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Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela addressed a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Melbourne on February 13, reports Chris Slee.

Three feeder columns of the annual Long March to free Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, which started in Geneva, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, are converging on Strasbourg, France, reports Peter Boyle.

Israel has been internationally condemned for its deliberate policy of depriving millions of Palestinians access to regular clean water. Yet, the NSW government is stepping up collaboration with Israel by signing an agreement on water management with the apartheid regime, writes Mark Govier.

The Gaza Surf Project aims to establish a surf life saving club in Gaza to teach lifesaving and run a Nippers program for young people. For many Palestinians, particularly children, the beach is the only playground they have left.

Q&A's deliberate decision to exclude any Palestinian point of view follows a long pattern of misrepresenting and ignoring Palestinian voices in the corporate media.

An Iraq solidarity protest in Brisbane on November 23.

Millions of Iraqis are protesting an economic system that is delivering a spike in unemployment, corruption but has failed to deliver basic services, such as electricity.

 

A vigil for West Papua outside the Indonesian consulate in Sydney.

There has been a recent upsurge in activism around West Papuan independence, including among Indonesians, despite intimidation and serious consequences for activists.

A Colombia solidarity protest in Sydney on November 24.

A National Strike called by trade unions on November 21 became one of the biggest mobilisations in Colombia's recent history as student, environmentalist, human rights and women's groups, among others, joined together to reject the neoliberal policies of President Ivan Duque's government.

A Chile solidarity protest in Sydney on October 27.

Chile has blatantly breached its international obligations to preserve human rights, and Australian business, politicians and the community must not condone those violations, says academics, journalists and activists. 

Sydney in solidarity with Colombia's National Strike on November 21.

Initially called by trade unions, the National Strike has grown to involve numerous sectors of Colombian society that oppose the nation's right-wing government headed by President Ivan Duque.

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