Photo: Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Media

The Interview: Behrouz Boochani

The Kurdish-Iranian writer has been imprisoned on Manus Island – part of Australia’s notorious asylum detention network – since 2013. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing an award-winning book. Using WhatsApp, Husna Rizvi interviews Behrouz Boochani.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Copwatch has also developed an app that can be used to record and store interactions with the police, as well as to alert a user’s contacts if that person is in a potentially dangerous situation and where.

Catching the cops

A new app that helps Aboriginal people in Australia record police abuse is the latest intervention in a growing movement that uses filmed evidence to demand accountability. Ian Lloyd Neubauer reports.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Fighting for their livelihoods: Puerto Rican teachers come out against the government’s drive to privatize public education.Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

The case for public ownership

After decades of denuding privatization policies, the green shoots of a public takeback are finally appearing. Dinyar Godrej on the promise and the threat.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Outrage at a Melbourne protest, July 2017, after the man who ran down 14-year-old Elijah Doughty was found not guilty of manslaughter.Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Our lives, our lands

Amy McQuire on why life and death are inseparable from land for Aboriginal people in Australia.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
University students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance resist police using water cannons during a protest in Jakarta, 1 December 2016. Photo: Bay Ismoyo / AFP / Getty

‘Every signature was an act of courage’

How did West Papuan campaigners build a game-changing 1.8 million-strong petition in the teeth of government repression? Key organizers tell Danny Chivers how it was done and what’s at stake.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.Photo: Alex Bainbridge / Green Left Weekly

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Photo: Tori Bush

A word with Yuri Herrera

The Mexican author and political scientist talks drugs, racism and masculinity with Graeme Green

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Australia dropped secrecy rules which were unnecessary, undermined democratic accountability and were likely to have been unconstitutional, writes Kelsi Farrington

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
A protester holds a placard during a rally in support of refugees in central Sydney, Australia, 19 October 2015.Photo: © REUTERS/David Gray/File photo

The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country's prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Moana Beach, Adelaide.Photo by Les Haines

Australia: a nice, friendly, sunny place?

There are many myths about the country that just don't hold up, writes Stephen Langford.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected 10 years ago in 2006 as the first female Presiding Bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church and also the first female primate in the Anglican Communion.Photo: Jonathunder under a Creative Commons Licence

Worse than fiction: discrimination against women

Domestic violence has deep roots within modern society, but too often our legal system privileges the status quo instead of protecting the vulnerable, writes Brian Loffler.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Stop forced closures!

Stop forced closures!

Amy Hall reports on the threat to remote communities in Australia.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
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Reasons to be cheerful

Good news on fracking, FARC and femicide.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Photo: Wolter Peeters

Making waves: Barat Ali Batoor

The Afghan photo-journalist is using his own experience of asylum to help others. He speaks to Michelle Slater.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
More than just words, ‘our language is linked to our land,’ say Kaurna Elders.Photo: National Geographic / Robert Harding

Marni naa pudni Kaurna yarta-ana (Welcome to Kaurna country)

Half of the 200 indigenous languages spoken in Australia before the British arrived have died and fewer than 20 are being taught to the next generation. But Katrina Power is one of those busy bucking the trend.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Abled people say

Abled people say

Other people’s comments can be devastating – but a Twitter campaign is exposing the ‘able’ world’s prejudices and ignorance. Koren Helbig explains.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists August, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
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