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Paul Keating has rejected the Greens' criticism that Labor adopted neoliberalism. Alex Bainbridge argues that Labor's policies on superannuation and Medicare are examples of user-pays systems that privilege the well-off.

Abortion rights protest

Indiana has become the first state in the United States to pass extreme abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, reports Common Dreams.

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition is coordinating a nationwide media statement against AUKUS, writes Bevan Ramsden.

Campaigners

In an August 2 referendum, voters in Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from the state's constitution, reports Jake Johnson.

Trans rights campaigners say that the push to remove gender neutral language from a Medicare form sets a dangerous precedent for an already marginalised section of the population. Nova Sobieralski reports.

A bill introduced by Labor MPs to overturn the 25-year ban on the ACT and NT being able to legislate voluntary assisted dying passed through the House of Representatives. Suzanne James reports.

The overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States means that we have to be vigilant about extending reproductive rights in Australia. Adele Welsh takes a look at how abortion rights were won and what still needs to be done.

Panama protest

Tens of thousands of workers, students and members of social movements and Indigenous organisations have been mobilising across Panama to protest the high cost of living, reports People's Dispatch.

Tens of thousands of Panamanians have been mobilising across the country, protesting the high cost of living and demanding support from the national government to face the growing economic and social crisis, reports People's Dispatch.

Emergency department nurses at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals walked out of work to protest unsustainable work conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

Australia is not well prepared for the new COVID-19 wave because public health took a hit over the first two years of the pandemic. Alex Bainbridge canvasses measures that could keep us safe.

Boris Johnson caricature

Britain’s impressively dishonest and disorganised right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson is leaving office, and just about everybody is pleased to see the back of him, writes Derek Wall.

Pro Choice Cairns and March 4 Justice Cairns organised a well-attended rally and march for abortion rights. Angela Walker reports.

Abortion rights protest in Adelaide

The full implications of the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs Wade are just beginning to be understood, writes Barry Sheppard.

Thousands of people rallied and marched around Australia on July 1 and 2 in solidarity with the United States campaign to defend abortion rights. Kerry Smith reports.

Thousands rallied and marched on July 2 in solidarity with the United States campaign to defend abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the historic Roe v Wade ruling.

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