Issue #1978

The Guardian • Issue #1978 • September 13, 2021

Issue #1978

Wealth gap widens

The latest national income figures showing economic growth barely above zero are suggestive of a sluggish economy, struggling to avoid recession. The economy is hardly...

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Editorial Issue #1978

Respect-at-work report only accepted in part by gov’t

When it comes to women’s rights progress, unfortunately, moves at a glacial pace.

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McCarthyism on the rise in Australian universities

In Australia’s latest self-sabotaging attack on China, the Morrison government has released a proposal that targets students and academics at Australian universities

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Vale Fred Paterson

Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.

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Disabled and Neurodivergent Workers’ Alliance gains momentum

The Disabled and Neurodivergent Workers’ Alliance (DNWA), an organisation of neurodivergent and disabled workers both employed and unemployed, held their first AGM online in late August.

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Aged care workers expose industry’s dirty secrets

After years of Federal Government inaction on aged care, aged care workers are speaking out to expose the daily understaffing and safety risks facing older Australians across the country.

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From the Accord to the IR Omnibus Bill

Over the past forty years, since the implementation of the Accord agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), wages and salaries have not progressed.

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Medal bonuses don’t address ableism in Paralympic funding

On Thursday, 2nd September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that medalists at this year’s Paralympic Games would get equal payments to their Olympic counterparts for the first time in Australian history.

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Mikis Theodorakis: of his times and for the people

On 2nd September, the internationally renowned Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis passed away in Athens aged ninety-six years.

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Cybersecurity – who’s secure? Revelations by the Pegasus Project

Since 2016, Amnesty International’s Security Lab has been involved with a group known as the Pegasus Project to investigate the abuse of more than 50,000 phone numbers.

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Maduro warns of plot to destroy dialogue from Colombia and US

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced the attempts by Colombia and the United States to boycott the dialogue process between the government and the opposition.

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Sudan’s ongoing struggle: “a revolution in the making”

Sudan drew global attention throughout 2019, as the people rose up against the corrupt and repressive regime of Omar al-Bashir.

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Don’t believe all that you hear — here’s what’s really going on in Cuba

The emails kept coming in … from farmers and students and chefs and academics whom I’d taken to that tiny island country over the past two decades to learn about her leadership in sustainable agriculture, cooperatives, and growing food in cities

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Supreme Court lets Texas kill Roe v. Wade and abortion rights

Women banned from accessing abortions before they even know they’re pregnant.

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