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Nurses taking action at Westmead Hospital on September 1.

New South Wales Labor decided in May that it no longer supports its 2015 and 2019 policy for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Niko Leka reports.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance has renewed calls to decriminalise cannabis use, saying Victorian Labor must shift away from law enforcement and punishment. Kerry Smith reports.

Ulf Kristersson, Jimmie Åkesson

The Swedish Social Democrats lost government and the country will now be led by conservatives reliant on the right-wing, xenophobic Sweden Democrats for support, reports Kjell Östberg.

Pierre Poilievre Canada

Canadian politics took another step toward the far right with the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the federal Conservative Party on September 10, reports Jeff Shantz.

Cuba

Don Fitz explores the intertwined reasons behind why life expectancy in the United States dropped almost three years between 2019–21, while, in Cuba, it rose by 0.2 years.

Green Left on Tik Tok

Readers can now connect with Green Left on the video-sharing platform TikTok. Isaac Nellist reports.

William deBuys

Conservationist and author William (Bill) deBuys recently published The Trail to Kanjiroba, a memoir of two journeys through the mountainous Upper Dolpo region of Nepal. He discusses his work with Bill Nevins.

Yo Apruebo rally in Chile

Right-wing groups ran a campaign of disinformation to undermine support for the “Yes” vote in Chile's constitutional referendum, reports Ana Zorita.

A rank-and-file ticket is contesting executive and council positions in the WA branch of the Australian Nursing Federation in late October. Chris Jenkins, who is part of it, reports.

 

Enough is enough mural

Anti*Capitalist Resistance activist Phil Hearse discusses the debates on the British left over Ukraine and the rise of the Enough is Enough cost of living campaign.

Nurses strike

New South Wales nurses and midwives took strike action across the state for mandated safe nurse-to-patient ratios and better pay and conditions. Kerry Smith reports.

Senator Jordon Steele-John has accused Labor of failing to draw on the expertise of the lived experience of disability advocates and fears that mistakes will be repeated. Nova Sobieralski and Zoe Wing report.

The Medical Board of Australia is trying to censor remote general practitioner and emergency doctor David Berger for his views on how to manage the pandemic. Robert Austin Henry reports.

Twenty three Victorian councils have already, or are intending to, privatise their aged-care service since the federal government changed its funding model. Kerry Smith reports.

Socialist Alliance candidates running in the Victorian elections say that solutions exist for the cost-of-living pressures. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Women’s Abortion Action Campaign was launched in 1972. Christine Smith discusses its origins and approach, and the need to be vigilant about reproductive health.

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