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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.

The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is a welcome development. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, it doesn’t mean that the warmongers in Canberra and Washington have been defeated.

Julian Assange imagined a future where digital technologies would be used for collective projects of humanisation and anti-imperialist resistance, writes Yanis Iqbal. He is being brutally punished by the United States for disrupting the drive for profits from surveillance and militarism.

 

A recent war exercise involving United States Marines seizing an island off the coast of Japan is being touted as part of the US military strategy to challenge China for control of the South China Sea. But little attention is being given to the potential role of the Marines being stationed in Darwin, writes Bevan Ramsden.

R&R: A Novel By Mark Dapin Viking, 2015, 287 pp, $32.99 Mark Dapin is a rising star of Australian writing, having first made his mark as a journalist with a string of newspapers. He is a knock-about sort of working-class bloke, who brushed up against the British socialist movement before migrating, a bit of a boxer as well as a writer. Interviewing the light welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu for the Sydney Morning Herald, Dapin famously persuaded Tszyu to let him spar with him in the ring. Tszyu didn’t muck about, breaking three of Dapin’s ribs.
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