AUKUS

A year after Scott Morrison signed Australia up to the AUKUS “security” treaty, the United States and British partners are providing more information about the secretive weapons’ arrangement. Pip Hinman reports.

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.

The AUKUS nuclear submarine deal undermines nuclear non-proliferation, warned anti-war activist Nick Deane at the Sydney Hiroshima Day rally. Video by Peter Boyle.

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition is coordinating a nationwide media statement against AUKUS, writes Bevan Ramsden.

Gatherings marked the anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, calling on Labor to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, scrap AUKUS and bring Julian Assange home. Kerry Smith reports.

The billions of dollars wasted on military spending and tax cuts for the rich should be used to fund renewables, argues Peter Boyle

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.

Conservative Australian think tanks, loaded with cash from United States’ sources and in furious agreement, are delighted with the AUKUS pact and its potential for local industries, argues Binoy Kampmark.

The AUKUS security partnership, announced last September, has muddied the pool of non-proliferation. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Activists, unions and the new NSW Greens Senator David Shoebridge spoke at a public meeting on how to resist AUKUS and a war with China. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Albanese government's plan to push ahead with the purchase of nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS deal is an extraordinary waste, writes Peter Boyle.

The NSW Teachers' Federation State Council has called on the new Labor government to oppose AUKUS and reject the 'obscene military escalation' spearheaded by its predecessor. Kerry Smith reports.

US-ASEAN Special Summit

The United States is aggressively seeking to revive its waning hegemonic role in the Asia-Pacific. In response, the following joint statement was issued by the Party of the Labouring Masses (Philippines), the Socialist Party of Malaysia and the Working People's Association (Indonesia).

A teachers association has called on the Labor government to scrap the AUKUS nuclear submarine contract. Kerry Smith reports.

Scott Morrison's naming of Port Kembla as one of three locations being considered for the new submarine base prompted activists in Wollongong to spring into action. Alexander Brown reports.

NATO globalisation

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calls for the “globalisation” of NATO to pre-empt “threats in the Indo-Pacific”, namely China, William Briggs reports.

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