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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What began as an overblown diplomatic response by Washington to a Chinese surveillance balloon that drifted across the continental United States, before being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean, has morphed into a major confrontation, writes Barry Sheppard.
Protesters told Minister for Defence Richard Marles to scrap AUKUS and spend the money on health, education and welfare. John Quelch reports.
The terrible earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria should make us ponder the meaning of community and nation as well as security and sovereignty, writes Stuart Rees.
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.
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.