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Issue #2011

French legislative vote

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his party France Insoumise (France unbowed (to the neoliberal turn)), the socialists, communists, and others have pulled off the electoral stunner of...

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Issue #1968

After McDonalds

In the 14th district of Marseille, former McDonalds’ employees have led an ongoing occupation of an abandoned franchise by turning it into a food distribution centre.

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Issue #2003

Macron and Le Pen face off in the 2022 French presidential election

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will once again face off in the second round of the French presidential election in a repeat of the...

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Issue #1960

Generals threaten civil war in open letter to French government

In France a group of military personnel, both active and retired, have penned an open letter to President Emmanuel Macron warning him of what they see as the perils facing the country.

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Comrades from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane branch marched together, and supporting Vote Yes at the Brisbane May Day rally. Issue #2052

May Day – Millions march around the world

People squeezed by inflation and demanding economic justice took to streets across Asia, Europe, and the Americas to mark May Day, in an outpouring of...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2086

HALF THE SKY

Throughout much of the world, there are many parents employing the use of migrant workers to bring up their children. As a nanny working in...

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Global briefs Issue #2063

GLOBAL BRIEFS

KENYA: Police have been ordered not to report deaths amid protests against the rising cost of living. While police in Kenya have long been accused...

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Issue #1995

Far-right surges as French elections draw near

With the French presidential elections little over two months away, the first round scheduled for the 10th April, polls show a surging far right and...

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Global briefs Issue #2101

GLOBAL BRIEFS

WALES: Welsh unions have launched a campaign to remove profit from the social care system. Unison Cymru noted the Scottish experience with a “national care...

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Several king penguins near Port-aux-Français station, Kerguelen Islands. Issue #2069

The Kerguelen Islands sale to China

On 15th July 2023 France offered to sell the Kerguelen Islands to China for 60 billion Euros. The sale would make China Australia’s newest neighbour....

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Global briefs Issue #2103

GLOBAL BRIEFS

China: The unmanned Chang’e-6 probe successfully landed on the dark side of the Moon for the world’s first mission to collect samples from that region....

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Global briefs Issue #2100

GLOBAL BRIEFS

FRANCE: France is looking for some kind of foreign involvement in the continuing clashes in New Caledonia. First it blamed Azerbaijan, then a French radio...

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Global briefs Issue #2078

GLOBAL BRIEFS

New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved a resolution to end the US economic blockade of Cuba imposed in 1962. This year...

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Issue #2039

France goes on general strike

Emmanuel Macron’s government has once again put forward the policy of raising the retirement age of French from 62 to 64, and on 19th January,...

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Issue #2004

Macron beats Le Pen but growth of French fascism continues

French President Emmanuel Macron has won re-election against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. The first French president to be re-elected in twenty years, Macron’s margin...

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Global briefs Issue #2085

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UGANDA: Uganda has disowned in the International Court of a judge from Uganda over the Israel genocide trial. “Justice Sebutinde’s ruling at the International Court...

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Issue #2045

France: Biggest show of force yet

France came to a standstill on Tuesday 8th March when protesters marched nationwide during the latest round of strikes against a planned rise in the...

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Global briefs Issue #2046

GLOBAL BRIEFS

HONDURAS: The President of Honduras has announced that the country will seek to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China instead of Taiwan. The Foreign Minister...

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Global briefs Issue #2068

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: The Kremlin last week rejected allegations that it was behind a plane crash that is presumed to have killed mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. Kremlin...

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Global briefs Issue #2091

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: Massive protests for Palestine continue across Yemen. Friday rallies attract millions of participants who march for Gaza. Last Friday was no exception – demonstrators...

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Global briefs Issue #2092

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

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Issue #2027

DINGO

Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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Issue #2015

DINGO

Amid attempts to drag Australia into the nuclear cycle, news from France casts yet another pall over the non-future of nuclear fission. France gets about...

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Marching with coffins. Issue #2090

‘Reparation’ as Resistance fighters recognised by French state

Communist partisans from the Second World War have been honoured in a national ceremony, eighty years to the day after their execution by Nazis. Missak...

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Global briefs Issue #2072

GLOBAL BRIEFS

USA: The second US-Pacific Summit took place in the USA. Two Pacific countries decided to stay away from the meeting – the Solomon Islands and...

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Global briefs Issue #2051

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SUDAN: Doctors Central Committee has reported that the number of people killed in clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rose...

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Global briefs Issue #2081

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NETHERLANDS: Populist right-wing politician Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) claimed victory in the Dutch general elections. The result was described as ‘shocking’ and...

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NATO with a do not symbol over it. Issue #2062

NO TO NATO

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 - 12 July. Albanese was present as part...

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Issue #2095

DINGO

In Nazi-occupied France in WW2 the collaborationist Vichy government changed the words on French coins from the revolutionary “Liberty, Fraternity, Equality” to a motto better...

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Issue #2100

EDITORIAL

Most people ‘do a 360’ – look around – on the neighbourhood before they move in, and keep their eye on it thereafter. At first...

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