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Too often, women are denied justice for sexual assault. The Lehrmann judgment marks progress

In the much-anticipated cause celebre defamation case, Justice Michael Lee found that Bruce Lehrmann did rape Brittany Higgins. Finally,...

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Jennifer Robinson

Liz Truss has kindly offered to ‘save the west’. But who will save her from her delusions?

So it wasn’t just a bad dream, then. Liz Truss really did become prime minister, and that brief ensuing moment of madness really did happen. It...

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Gaby Hinsliff

I am a psychiatrist covering Bondi. We need to invest in mental health services, not stigmatise people

The devastating scenes that unfolded in Bondi Junction on Saturday took place a mere 3km from where I live – and in the catchment area I cover as...

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Kamran Ahmed

This new bill could wipe out smoking and vaping – the only losers would be those who profit from it

Addiction to smoking traps then slowly disables and kills thousands of our fellow citizens, especially the most vulnerable. The great majority of...

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Chris Whitty

Britain has no business intervening in the war in Gaza. So why did it defend Israel against Iran?

Britain’s use of its air force to defend Israel against Iran at the weekend was an emphatic intervention in the war in Gaza. It was more than...

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Simon Jenkins

Bluey’s blockbuster episode hit a nerve for my family by casting moving house as difficult and scary

Bluey’s blockbuster 28-minute episode has thrilled children around the world, but I’m sorry to say it was a missed opportunity. The ABC’s Logie...

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Chloe Booker

The EU’s new migration pact is intended to neutralise the far right – it risks empowering it

The Oscar-nominated Io Capitano, now showing in cinemas, is a sensitive and moving portrait of the trials faced by two teenage boys as they attempt...

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Daniel Trilling

I’m glad Laurence Fox is off the ballot for London mayor. But I’d love a Jammie Dodger with his canvassers

While I was out, a canvasser came to the door and asked Mr Z to sign a nomination form for Laurence Fox to get on to the ballot for the London...

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Zoe Williams

Civilian deaths in Gaza rival those of Darfur – which the US called a ‘genocide’

My old boss Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, bravely said recently what Joe Biden has been afraid to: “Palestinian civilians do not...

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Alan J Kuperman

Dead satellites are filling space with trash. That could affect Earth’s magnetic field

A dead spacecraft the size of a truck ignites with plasma and pulverizes into dust and litter as it rips through the ionosphere and atmosphere....

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Sierra Solter

There’s no such thing as a benign beef farm – so beware the ‘eco-friendly’ new film straight out of a storybook

We draw our moral lines in arbitrary places. We might believe we’re guided only by universal values and proven facts, but often we’re swayed by...

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George Monbiot

Trump used to scold felons who wanted to vote. Now he could be in the same spot

The People of the State of New York v Donald J Trump will conclude, according to long-established court procedure. The former US president’s...

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Sidney Blumenthal

For a full year, the bodies have piled up in Sudan – and still the world looks away

One year ago today, Sudan descended into war. The toll so far is catastrophic. Thousands are dead, and millions are displaced, with hunger and...

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Nesrine Malik

Reform UK’s rise may tempt Sunak into moving further right. Let the Netherlands be a cautionary tale

A recent YouGov poll marked a pivotal moment in British politics. For the first time, Reform UK was shown to have edged ahead of the Conservatives...

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Tarik Abou-Chadi And Simon Van Teutem

Without competition, Coles and Woolworths misuse their market power – and the Australian public gets screwed

This is an extract of evidence given to the Senate elect committee on supermarket prices on 15 April 2024. I have spent over a decade working on...

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Abdel Badoura

Sydneysiders witnessed horrific scenes at Westfield Bondi Junction. How should they process the trauma?

Like many, I watched the reports of the violent attack at Bondi Junction with shock, horror and disbelief. My heart goes out to the people...

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Kim Felmingham For The Conversation

First Dog on the Moon Is everything really getting worse – or is it simply old people imagining it?

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George Monbiot

Iran’s missiles were shot down – but they still delivered what Tehran was hoping for

Earlier this month, after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus killed several military commanders, Iran’s supreme leader,...

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Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

It took a well-equipped, forensic judge to unstitch Lehrmann – and hand the media a rare win

“Having escaped the lions’ den, Mr Lehrmann made the mistake of going back for his hat.” Or another way of putting it, why on earth would...

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Richard Ackland

The Post Office inquiry is finally exposing the part politicians played in the Horizon scandal

If the Horizon inquiry has one consistent theme, it’s ignorance. Alan Cook (managing director, 2006-2010) wasn’t even aware that the Post...

