Healthcare

A Labor bill, currently in parliament, looks like it wants to shift the cost of NDIS to the states and territories. Graham Matthews argues the debate over future NDIS funding is an argument among thieves.

Protesters gathered as part of an international day of action against the surge in military spending to demand Labor cut its military budget and cancel the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines. Jim McIlroy reports.

Palestinian-Australian doctor Noor Aljassim addressed a protest outside the Australian College of Anaesthetist’s annual conference where Zionist anaesthesiologist Professor Carolyn Weinger was given a platform. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung independent Senator Lidia Thorpe has joined growing calls from medical  experts for incarcerated people to receive equal access to healthcare. Josh Adams reports.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents eight recent books for people who want to change the world.

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In the United States, Arizona’s Supreme Court effectively banned all abortions, except to save a woman’s life, on April 10, after dusting off an 1864 law. But abortion rights activists are fighting back, reports Barry Sheppard.

book cover, loaf of processed bread

Coral Wynter reviews Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken, which looks at the industrialised chemicals and processed components that make up the ultra-processed food we buy in supermarkets.

Book covers

Four years on from the outbreak of COVID-19, Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces new reads for reds and greens, including four important new books on capitalism and the pandemic.

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In Argentina, hundreds of thousands of women, LGBTI+ community members and their allies took to the streets of Buenos Aires on March 8, filling the streets in protest against far-right president Javier Milei's reactionary agenda, reports Peoples Dispatch.

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Andreína Chávez Alava writes that while it is not possible to fully grasp the damage caused by United States sanctions against the Venezuelan people, all the evidence points to one simple truth: sanctions kill and will continue to do so.

Ammar Ali Jan speaking

Federico Fuentes spoke to Pakistani socialist Ammar Ali Jan of the Haqooq-e-Khalq Party (People’s Rights Party) about the volatile situation facing the country after the recent elections. Ammar will speak at Ecosocialism 2024, in Boorloo/Perth, June 28–30.

Dying With Dignity Victoria is pushing for changes to Victoria’s ground breaking voluntary assisted dying legislation. Suzanne James reports.