central to the institutions of Australian capitalism.

With the ongoing killing of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar/Burma, pressure is mounting on Australian companies to end their support for the country’s military, writes Allen Jennings.

False charges of have been dropped in a political trial against a Korean-Australian citizen, reports Jim McIlroy & Michael Hatrick

 

The Brazilian Supreme Court has annulled convictions against former president Lula da Silva, opening the way for him to run in the 2022 election, write Geisa Marques, Leandro Melito and Igor Carvalho.

As the NSW deputy coroner delivered its finding that Anaiwan-Dunghutti man Nathan Reynolds' death was by 'natural causes', another three First Nations people died in custody. Pip Hinman reports.

The weaponisation of our economy, police, politics and society is becoming normalised, argues Wage Peace.

David Brophy argues Clive Hamilton’s stance on China has led him to make common cause with the hard right. What we need instead is solidarity with victims of repression in China and opposition to racism at home.

Australia must cut all military and business ties with the Myanmar/Burma military coup regime, a Burmese community leader told Peter Boyle at a recent protest.

The Redfern Legal Centre is calling on the NSW Police to release its internal operating procedures on investigating an alleged sexual assault, writes Kerry Smith.

Pride in Protest in Sydney. Photo: Chloe de Silva

Pride In Protest organised a colourful and successful Mardi Gras march down Oxford Street, taking the event back to its protest roots, reports Rachel Evans and Oscar Bray.

In yet another example of democracy taking a hiding, Bathurst Council is trampling Aboriginal rights and heritage in its rush to set up a go kart track, writes Charles Boag.

Angela Lynch discusses the impact of the merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court on victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Weekly protests continue following Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s decree extending his mandate for another 12 months. The Assembly of Haitians in Montréal against the Occupation of Haiti released the following statement, co-authored by Renel Exentus and Ricardo Gustave.

Geoffrey Aung discussed the likely implications of the February 3 coup in Myanmar/Burma, the class composition of the resistance, and how we should understand these developments in relation to the longer trajectory of capitalist transition in the country.

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