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Sam Fowles

Is writing down my rage the secret to resolving it?

A lifetime enveloped in a benign, insulating cloud of oestrogen left me ill-prepared to be this nakedly, shockingly angry as it ebbs away in...

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Emma Beddington

Why I quit As a US diplomat, I helped circumvent Trump’s Muslim ban – then realised I was part of the problem

When I began working as a consular officer at the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey, I was at the beginning of what was supposed to be a 20-year...

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Josef Burton

The greatest mystery of modern politics? Liz Truss’s self belief

Liz Truss’s memoir, Ten Years to Save the West, first penetrated the nation’s consciousness with her reflections on the death of Queen Elizabeth...

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Zoe Williams

Netanyahu faces tough questions on Iran – because we Israelis don’t need any more forever wars

Israelis woke up on Sunday morning with a tentative collective sense of relief. For the first time ever, Iran had attacked Israel directly, sending...

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Dahlia Scheindlin

After Iran’s drone attack on Israel, the world must act: this is a crisis that threatens us all

The missiles and drones that rained destruction on Israel in the early hours of Sunday morning have given Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin...

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Simon Tisdall

Secret’s out, Harold Wilson had another affair. There’s nothing sweet about that, boys

How have we managed without the expression “sunshine at sunset”? As in, when an older married man is granted sex with a much younger colleague...

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Catherine Bennett

Joe Lycett edits Observer New Review I value Brummie art, but who else does?

Why should the people of Birmingham have 100% arts cuts imposed on them? Brummies are quite capable of devaluing their own art without official...

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Stewart Lee

Thanks to Cass, evidence not ideology will be used to guide children seeking gender advice

‘First, do no harm” is the sacrosanct principle that is supposed to underpin modern medicine. But history is littered with examples of medics...

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Sonia Sodha

Riz Ahmed’s Defiance: how the visceral racism of 70s Britain gave way to a new era of identity politics

I can still remember the chill I felt on first hearing of the murders of Parveen Khan and her three young children, Aqsa, Kamran and Imran. It was...

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Kenan Malik

Don’t despair. History shows Labour even cash-strapped governments can be radical

Talking about the prospect of a Labour government, some people sound like they are preparing the obituary before they have witnessed the birth. Sir...

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Andrew Rawnsley

Peers know the Rwanda bill is flawed and dangerous. We must use every power to oppose it

So far this year, the House of Lords has debated the safety of Rwanda bill for more than 40 hours. Immediately before Easter, the Lords passed a...

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Simon Mcdonald

The modern mind Diagnosing yourself with a mental health issue may bring comfort, but it can be dangerous

In the age of information overload, where a world of knowledge lies just a click away, the temptation to self-diagnose mental health conditions has...

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Ashwini Padhi

Why do US celebrities love the UK? Because they don’t live here

‘I want to know Jubilee, Piccadilly, Northern, I want to know Edgware … Your system here is exquisite.” That is Sarah Jessica Parker raving...

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Emma Beddington

I believe in another Israel – one not defined by Benjamin Netanyahu and his cronies

I am writing this not only as a member of the opposition in the Israeli parliament, but first and foremost as a mother and a young woman in Israel...

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Naama Lazimi

How did a Spanish chef gain a hotline to the White House?

José Andrés is perhaps the most influential Spaniard in the world right now. After the Israeli drone strike that killed seven people who worked...

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María Ramirez

One thing stops us from prising teens from their phones: peer pressure

Across the rich world, a problem emerges. Children are spending more time hunched over iPhones working on their personal brands and less time...

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Martha Gill

The Week in Patriarchy Trump’s latest claim? That he has moderate abortion views – but don’t be fooled

In recent years, Donald Trump has sold NFTs, sneakers, and bibles. Now the perennial marketer is busy selling a new and improved version of himself...

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Arwa Mahdawi

A nagging doubt plagues world leaders wooing India: whose side is Narendra Modi really on?

Suddenly, everyone loves India. But it’s an affair, not a marriage. Whether it lasts depends on the consequences of this week’s watershed...

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Simon Tisdall

The networker From boom to burst, the AI bubble is only heading in one direction

“Are we really in an AI bubble,” asked a reader of last month’s column about the apparently unstoppable rise of Nvidia, “and how would we...

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John Naughton

Hidden gems from the world of research We don’t do our best work just before lunch, and it’s not much better afterwards

We’re not very productive. Stagnant productivity is the reason wages have flatlined since 2008, leaving our pay packets £14,000 lighter than if...

