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Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

Aged people are being discriminated against in homes with inadequate staff-to-patient ratios, reports Jack Williams.

Cuban health workers

Ian Ellis Jones reviews Don Fitz's recent book about Cuba's revolutionary heath care system.

Abortion rights are LGBTIQ rights

The Republican Party is spearheading a reactionary drive against the hard-won gains of the women's liberation and LGBTI rights movements, reports Barry Sheppard.

Dying With Dignity NSW and Go Gentle Australia and supporters of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill have pressed the case outside the NSW parliament. Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter report.

Thousands of NSW nurses and midwives struck for 24 hours on March 31 as part of their ongoing campaign for safe nurse-patient ratios in public hospitals, report Jim McIlroy and Niko Leka.

Aged care industry workers rallied in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland in support of better pay and conditions and for improved staffing in the sector. Barry Healy reports.

The Coalition and Labor are framing the budget with talk of the need for “budget repair”. John Quiggin says this is “a euphemism for cuts or austerity” and that alternative measures are needed.

NSW Senate candidate Paula Sanchez told Green Left she is proud to receive support from the Latin American community, but has no illusions in how hard it will be to be elected and make the radical changes required.

The pandemic has provided cover for a direct assault on exhausted and demoralised health professionals in Britain, writes Bob Gill.

Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel give committed performances in Peaceful (De son vivant)

How does a person who feels they have failed in life face up to impending death? Peaceful delves into that question, with authenticity and outstanding performances, writes Barry Healy.

Sri Lankan health workers protest

A district court in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo ordered the government nurses union to suspend strike action on February 9 after more than three months of strikes, reports Chris Slee

Cuba COVID-19 vaccine

Cuba was the first country in the world to begin the mass vaccination of children as young as two years old against COVID-19, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf February

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading matter for reds and greens.

'Freedom Convoy' Canada

In response to the so-called "Freedom Convoys", Canada’s Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act, but Jeff Shantz argues this move should be viewed as a danger to community organisers and the left.

Ottawa convoy counter-protester

Jeff Shantz describes the community counter-protests that have risen up to challenge the far-right-led "Freedom Convoys" this month.

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