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Protest in Sudan

It is time to dismantle Sudan's Janjaweed militias and freeze their assets, to ensure a transition to civilian and democratic government, argues Tigani Saad.

Following Xiomara Castro’s victory in the Honduran elections, Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, Coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), spoke to Peoples Dispatch about what this means for people’s movements in the country.

Delegates from the Progressive International Observatory witnessed the election of Xiomara Castro in Honduras on November 28.

Protesters rallied in Sydney against the federal government’s religious discrimination bill. Rachel Evans reports. 

Juliet Lamont outside Bowen Bowen Magistrates Court on December 2. Photo: Frontline Action On Coal

A new report by Greenpeace, Global Warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia, has identified an alarming escalation in repression against climate activists. Fred Fuentes reports.

Under the cover of applying “one vote, one value” to elections for the Legislative Council, last month WA Labor also pushed through legislation that disadvantages smaller political parties, writes Sam Wainwright.

Controversy has surrounded Victoria's Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. Leo Crnogorcevic breaks down the bill and how should progressives respond to it.

Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.

Without sufficient regulations, independent oversight or practical compliance measures to protect people’s rights and safety, the elderly and disabled are in danger of being injured or forced out of overcrowded, outsourced council-owned facilities. Bernadette Smith reports.

The campaign to demerge councils is about shifting power back to residents and away from developers, the biggest beneficiaries of the forced amalgamations argues Pip Hinman.

Members of the “dynasty triad”, from left: Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Three of the country’s most powerful political dynasties – the Marcoses, Arroyos and Dutertes – have entered into an unholy alliance with the hope of consolidating power in 2022 and beyond, writes Sonny Melencio.

NSW parliament

In a major victory for democracy, Suzanne James reports that the NSW lower house has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after decades of public debate and community protest.

Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shaped by the basic realities of contemporary capitalism and neoliberalism, argues Dave Holmes.

Sergio Herbert

Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months’ jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia’s mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Not everyone at the “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests are and so are the organisers. Their growth should be a serious cause of concern for the left, argue Jacob Andrewartha and Sue Bolton

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was due to go to a lower house vote. But a small group of MPs have proposed a host of last-minute amendments to delay its passage, reports Suzanne James.

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