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2018 abortion rights protest in Argentina. Photo: Lara Va/Wikimedia Commons CC: SA 4.0

While Argentina just legalised abortion rights, it is prohibited or limited in most of Latin America, writes Tamara Pearson. For those forced to continue a pregnancy deprives them of agency, autonomy and well being.

John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.

About 330,000 people will be pushed into poverty when the coronavirus supplement is cut again on January 1, writes Peter Boyle.

In response to the Rodrigo Duterte government's mishandling of the typhoon disaster response, left-wing coalition Laban ng Masa released this statement.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.

Jim McIlroy writes the federal government is moving to extend the stigmatising cashless debit card, handing responsibility for vulnerable sectors to a private company.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s personality is undoubtedly a factor in her appeal. But, politically, Ardern represents a form of centrist politics that has failed to address the challenges of our time, argues Ani White.

Child protection workers and foster carers are organising for more resources because the system is dangerously overstretched, reports Janet Parker.

Much of the praise for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is justified, writes Bronwen Beechey. However, New Zealand's existing inequalities remain, and have potentially deepened during the pandemic.

A series of coordinated protests across South Africa took place on August 1, writes Angela Chukunzira, raising a range of demands including for a universal basic income, universal health care and mass testing to fight COVID-19.

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