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Despite the economic blockade, emergency food relief is reaching Cuba, thanks to international solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The Tokyo Olympics, which may become another COVID-19 super spreader, reveals the clout that corporate capitalism has over governments and politicians, argues Hans Baer.

A car-convoy protest of about 50 unionists, activists and community members protested in a safe way about the inadequate level of JobKeeper and the federal government’s disaster payment. Isaac Nellist reports.

The US feigns empathy with the Cuban people in their quest for food and other necessities, but its policies have been designed to cause hardship, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

US President Joe Biden is seeking to exploit the recent protests in Cuba to punish Cubans and destabilise the country, reports Barry Sheppard.

Two hundred frontline workers at Westmead Hospital had to take industrial action before management agreed to supply them with personal protective equipment. Jim McIlroy reports. 

The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.

As the breakout of the Delta variant continues to grip Sydney, Sam Wainwright argues that it is obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge efficiently or fairly.

The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People’s Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

A second pandemic is lurking in the shadows of COVID-19 — the pandemic of femicide and violence against women, writes Markela Panegyres.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic, argues Markela Panegyres.

Workers at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Marrickville who have been stood down without pay during the lockdown are organising for their rights. Isaac Nellist reports.

Save the NHS

Boris Johnson's government is intent on delivering the National Health Service to global private health providers and private health insurance conglomerates — unless it is stopped, writes Bob Gill.

Residents in Moreland City Council are fighting to save their pool from being downgraded or shut. Sue Bolton reports.

The fight to save Callan Park, the 61-hectare harbourside parkland often described as the “jewel of the inner west”, has taken a new twist. Rachel Evans reports.

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