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Cuban banks and other financial institutions will cease accepting US dollars on June 21, reports Ian Ellis-Jones, due to the tightening of restrictions on United States and foreign banks.

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

Wind is now one of the cheapest energy solutions, but the federal resources minister has vetoed help for a new wind farm in Far North Queensland. John Pratt reports.

Rachel Evans reports that a Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre rally opposing violence against women brought together hundreds of members of the sex and gender diverse community.

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.

The Greens' proposal for wealth tax is a good start, but only a mass union and community campaign will be able to force the billionaire class to pay up, argues Peter Boyle.

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.

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.

The campaign to save historic Willow Grove in Parramatta from being torn down to make way for the new museum is ramping up, writes Susan Price.

Filipino-Australian community groups have launched a petition to demand the Australian government stop military aid to the Philippine, reports Patricia Arcilla.

The corporate media is giving the federal government’s latest budget a big thumbs up, despite its brazen hand-outs for billionaires and big corporations, writes Alex Bainbridge.

More than 100 people gathered to demand an end to sexism and for justice for survivors, reports Jim McIlroy.

More than 100 people took part in a “Tour de Carmichael”, a 105-kilometre cycle for Country through sacred Wangan and Jagalingou land to Adani’s coal mine site, reports Kerry Smith

In response to days of national strikes and mobilisations across Colombia, security forces have unleashed unprecedented repression against peaceful protesters, reports People’s Dispatch.

After eliminating almost all its generous pandemic spending measures, the federal government has indicated it will soft-peddle on further cuts in the May 11 budget. Neville Spencer reports.

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