militarism

Arms race

Stop Wapenhandel and The Transnational Institute co-produced an important dossier in November that details the enormous funds the West is spending on a new arms race, reports Pip Hinman.

A protest against the military coup in Myanmar

Despite international sanctions Myanmar’s military junta is not short of business partners. Indeed, business, notably in the arms market, continues unabated, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The purchase of HIMARS batteries from the United States is another irresponsible drain on the public purse and shows the military-industrial complex is thriving. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Europe for Peace protest

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is generating debate among southern Europe's pacifist and progressive forces, who turned out for a massive anti-war protest in Rome last month, reports Dick Nichols.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network is hosting its national conference as well as launching the results of its people's inquiry into militarism. Bevan Ramsden reports.

Greens Senator David Shoebridge and Socialist Alliance member William Briggs discuss Australia’s “defence” on the Green Left Show.

Wild fire

As the climate crisis deepens, rich states refuse to seriously fund climate adaptation while spending trillions on militarisation and war, writes Murad Qureshi.

NATO meeting in Madrid

NATO’s hawkish Madrid meeting booked the political benefits from Putin’s Ukraine invasion to the account of the imperialist power that stood to gain most from it — the US, reports Dick Nichols.

Hichilema

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on April 26 that they had set up an office in the US embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, reports Vijay Prashad. There are fears that it is only a matter of time until this is transformed into a full-scale US military base.

Peace groups organised a protest at Darling Harbour outside the 2022 Indo Pacific Expo naval arms bazaar. Video by Peter Boyle.

Socialist Alliance Victorian Senate candidate Felix Dance criticised the Coalition's “khaki election” strategy, saying “war is a racket”.

ANZAC Day has become a parade for amnesia rather than reckoning, a ritual that rejects peace makers and conciliators in favour of the war mongers and undertakers, argues Binoy Kampmark.

War and climate change are linked: one cannot be solved without solving the other, and neither can be resolved by capitalism. Because this is all too obvious, William Briggs argues a lot of time and effort is spent on obscuring the truth.

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

Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government’s surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.

In a spectacular start to the Disrupt Land Forces, anti-militarism activists blocked two military vehicles from entering the Brisbane Convention Centre, reports Kerry Smith.

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