Finland and Sweden applied in May last year to join the NATO military alliance. Vijay Prashad looks at why Sweden's membership is being blocked.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Tobias Drevland Lund, an MP for Norway’s radical left party Rødt (Red Party), speaks to Federico Fuentes about the party's rise and response to Russia’s war on Ukraine.
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 thethat the United States is waging against China, argue Dae-Han Song and Alice S Kim.
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.
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.
The Kurdish-led administration in North and East Syria hit back after Sweden’s foreign minister implied he would distance his country from the self-governing region in order to appease Turkey, reports Medya News.
Anti-war activists and workers should view with suspicion and be very wary of any further Australian military intervention in the war in Ukraine, argue Alex Bainbridge and Peter Boyle.
Socialist Alliance (Australia) adopted the following resolutions, on September 18, condemning Russia's attack on Ukraine, opposing NATO expansion and rejecting the war drive on China.
Peace activists in Australia should be demanding that Australia's Prime Minister listen to the just requests of the Ukrainian people and government, argues Federico Fuentes.
Anti*Capitalist Resistance activist Phil Hearse discusses the debates on the British left over Ukraine and the rise of the Enough is Enough cost of living campaign.
A 26-year-old Kurdish refugee in Sweden is at risk of being deported to Turkey as a result of an agreement signed between Ankara, Stockholm and Helsinki for the Nordic expansion of NATO, reports Medya News.
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