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Jenin massacre Jan 27 2023

While Israeli soldiers stormed Jenin and killed 10 Palestinians, members of Israeli registered professional cycling teams were training on roads in and around Geelong, writes Lisa Gleeson.

How can we prevail on Labor to admit that realpolitik is obscene as a frame for its Israel relations? How can we force it to see the Israeli colonising project as unacceptable in today’s world, asks Ken Blackman?

Sydney's Kurdish community held a peaceful outside the French Consulate to call for justice for Kurdish activists assassinated in Paris by the Turkish state. Ismet Tashtan and Peter Boyle report.

Kurdish protest in Paris January 2023 cr Sarah Glynn

A large march took place in Paris, on January 7, to demand justice for three Kurdish female activists assassinated by a Turkish gunman in that city 10 years ago. Sarah Glynn participated in the march.

Omali Yeshitela APSP

African People’s Socialist Party chairperson Omali Yeshitela discusses the FBI raid on his home and the continuing US government war on the movement for Black liberation and reparations.

An emergency rally at Sydney Town Hall Square called for the immediate end to the cruel and illegal isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Video by Peter Boyle.

A new defence cooperation agreement between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia is causing concern to West Papuans and raising question that need answers, writes Yamin Kagoya.

Community members gathered to raise the West Papuan flag in the lobby of weapons company Thales’ Brisbane office. Kerry Smith reports.

Stop the war on Ukraine

Negotiations to end Russia's war in Ukraine must be aimed at achieving a lasting and just peace. Federico Fuentes reports.

West Papua Morning Star flag

While Jakarta is busy tearing West Papua apart, Papuans raised the banned Morning Star flag on December 1, to commemorate its independence — which was stolen in May 1963, writes Yamin Kagoya.

Campaigners hold sign saying "Let the people decide!"

The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for an independence referendum. Dick Nichols reports.

Firat News Agency reports that after Turkey carried out intense air strikes on North and East Syria and Northern Iraq in the early hours of November 20, protests took place in several different European cities.

Peter Boyle reports that Sydney's Kurdish community and their supporters held a snap protest against Turkish air attacks against towns and villages in north-east Syria and northern Iraq/South Kurdistan.

The Iranian community is still standing strong in solidarity several months on from the Iran protests sparked by the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini in Iran. Petrina Harley reports.

Turkish airstrikes November 20

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) released the following statement condemning Turkey's air strikes on cities in North and East Syria and Northern Iraq, which began on November 20.

West Papuan activist George Dimara and Indonesian Human Rights lawyer and West Papua solidarity activist Veronica Koman spoke as part of Ecosocialism 2022.

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