'This is where we live our truth': visiting America's gay bars

'This is where we live our truth': visiting America's gay bars

The Guardian visits three gay bars in Texas, Mississippi and Indiana, where the owners and punters share how important those spaces remain for a community threatened by Trump.
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In our second monthly Zoom book club, hosted by Australia @ Home, hundreds of readers – and moderator Michael Williams – joined two of Australia's best authors to discuss Alexis Wright, Randolph Stow and the country's literary canon.
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Masks, beers and 2m visits: life in a care home after a coronavirus outbreak

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Inside Chaz, Seattle's police-free zone: 'We're proving the world can change'

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (otherwise known as Chaz or Chop) was established by George Floyd protesters after the Seattle police department vacated its East Precinct building on the site.
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The Frant: saying 'do less crime' to cut Indigenous incarceration is simplistic and dumb

The Frant: saying 'do less crime' to cut Indigenous incarceration is simplistic and dumb

In the latest episode of The Frant for Guardian Australia, Jan Fran looks at the shockingly high rates of Aboriginal imprisonment and the inequalities in our justice system.
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Life in lockdown: Covid-19, BLM and inequality in east London

Life in lockdown: Covid-19, BLM and inequality in east London

As people emerge into a changed reality, the Anywhere But Westminster team focuses on east London, where Covid-19 has fused with the Black Lives Matter movement and huge injustices are impossible to ignore.
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The Black Lives Matter protests in the US, which escalated in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have brought the little-known but decades-old campaign to abolish US police into the spotlight.
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David Hockney created a glorious depiction of a sunrise on his iPad in April and emailed it from his lockdown in Normandy to the Guardian's art critic Jonathan Jones.
'Waves of mysterious meaning': Mark Rothko murals at Tate Modern

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Love and loss: Rembrandt's portraits at the National Gallery

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'No justice, no peace': protesters mark Juneteenth across US

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Tens of thousands of Americans marked the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the abolishment of slavery with anti-racism marches, peaceful rallies, bike rides and music parties celebrating blackness held across the country.
'I'm very aware I'm mixed race here': organising a rural UK Black Lives Matter protest

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Is this the end for colonial-era statues?

Statues of colonialists and brutal leaders have been toppled by protesters or removed by governments in recent weeks as campaigns to bring down monuments to historical figures tainted by racism and slavery spread around the world.
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What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US?

Every 19 June for more than 150 years African Americans across the US have celebrated freedom from slavery.
'You can't furlough an otter': why one family-run zoo remains shut

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Andy Cowell runs the Fenn Bell Conservation Project in Medway, Kent. After 12 weeks of closure, as running costs mounted, zoos were suddenly told with less than a week's notice that they could reopen on Monday to reduced visitors.
'It fits at the heart of Black Lives Matter': Grenfell survivors three years on

'It fits at the heart of Black Lives Matter': Grenfell survivors three years on

With the three-year anniversary of Grenfell happening in the midst of a global pandemic, the community is having to adapt their usual way of marking and remembering what happened on 14 June 2017.
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'Just the beginning': voices from the Black Lives Matter protest in London

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Thousands of protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London on Sunday to show solidarity with demonstrators in America, where protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued into a second weekend.
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In this week's episode of A new normal, the Guardian journalist Iman Amrani speaks to young people about how they are coping with lockdown and the impact it has had on their lives.
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