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Stand with climate activists against police repression

We are in a climate emergency. We’ve seen a rapid increase in ‘natural’ disasters across the globe; floods, fires and mass extinctions. It is estimated that the climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050.  But in the eyes of the Australian government and its police cronies, the real crime is daring to resist […]

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“Ithika” review from the #FreeAssange Campaign

“Hello Miles, it’s good to see you again.” John Shipton is like all fathers. Almost like a gentle giant, his soft, mellow voice somehow penetrates through the bustle of the Union courtyard as the team of volunteers around us haul in tables, chairs, banners and merchandise for our stall while hundreds of students stream past. His relaxed, friendly greeting seems oddly disconnected from the organised chaos.

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Taringa eviction attempt thwarted

Today’s eviction defense in Taringa may have been organised at first instance by Michael Berkman, the Greens’ MP for Maiwar, and the Brisbane Renter’s Alliance, but it saw support from many local grassroots and left-wing groups. The Greens (notable mention to Jonno Sri for locking himself to the tenant’s front door), Socialist Alternative, Australia’s Communist […]

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Seven things the Albanese Government can do to address LGBTQIA+ equality

Though the dust has cleared on an Albanese Labor Government (a government which, on paper, should be better than Morrison’s), the fact remains that our federal parliament – as a whole – hasn’t had the best track record – over the last decade – when it comes to addressing LGBTQIA+ issues and the discrimination that […]

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The Issue With Meat

The animals we farm for food have highly complex social, mental and emotional lives. Pigs, for example, are about as social, intelligent and emotional as dogs and toddlers. Despite this, virtually all animals we eat are factory farmed. This entails selective breeding to increase output at the expense of welfare. Animals suffer various forms of extreme confinement, including immobilizing crates and cages for pigs and hens. They face unanesthetized mutilation of sensitive horns, sensitive beaks, tails, teeth and genitals.

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