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Green Left’s Suzanne James spoke to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government’s surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance, the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain and in particular about its foreign, domestic, economic and environmental implications.

Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong spoke to Suzanne James about how bullying and toxic politics have been used to suppress democratic outcomes in the ongoing religious freedom bill debate in New South Wales.

Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.

Almond plantations are guzzling so much water from the Murray Darling Basin that even the Almond Board of Australia wants new orchards to be put on hold until the water supply can be assured. Daniel Pedersen reports.

Stuart Rees argues that the decision to own and operate United States nuclear submarines is dangerous nonsense.

Led by Rodrigo Acuña and Adriana Navarro, Chilean-Australian community members are campaigning for the federal government to give an “unreserved apology” for Australia's covert support to the US-backed coup against Dr Salvador Allende in 1973.

 

The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.

PM Scott Morrison has announced a new security ménage à trois with the United States and Britain. Binoy Kampmark reports on the latest developments in Australia's war alliance.

News Corps' calculated change of heart on climate change in the lead-up to COP26 has not fooled too many, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Peter Boyle reports on the incredible lengths the Scott Morrison government will go to protect big businesses that have shamelessly rorted JobKeeper.

On the 48th anniversary of the military coup against Chilean president Salvador Allende, never-before-seen archive posts by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service show that the CIA requested and received support. Peter Kornbluh reports.

Climate activists are continuing to demand the federal government and Labor opposition heed the climate science and pull back from their irresponsible gas-led recovery plan. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Nothing maintains the culture wars more than a conservative PM blaming the unemployed for their lack of employment to a room full of rich business people, writes Dechlan Brennan.

The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.

Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, ‘at home in homelessness’. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.

 

The decision to join the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan was made by one man. Joel MacKay argues that any decision to go to war should be made only after exhaustive scrutiny.

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