Labor Party members joined leftists and peace activists to speak out against militarism, AUKUS and the Quad at a protest organised by Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition on May 24, reports Alex Bainbridge.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Australian director Gem Romuld said that the hundreds at the rally were just the tip of the iceberg of a new movement that is building against militarism. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Richard Marles has stated that the Defence Strategic Review recommended a “seamless” defence industrial base between Australia, the United States and Britain. Michelle Fahy reports.
A forum on the vast sums being spent on AUKUS and the war on China also discussed how to build the anti-war campaign. Jim McIlroy reports.
John Tamihere from Te Pāti Māori (Maori Party) talks about the AUKUS military pact.
Rasti Delizo, an international affairs analyst, longtime socialist activist in the Philippines and former vice president of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP, Solidarity of Filipino Workers) discusses rising militarism in the Asia-Indo-Pacific region.
The South Coast Labour Council organised the first big union protest against Labor's AUKUS nuclear submarines in Port Kembla. Jim McIlroy reports.
The Defence Strategic Review doesn’t contain any surprises, argues Sam Wainwright. It abandons any pretence that military expenditure has anything to do with defence, conceding that it’s all about helping the United States project its military power into Asia.
“Money for health and education, not for war and devastation!” rang out as arms lobbyist and former Coalition minister Christopher Pyne arrived at the Defence Strategic Review Summit. Jim McIlroy reports.
May Day marches were organised in Boorloo/Perth, Gadi/Sydney, Meanjin/Brisbane, Muloobinba/Newcastle, Kombumerri/Gold Coast, Walyalup/Fremantle and Tarndanya/Adelaide. Susan Price, Jim McIlroy, Alex Salmon and Renfrey Clarke report.
Retired Lt Col Lance Collins, a former second in charge of the Australian Army Intelligence Division, said Australia's military integration into the US war machine had grown in recent years. John Quelch reports.
Shirley Winton argues that we must build a long-term, sustainable people’s mass movement for peace, justice and a safe environment that does not serve US imperialism or any other hegemon.
The tradition of ANZAC has done nothing to make Australian cautious, reflective and wise in sending troops to war, argues Binoy Kampmark.
The US has been perusing its China containment strategy for some years. But Australia is also preparing for war and is looking to make worrying changes to the Defence Act. Bevan Ramsden reports.
Labor’s commitment to tax cuts for the rich and the $368 billion submarine deal means that even more funding will be cut from already stretched health, aged care, education and welfare services. Darren Saffin reports.
Steve O’Brien caught up with David Bradbury, independent filmmaker and twice Academy Award-nominated director and producer, at the 2023 Climate Camp in Newcastle. Bradbury’s latest film, The Road To War, is currently being screened around Australia.