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Police moved on an activist who chained himself to the office of Labor MP Tanya Plibersek to urge her to speak out against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Peter Boyle reports.

Julian Assange imagined a future where digital technologies would be used for collective projects of humanisation and anti-imperialist resistance, writes Yanis Iqbal. He is being brutally punished by the United States for disrupting the drive for profits from surveillance and militarism.

 

John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström about the trial.

A showdown is looming in Australia between corporate media giants, with the federal government keen to appear as if it is taking a stand for media diversity. Jacob Andrewartha and Viv Miley explain.

Sam Wallman is a talented political comic artist with a strong worker and union focus in his work, writes Andrew Chuter

By any estimate, the size of the LGBTQI+ community, in a population such as ours, constitutes a tidy and expanding market: the ongoing struggle for equality won not just social and political, but financial liberty for a community that had, for so long, been pushed back into society's shadowy margins, writes James McVicar.

Birmingham, Plymouth, and Newcastle trades and labour councils have recently voted overwhelmingly to join the campaign to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, writes Kerry Smith.

If you walked past a Brisbane newsstand on the morning of February 27, you may have noticed it was a little bare. That’s because three activists were elbow-deep in cement-filled barrels the night before, blockading the exit of News Corp's Murarrie printing press, writes Cassidy Chapman.

What is the most positive action Australians could take to make the nation better? Dismantle Rupert Murdoch’s stranglehold on the media, argues Brad Pedersen.

Bombshell
Directed by Jay Roach
Staring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman & Margot Robbie
In cinemas now

Nominated for three Oscars, this powerful drama is based on the real-life sexual harassment scandal and the women who brought down Roger Ailes, the infamous head and creator of Fox News, laying the foundations for the Me Too and Time's Up movements that were to come.

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