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Space craft. Issue #2063

Space War?

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) between the United States and the Soviet Union sought all nations to avoid any future “land grab” leading to...

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Papua New Guinea National Parliament, Port Moresby. Issue #2102

Papua New Guinea: disaster and the hand of capital

The tragic loss of life in the landslide in Papua New Guinea has shown just how pitiably inadequate is the level of infrastructure in the...

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Children playing with turtles Tiputini River, Ecuador. Issue #2101

Australian companies exploit Ecuador’s Indigenous Lands

By 2022 Australian companies produced 40 per cent of the world’s metal resources, including South America’s. Between 2016 and 2017 Ecuador opened up a third...

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Issue #1990

Protest against uranium mine proposal – Mulga Rock, WA

On Friday, 26th November, fifty anti-uranium mining protesters, including traditional owners, attended a rally outside the headquarters of Vimy Resources in South Perth.

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Issue #2036

Wine isn’t the only thing that’s red in the Hunter Region

After nearly a year of preparation and political activity, local workers have re-established what was formerly known as the Newcastle branch of the CPA. Instead...

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Issue #2001

Harassed women mineworkers shouldn’t have to choose between justice and their job

Shocking reports of sexual harassment and assault aired on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes program this week are the tip of the iceberg and would...

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Speakers from left to right: Josie Alec, Sophie McNeill, Violet Coco, Joana Partyka. Issue #2054

The right to protest

As capitalism and its extractivist resource corporations continue exploiting the last portions of carbon from this earth and putting it into the atmosphere to keep...

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Wittenoom Gorge Mine Issue #2031

The legacy of asbestos mining at Wittenoom

“If the sugar refining company won’t come to my rescue/Who’s going to save me?” So goes the song Blue Sky Mine by Australian band Midnight...

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Issue #2042

“Hold mining companies to account”

Last week two mineworkers, Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis, were killed at work at the Dugald River zinc mine in north-west Queensland. Just prior to...

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Community meeting regarding a mining project, Guatemala, 2005. Issue #2051

Guatemala’s Indigenous communities take on the mining TNCs

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced in 2020, that the production of Tesla electric car batteries required an exponential need for nickel, cobalt, lithium,...

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Issue #2044

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Last month Labor’s minister for environmental destruction, Tanya Plibersek, quietly granted Santos a licence to open 116 new coal seam gas wells in...

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A coal miners hat that has been hung up. Issue #2060

Survivors take on big coal

Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action have praised environmental justice groups for launching a fresh Federal Court challenge, arguing that the Environment Minister can and must...

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Issue #2046

DINGO

The construction union, the CFMEU, has urged the Albanese government to ramp up its ambition on the Housing Australia Future Fund, which needs more investment...

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Issue #2060

DINGO

The Queensland Palaszczuk government’s refusal to back down over its deeply unpopular approval of Blue Energy’s Central Queensland gasfield shows it cares neither for communities,...

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Issue #2064

DINGO

A new political force uniting left and progressive parties and other organisations with a clear pro-people agenda is needed urgently. The Communist Party is convinced...

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Issue #2061

Common cause

In 2014 mining magnate Andrew Forrest presented the Abbott Coalition government with “Creating Parity,” a government-commissioned report that was a recipe for wiping out Native...

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Issue #2071

DINGO

Mining transnational BHP, at one time known under the jolly capitalist moniker of The Big Australian, has admitted to deducting annual leave from staff entitlements...

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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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Issue #2077

DINGO

Climate action group Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the NSW Minns government of breaking an election promise by allowing BHP’s planned Mt Arthur expansion...

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Wittenoom Gorge Mine Issue #2091

Workers’ lives at risk over asbestos secrecy

Unions have urged energy giant Esso to come clean on its plans to safely remove deadly asbestos from retired oil and gas platforms in the...

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Issue #2057

DINGO

A major survey conducted by McKell, the Transport Workers Union and TEACHO sheds light on the harsh reality faced by food delivery, rideshare, and AmazonFlex...

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Large mining truck. Issue #2080

Crying over pennies

While the Closing Loopholes Bill is not perfect, it would go some way to making sure that workers doing the same job would be paid...

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Issue #2081

DINGO

Lock the Gate Alliance and Central Queensland conservationists have condemned the recommendation that Whitehaven’s Winchester South mega coal mine should be approved. The project will...

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Issue #2092

EDITORIAL

“One man dead, another fighting for life.” That’s all the headlines said on Wednesday 13 March 2024. By the time you read this, the media...

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