militarism

China flag and US flag

Choo Chon Kai, from the Socialist Party of Malaysia, talks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about rising United States-China tensions and the struggle for peace in Southeast Asia.

Ecosocialism 2023: A World Beyond Capitalism conference, hosted by Green Left and co-sponsored by Socialist Alliance, provided a platform for the voices of peace, justice and ecological sustainability from across the region. Sue Bull reports.

In seeking to justify its decision to enter the AUKUS alliance, the federal government has referred to values shared by the United States and Britain. But are they the values most Australians share, asks Tony Smith?

Balikatan 2023

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.

Korea war

South Korea’s far-right President Yoon Suk Yeol is rushing South Korea headlong into the middle of the new Cold War that the United States is waging against China, argue Dae-Han Song and Alice S Kim.

The ecological and social impacts of a new surge in global military spending will be one of the discussions at the Ecosocialism 2023 conference in Naarm on July 1–2. Peter Boyle reports.

weapons spending

The world’s total military expenditure surpassed $2.24 trillion last year, with Europe recording its steepest rise in the past three decades, reports Peoples Dispatch.

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.

David Bradbury cr Steve O'Brien

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.

NZ anti-war

In Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Labour government has enthusiastically, and without any public discussion, become part of NATO’s Asia Pacific 4, betraying the gains of the mass anti-war movement, writes Matt Robson.

About 100 people protested in North Wollongong against the federal government’s plans for a nuclear submarine base in Port Kembla, NSW. Jim McIlroy reports.

Destroyed Russian tank in Berlin

The biggest European anti-war protest marking one year since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine was held in Berlin, with reports of about 50,000 people turned out in freezing conditions, reports Susan Price.