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Torsten Bell

Notebook If you’re seeking a good old British farce, look no further than Liz Truss’s memoirs

British public life often tends toward sitcom, and you imagine that once the catastrophic economic fallout of her time in office has faded – in a...

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Tim Adams

‘There’s been a stabbing, we have to go.’ I could see in her face it was real

I was on the fourth floor of the David Jones department store at Bondi Junction Westfield at 3.35pm when another shopper came up behind me and said:...

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Nikki Marshall

We hear about a ‘class ceiling’ in Australian arts. Cultural employers should measure diversity like corporates do

News fresh from the Department of the Obvious this week: the Australian Financial Review reports that “class can have a bigger effect on your...

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Van Badham

Observer comment cartoon Chris Riddell on the nightmares disturbing Rishi Sunak’s beauty sleep – cartoon

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Natasha Walter

Jail for holding a placard? Protest over the climate crisis is being brutally suppressed

Years ago, when Dr Sarah Benn recognised the scale of the climate crisis, she made sure that she was doing all the right things. She recycled, she...

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Natasha Walter

Juliet should be a dream role. For a black actor tackling Shakespeare, it can be a nightmare

It’s a young actor’s worst nightmare: to land the role of a lifetime and then find yourself thrown into a media frenzy of vitriol. Over the past...

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Nina Bowers

Keir Starmer wants to be seen as a working-class PM. Deeds, not warm words, will determine that

If all the indications are correct, the next prime minister of the United Kingdom will be a working-class one. Or at least, that’s what Keir...

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Aaron Sharp

Starmer is courting Tory voters so hard it’s almost as though he wants to lose his own

More than 30 years ago, the Sun published the infamous front page that was said to swing the 1992 general election in favour of the Conservatives....

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Frances Ryan

The real question isn’t what Angela Rayner did – it’s why the Tories are so set on targeting her

Angela Rayner has never, to the best of my knowledge, advocated eating people. Nor has she publicly insisted on her right to wear a colander on her...

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Gaby Hinsliff

Margaret Thatcher set Britain’s decline in motion – so why can’t politics exorcise her ghost?

An old spectre is haunting Britain yet again – the spectre of Thatcherism. Although she became Tory leader almost half a century ago and was sacked...

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Andy Beckett

OJ Simpson died the comfortable death in old age that Nicole Brown should have had

OJ Simpson is dead, and Nicole Brown should still be alive. Simpson, the longtime batterer and stalker of Nicole Brown Simpson, and the man who all...

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Moira Donegan

What has 20 years of banning headscarves done for France?

In the early 2000s, I decided to commit to feminism, so I joined a feminist campaigning group, convinced I had found an organisation that would...

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Rokhaya Diallo

Guardian Opinion cartoon Ben Jennings on Rishi Sunak’s plans to crack down on rough sleeping – cartoon

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Simon Jenkins

The OJ Simpson trial was sensational – and a portent of the strife-torn America we see today

It wasn’t the Kennedy assassination, but I remember exactly where I was on 3 October 1995 when a Los Angeles jury delivered its verdict in the OJ...

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Jonathan Freedland

On your marks, get set, dope! Welcome to the Enhanced Games – the sporting event no one wants

How encouraging to learn of another shot in the arm for the Enhanced Games. If you’re not familiar with it, this is the sporting event scheduled...

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Marina Hyde

Guardian Opinion cartoon Martin Rowson on Keir Starmer’s march to victory – cartoon

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Jonathan Freedland

For all his bombast, Trump is plummeting – financially, legally and politically

Donald Trump is doing his best Wizard of Oz imitation. These days, Trump is not looking like the “winner” he needs voters to believe him to be....

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Lloyd Green

What’s to fight over in the Aldi middle aisle this week – chainsaws or wicker chairs?

This week millions of people in North America took to the streets to witness a total solar eclipse, a rare event that won’t be seen again until...

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Deirdre Fidge

Rhetoric with no policy, vision with no detail: Dutton and Albanese have big gaps to fill

One week, two leaders’ speeches and suddenly the nature of the next election contest is becoming clear. One speech leaned on blistering rhetoric....

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Karen Middleton

It’s not enough to stop an Israeli invasion of Rafah. We need a ceasefire now

Is an Israeli invasion of Gaza’s southern city of Rafah about to commence? Perhaps. On Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,...

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Moustafa Bayoumi

First Dog on the Moon Shameless Guardian readers share their favourite perverse food combinations

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Rokhaya Diallo

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