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Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime

Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime Protests have broken out across Morocco in north Africa after the death of a fish seller became a symbol of anger against the regime.

Chasing Asylum film smuggles out the message from Australia's offshore camps

Chasing Asylum film smuggles out the message from Australias offshore camps This harrowing but powerful film to be shown on BBC Four next week exposes the human impact of the Australian government’s cruelty to refugees.

Australian protests for refugee rights grow

Australian protests for refugee rights grow Thousands protest as opposition to refugee detention surges, reports James Supple in Sydney

Protests as refugees in Calais face new attack - all out for 19 March demos

Protests as refugees in Calais face new attack - all out for 19 March demos French courts were deciding whether to bulldoze the temporary homes of around 3,000 refugees in Calais as Socialist Worker went to press.

Anger at Pacific island camps grows in Australia

Anger at Pacific island camps grows in Australia Australia has seen an explosion of grassroots action in support of refugees. It comes as the government tries to remove 267 asylum seekers to detention centres on the remote Pacific islands of Manus and Nauru.

Australian government secretly removed pregnant refugee to Pacific island

A pregnant Somali refugee was secretly flown back by the Australian government to the offshore detention centre where she was raped. 

It’s business as usual as party coup ousts Abbott

22 September 2015
Workers face more cuts and attacks as Australia’s new prime minister looks to appease the rich, writes James Supple

Fighting three kinds of racism in Australia

21 April 2015
In the face of dire poll ratings, Australia’s right wing prime minister Tony Abbott is resorting to an Islamophobic terror scare.

Airline passengers in Australia halt deportation of Chinese asylum seeker

06 January 2015
The forced deportation of asylum seeker Wei Lin was halted by passengers on a commercial airline in Sydney, Australia, on 19 December. 

Raw anger at Tory budget cuts hits Australia

20 May 2014
The first budget of Australia’s new Tory government has produced widespread outrage and anger. Tens of thousands hit the streets last weekend, with 15,000 joining Sydney’s March in May and up to 25,000 at four days’ notice in Melbourne at a rally to “bust the budget”.

Large protests declare no confidence in Australian government

18 March 2014
As many as 100,000 people across Australia joined “March in March” protests last weekend, delivering a “vote of no confidence” in the new conservative government. 

International round-up

25 February 2014
Briefs on Syria, Australia and France

Cops attack refugees in Australian offshore detention camp

18 February 2014
Armed police and locals with machetes, pipes, sticks and stones have attacked asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Refugee hunger strike in Australia’s brutal Christmas Island detention centre

21 January 2014
A major protest has erupted inside the Christmas Island immigration detention centre. The Australian government controls the tiny island over 300 miles off the coast of Indonesia.

Utopia: The brutal theft of a continent goes on in Australia

12 November 2013
Paddy Gibson says the recently elected Tory Australian government will only tighten the oppression of Aboriginal people

Australia show scratches the surface of rich art history

01 October 2013
A Royal Academy exhibition is a rare opportunity to see leading Australian artists, but it wastes the chance to explore Aboriginal art, says John Baker

Disillusionment with Labor helps Murdoch's man win Australian election

10 September 2013
Right winger Tony Abbott won Australia’s election last week. Rupert Murdoch’s papers enthusiastically backed the liberal party leader.

Protests at Australia's racist 'PNG solution' for refugees

06 August 2013
New Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd played the race card to try to boost his votes—but the move has backfired, writes Ken Olende

The misogyny of Australia's elite politicians

18 June 2013
Vile abuse aimed at prime minister Julia Gillard reflects a deeper sexism in society that politicians are not challenging, writes Amy Thomas

Reports round-up

11 September 2012
Melbourne sparks lift their blockade Construction workers in Melbourne, Australia, lifted their blockade of a major building site after their boss asked for talks last week.

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