William Briggs argues the propaganda effort since the Queen's death shows how the state has the power to evoke a sense of unity between vastly different classes.
Labor’s review of Australia’s defence capability is likely to continue the same big spending on offensive weapons and make the Asia-Pacific an increasingly dangerous place, argues William Briggs.
Under capitalism, wars are fought to gain access to markets, resources and to harness the working class in its service. The suffering of the Ukrainian people attests to this, writes William Briggs.
Greens Senator David Shoebridge and Socialist Alliance member William Briggs discuss Australia’s “defence” on the Green Left Show.
The aggressive questioning of China’s ambassador Xiao Qian’s presentation to the National Press Club showed how the bourgeois media stirs animosity towards China. William Briggs reports.
The catastrophe in Afghanistan is an indictment of imperialism and the United States’ vengeful approach to its withdrawal a year ago, writes William Briggs.
Capitalism is in crisis and new Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers has offered little by way of analysis and even less optimism, argues William Briggs.
Nancy Pelosi's tour of Asia has deliberately and in a calculated manner heightened tensions in the region, writes William Briggs. It was designed to be provocative and has succeeded.
The ABC says China is making “outlandish” claims about Australia. But Tomahawk Cruise missiles on Australian vessels, nuclear-powered submarines and integration of NATO into the Indo-Pacific all point in one direction, argues William Briggs.
Minister for Defence Richard Marles has made it clear that whatever happens in the Asia Pacific region, Australia will remain a loyal ally to the United States. William Briggs reports.
Western capital is eyeing the profit potential of a new Marshall Plan for Ukraine, writes William Briggs.
The NATO Summit has just ended in Madrid and the danger of a global war has become greater. William Briggs argues that NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept takes us to a future where the unthinkable is being considered.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged his government’s support to the United States war alliance and the new “transformed” North Atlantic Treaty Organization. William Briggs reports.
The United States has been tightening a noose around Beijing for the past decade and a half, writes William Briggs.
The war in Ukraine has made an already critical food crisis worse. Fingers point to grain supply shortages, but the problem is far deeper and linked to the economic system that turns food into a profitable commodity, writes William Briggs.
Confusingly, Labor's Defence Minister Richard Marles told the Shangri-la Dialogue that Australia needs a good relationship with China while also letting it be known he supports the United States' anti-China campaign. William Briggs reports.