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We need a just climate transition

ClimateMeghan StreetIssue 1246AustraliaNovember 22, 2019The climate movement has to take up the issues of refugees, war and global inequality to ensure a just climate for all. The climate crisis is generating instability and a scarcity of resources via rising sea levels and more intense and extreme weather events, such as floods,

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Still no justice for Patrick Fisher

Indigenous rightsJonathan LockhartIssue 1246AustraliaBlack deaths in custodySydneyNovember 22, 2019Waka Waka man Patrick Fisher fell to his death while fleeing police trying to gain entry to his girlfriend’s apartment on February 7 last year. A father of three, Fisher fell from the 13th floor balcony of a housing block in Waterloo, Sydney. 

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Inside Australia’s refugee prison camp in PNG

refugee rightsChris SleeIssue 1246AustraliaMelbourneNovember 21, 2019The Refugee Action Collective (RAC) Victoria held a forum on November 18 to discuss the situation facing asylum seekers in Bomana Immigration Centre, a detention centre attached to Bomana prison in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The asylum seekers being detained there had previously been

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Nationals betray the bush — again

environmentSam WainwrightIssue 1246AustraliaThe NationalsNovember 21, 2019Among the death and destruction left in their wake, one can observe some positives that have come from the devastating bushfires that ripped through New South Wales and Queensland. One is that the conservative taboo on linking bushfire intensity and frequency to the climate crisis has

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Media continues its smear campaign against Lula

media liesBrian MierIssue 1246Brazilstitch upNovember 21, 2019The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail defendants before their appeals’ processes have been exhausted. Within 24 hours, former President Luiz Inácio

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