Issue #1954

The Guardian • Issue #1954 • March 22, 2021

Issue #1954

Blak death cells – three more black deaths in custody on eve of royal commission 30th year anniversary

Three First Nations people have died in custody this month, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. These three deaths – two in New South Wales (NSW) and one in Victoria – add to the already 440+ black deaths in custody that have occurred over these thirty years, leading families of the victims to declare a national emergency.

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Editorial Issue #1954

ACTU CALLS for GLOBAL SOLIDARITY ON PANDEMIC

The ACTU stated that “[t]he pandemic has highlighted the world’s stark social and health inequities".

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Commonwealth Bank wants staff to vote for more wage theft

The unrepentant wage thieves at the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) are set to push ahead with a vote on an enterprise agreement that will further erode the basic entitlements of staff.

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National crisis for Australian renters

On census night in 2016, an estimated 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia.

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Rallies in Perth push for climate action

The WA Forest Alliance had a busy week, holding their Grand Postcard Delivery Rally in West Perth on Wednesday 10th March.

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The legacy hanging over Fukushima ten years on from disaster

Japan entered into a state of emergency when the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami swept across the country in 2011.

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Royal racism no surprise

The mainstream media have sensationalised the most recent British royal family racism scandal, despite the monarchy’s long history of colonialism.

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150th anniversary of the Paris Commune

The 18th of March marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.

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Lessons from the 104th anniversary of the February Revolution

The 8th of March marked the 104th Anniversary of the February Revolution in Russia.

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“Save Perth Hills” rally in Mundaring, WA

In the Perth Hills suburb of Mundaring 1,800 people gathered at Sculpture Park to rally against the proposal for a housing development at nearby North Stoneville.

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Greece protests police brutality

In Greece, mass protests have broken out following the release of video footage of a man being beaten with an iron baton by a police officer and held down by two others for breaking lockdown restrictions.

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The Lowy Institute and a review of Xi Jinping: the backlash

Australia has forty-two think tanks, of which the Lowy Institute for International Policy was ranked 64th in the world by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program of 2018.

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