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Protesters commemorate Nakba in Melbourne

Respected Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was remembered at free Palestine rallies to commemorate the Nakba in Sydney and Melbourne. Kerry Smith reports.

Justice for Palestine Meanjin has vowed to defy police restrictions on the right to march at next year's rally, reports Alex Bainbridge.

On the march

Palestine solidarity activists commemorated the Nakba in Brisbane. Photos by Alex Bainbridge.

The scandal of electronic eavesdropping on 65 leaders of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish state intelligence shows signs of becoming a long-running soap opera. Dick Nichols reports.

Kurdish and Arabic words

A teacher in Turkey’s southern province of Mersin, was issued a fine for communicating in Kurdish and Arabic with his students, reports Medya News.

Kurdish letters w, x and q

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the refusal by a public office to register a baby with the name “Ciwan” — which contains the Kurdish letter “W” — was constitutional, reports Medya News.

Catalangate

A New Yorker investigation has exposed that between 2018‒20, at least 65 leading figures in the Catalan government and independence movement had their mobile phones bugged, reports Dick Nichols.

Al Aqsa mosque under attack

Maureen Clare Murphy reports that Israeli occupation forces attacked Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, wounding more than 150 Palestinians, while it was filled with Ramadan worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar.

Maixabel film

The Basque liberation movement, ETA, waged war on the Spanish state for about 60 years. Maixabel is obligatory viewing to understanding the emotional and spiritual impact of armed struggle, writes Barry Healy.

Palestine flag

A US$1.2 billion contract between Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Israeli government provides cloud services for the Israeli apartheid state to spy on Palestinians, reports Ramzy Baroud.

Mural of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna

The murder of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna sparked huge demonstrations on the island and renewed calls for self-determination, reports Dick Nichols.

Protest in Zaragoza for Western Sahara cr Iker G Izagirre/Arainfo

The Spanish state has announced it will accept the incorporation of Wester Sahara into the Moroccan state as an “autonomous province”, betraying the right to self-determination of the Sahawari people, reports Dick Nichols.

Protest in Jayapura

Indonesian security forces killed two demonstrators and wounded several more when they fired into a crowd of peaceful protesters in West Papua on March 15, reports Susan Price.

Catalan Parliament applauds Ukrainian representative

In the context of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, supporters of Spanish unionism are taking every opportunity to attack independentist figures, reports Dick Nichols.

William Briggs argues that as Russia and China are being threatened with offensive weapons, they might reasonably argue they are responding to bullying.

Protest outside the court. Photo: ANF English

A landmark appeal against a 2019 ban imposed on a leading Kurdish publisher and music distributor failed in the German Federal Administrative Court on January 26, reports Kerry Smith.

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