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Morrison, Joyce and Dutton are salivating at the prospect of purchasing hypersonic missiles. They believe it will make Australia “attractive” — in an existentially doomed way — to other powers in the region, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The war between Russia and Ukraine and its NATO backers continues, but Australia’s chief international focus is much closer to home — China. William Briggs reports.

Unions, anti-war activists and scientists are speaking out against the plan to build a nuclear-powered submarine base, which will open the door to the nuclear industry and nuclear weapons' manufacturing. Isaac Nellist reports.

Beware those who tell you federal Labor's small target strategy is just a tactic. Alex Bainbridge argues we can kick Morrison out and reject Labor's narrow vision that agrees with key planks of Coalition's policy.

Sign on to this open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and defence minister Peter Dutton, initiated by several peace groups.

Sam Wainwright argues we can show solidarity with Ukrainian people's struggle for self-determination and the Russian peace movement, while also calling out the West's hypocrisy and militarism.

Newcastle City Council declared Newcastle nuclear free in 1982, a commitment locals say they will insist on as the federal government looks for a site for its nuclear-powered submarine base. Kathy Fairfax reports.

The rules-based order so admired by the Morrison government has a certain confected aura about it, argues William Briggs

Protesters held a small but vocal protest outside a US Chamber of Commerce in Australia luncheon in February. Kerry Smith reports.

Socialist Alliance condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine. The war violates international law and is a catastrophe for people in both countries.

Anti-war and peace networks are pushing back against Australia supporting a war in Europe, triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

When former and current ASIO chiefs feel impelled to contradict Dutton’s warmongering, you know the wannabe general has overstepped the mark. Pip Hinman argues that a khaki election campaign could swing it for the Coalition.

Is Australia a “lapdog” for the United States or is it also an imperialist power — albeit smaller — looking to grow its own interests? Felix Dance looks at the evidence.

Government spokespeople and the media have been a little coy, but now the gloves are off: China is the enemy. William Briggs argues that the Quad meeting is the latest propaganda assault.

British nuclear-powered attack submarines like these could soon be based in Australian ports

Peace activists in Australia warn that the latest round of military talks between Australia and Britain are ramping up the war drive against China, reports Pip Hinman.

A national weekend of action against AUKUS was organised over December 10-12, with protests in Canberra, Perth, Sydney, Wollongong, Hobart, Brisbane and Adelaide. Kerry Smith reports.

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