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Five Palestinians were killed during an Israeli assault targeting the Lions Den resistance group in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on October 25, reports Tamara Nassar.

If the climate was a bank

Ahead of COP27, governments are making a big deal of their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But even if all the pledges were kept, global warming would still reach catastrophic levels, argues Ben Radford.

Soccer stadium

The kicking of the first ball in Qatar will induce a collective sporting amnesia for which the Socceroos will be complicit, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Iran teachers strike

Iranian teachers staged a two-day strike on October 24, as anti-government sentiment continues to grow, reports Susan Price.

The United States public relations firm helping Egypt organise COP27 also works for major oil companies and has been accused of greenwashing on their behalf, report Ben Webster and Lucas Amin.

Raqqa

Following its liberation from Islamic State, Raqqa is rebuilding its damaged infrastructure, economy, health and education sectors, and constructing a pluralistic, grassroots democracy, reports ANF English.

This is a revolution

The streets rang out with chants of "Be our voice", "Woman, Life, Freedom" and "One solution: revolution" as thousands marched through Brisbane rain. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Sydney protest for Kurds

Shocking video footage was released on October 18, showing the painful death of two young Kurdish freedom fighters, who were among 17 people recently killed in a chemical weapons attack by Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Solidarity with Iran

Marcel Cartier spoke to Communist Party of Iran leaders Marzieh Nazeri and Abbas Mansouran about the uprising that has been sweeping Iran for more than a month.

Hundreds at a rally in Martin Place were urged to keep organising solidarity actions with the feminist uprising in Iran that have now run for a month following the death in custody of Kurdish woman Jina/Zina Mahsa Amini. Peter Boyle reports.

 

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For the first time since the Islamic revolution, Iranians are united and are targeting the central pillars of the Islamic republic, including the concentration of power and authority in the hands of the ruling clergy, reports *Suzan Azadi.

A member of the Taliban security forces threatens a protester in Kabul.

Susan Price spoke to a Hazara woman living in Kabul about the attack on Hazara school children, the protests and response by the Taliban.

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People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Foreign Affairs Commission co-spokesperson Hişyar Özsoy discusses Turkey’s growing international presence, domestic politics, and how the party is preparing for next June’s elections.

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The uprising in Iran sparked by the murder of Mahsa (Jina) Amini continues to spread across the country and international support for the Iranian people's resistance to the regime is growing, reports Kerry Smith.

Women Kabul

Following a blast in a predominantly Hazara majority area, which killed 43 and injured 82, women from the ethnic minority community demonstrated against the attacks, demanding the genocide end, reports Peoples Dispatch.

Iran solidarity protest in Sydney

The uprising in Iran following the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini by the "morality police" has been going for 13 days. Dr Kamran Matin discusses the situation.

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