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Catastrophic gray whale deaths as Arctic ice melts

A catastrophic marine ecosystem crisis of unimaginable consequences is taking shape.   
Taboo, gender norms and sexual harassment: It has to stop

"Everybody would harass me," said a young woman in the small city of Zahedan, Baluchistan, a s ...  
A plea born of heartbreak: The case for abortion

Abortions are a necessary medical procedure for women — as Kadijah Runge's story tells us ...  
Trump gets UK Royal treatment as thousands protest against all he stands for

Protesting both the individual cruelty of President Trump and the "politics of hate" he represent ...  
Trade war is turning into a technology war

The trade war between the USA and China is escalating, with Huawei technology still a key central ...  
European elections and the Brexit effect

The European Parliament elections saw disappointment for all those looking for drama, though voter ...  
Green parties sweep across Europe! (Climate denial still safe in Australia)

In the complete reverse to Australia's recent election result, green parties promising climate ...  
Make no mistake: Abortion bans violate human rights

In the wake of the Alabama abortion ban, we have witnessed myriad women throughout the world come ...  
Reflections on V-E Day: Are we taking peace for granted?

We are living in the safest times in human history. Shouldn't we reflect and cherish that fact ...  
The world is doomed, according to Paul Ehrlich

IA's Sue Arnold interviews Paul and Anne Ehrlich, authors of The Population Bomb, discussing the ...  
Moving forward: Unity after Christchurch

Open discussions between people of all backgrounds are the key to unlocking the potential for ...  
Julian Assange will find no help from the mainstream media

Despite being an inspirational figure to independent journalism, the mainstream media has turned ...  
Who is responsible for the restoration of Notre Dame?

Some Australians were outraged at the idea of giving money for repairs, while an argument over its ...  
Notre Dame: 'A deep wound … can be healed'

The Notre Dame Cathedral fire marks a turning-point after close to a millennium of spiritual ...  
The arrest of Assange: When the right to know and question is taken away

The warning is explicit for journalists — what happened to Assange can happen to you, writes ...  
Assange and the National Security State: Criminalising investigative journalism

The representatives of the "National Security State" are gleeful and chortling at the seizure o ...  
The arrest of Julian Assange: A 'dark moment for press freedom'

Edward Snowden described the arrest of Julian Assange as a "dark moment for press freedom" wi ...  
Last efforts in Brussels to help the British get out of Europe?

The EU Heads of Government have good reason to throw the British out, getting on with business ...