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The Indigenous Social Justice Association says a pattern has emerged in successive First Nations coronial inquests, whereby authorities are excused of any wrongdoings, despite the court’s supposedly neutral stance, writes Paul Gregoire.

Anti-racism protesters want the colonialist Encounters 2020/21 project to be ditched, reports Jim McIlroy.

Solidarity actions by Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups in support of Wet'suwet'en land rights and against the construction of an illegal gas pipeline could be a turning point for Indigenous rights in Canada and the global climate movement, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

Demonstrations in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders fighting against a proposed fracked gas pipeline continue across Canada, writes Jessica Corbett.

While thousands of people rallied in cities across Australia on Invasion Day, activists in London, Berlin and Athens held protests in solidarity.

Large numbers of people joined Invasion Day protests across Australia on January 26, making them the largest in recent years. Activists estimate that as many as 200,000 people marched in Melbourne, while more than 10,000 joined protests in Sydney and Brisbane, and thousands more protested in other cities and towns.

Invasion Day mobilisations have called for January 26 Australia Day celebrations marking the start of British colonisation to be abolished. In response, several local councils have begun holding alternative events on other dates.

Elders from the Gweagal-Bidjigal community on the southern side of Sydney near Botany Bay have called for people to join a convergence protesting the Coalition government’s “celebrations” to mark 250 years since Australia was colonised.

Disgracefully, Victorian authorities took more than a week to confirm the death in custody of another Yorta Yorta woman on January 2. Veronica Nelson was being held at a maximum-security prison in Melbourne for a minor crime when she died.

Uncle Wayne Wharton told Green Left that the federal Coalition government are hypocrites for spending millions of dollars marking James Cook’s 1770 landing on the east coast. He said First Nations communities are “totally insulted” by the millions of dollars being spent on the celebrations.

A list of Invasion Day protests and events happening across Australia on January 26.

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