Refugees & migrants

The Cervi brothers. Image: Istituto Cervi

A pro-fascist government has returned to power in the Italian elections, for the first time since Benito Mussolini was deposed in 1943, reports Daniel Castelli.

“MITA is worse than jail. People are losing their minds,” Joey Tangaloa Taualii, a prisoner in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation told a Refugee Action Collective forum. Chris Slee reports.

Activists and refugees leading the movement for their rights came together at the first Rural Australians for Refugees national conference in four years. Jonathan Strauss reports.

Ulf Kristersson, Jimmie Åkesson

The Swedish Social Democrats lost government and the country will now be led by conservatives reliant on the right-wing, xenophobic Sweden Democrats for support, reports Kjell Östberg.

Green Left on Tik Tok

Readers can now connect with Green Left on the video-sharing platform TikTok. Isaac Nellist reports.

How to pressure federal Labor to drop its support for detention and boat turn-backs will be discussed at an upcoming refugee rights conference. Jonathan Strauss reports.

More than 2000 people rallied for permanent protection for refugees outside Parliament House. Luke Weyland reports.

There is a big gap between the headlines and the reality facing skilled migrants trying to find employment in their profession. Khaled Ghannam reports.

Pakistan flood

As Pakistan struggles to respond to catastrophic floods, calls are growing to demand the suspension of the country’s external debt repayments, reports Susan Price.

Ukraine

Vladyslav Starodubtsev, an activist with Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Sotsialnyi Rukh (Social Movement), discusses the state of the war and its impact on progressive forces.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is looking for a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to eliminate the Kurds in Rojava. Peter Boyle reports.

France Insoumise summer camp

Around 5000 people attended the radical left summer school of the France Insoumise (FI), held at the end of August at Valence in the South of France, reports John Mullen.

Zinar Bozkurt

A 26-year-old Kurdish refugee in Sweden is at risk of being deported to Turkey as a result of an agreement signed between Ankara, Stockholm and Helsinki for the Nordic expansion of NATO, reports Medya News.

Dangerous Rhythms

Bill Nevins reviews TJ English’s enthralling new book, Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld, the story of how jazz and organised crime evolved side-by-side in the United States.

The catastrophe in Afghanistan is an indictment of imperialism and the United States’ vengeful approach to its withdrawal a year ago, writes William Briggs.

Refugee supporters rallied at Sydney Town Hall on July 24 to call for justice and permanent protection for refugees. Isaac Nellist reports. 

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