2023-01-31: News Headlines

Kerry Smith (2023-01-31). Donna Nelson: 'Veronica should not have been locked up!'. greenleft.org.au Donna Nelson, the mother of Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Nelson, has spoken out about the failures of the system and called for changes to the bail laws. Kerry Smith reports.

Malik Miah (2023-01-31). United States: Memphis police indicted for murder following 'modern-day lynching'. greenleft.org.au Malik Miah asks what this latest cop killing says about policing and why abolition is the only answer.

Terry Conway (2023-01-31). Britain: Biggest strike in decades planned for February 1. greenleft.org.au Half a million trade unionists are gearing up for a national day of strike action on February 1, across England, Scotland and Wales, writes Terry Conway.

Alex Salmon (2023-01-30). Ned Kelly and the brutal story of capital punishment in Australia. greenleft.org.au Michael Adams new book, Hanging Ned Kelly: Elijah Upjohn, the hangmen and the underbelly of colonial Australia, exposes how executioners were forced to do the colonial ruling classes' dirty work. Alex Salmon reviews.

Federico Fuentes (2023-01-30). Peru: Amid nationwide rebellion, why hasn't Boluarte resigned? greenleft.org.au Jorge Escalante discusses the protest movement, the nature of the Boluarte coup government and what it might take to bring it down.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2023-01-30). The plan to abolish nuclear weapons. greenleft.org.au The setting of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight reflects the consensus that Russia's Ukraine invasion has brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1980s. Here is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons plan.

Kerry Smith (2023-01-30). Mother and daughter stop logging in Yarratt Forest. greenleft.org.au Two women have taken action to stop logging in Yarratt Forest, north of Taree, by suspending themselves from trees with ropes. Kerry Smith reports.

Mat Ward (2023-01-30). 10 new albums that aim to change the world in 2023. greenleft.org.au Mat Ward looks back at January's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Paul Gregoire (2023-01-30). Scientists set Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight. greenleft.org.au The Doomsday Clock has crept the closest it is ever been as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the minute hand to 90 seconds to midnight. Paul Gregoire reports.

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