Imperialism & war

Armidale Friends of Palestine and the community protested Israel’s war on Gaza by unfurling a six-metre flag on the University of New England campus.

Mural of Eloi Machoro

As the New Zealand and Australian media fussed over tourists stranded in Kanaky New Caledonia, Kanaks have been gripped in an existential struggle with a heavyweight European power determined to keep the archipelago firmly under the control of Paris, writes Eugene Doyle.

Socialist Alliance Merri-bek councillor Sue Bolton wants Labor to abandon the move from proportional representation to single-member wards. Darren Saffin reports.

 

Kanaks protesting in Paris

Colin Falconer provides invaluable background to the uprising in Kanaky/New Caledonia, over France's latest attempt to derail independence.

Daria Kozyreva, Boris Kagarlitsky, Bohdan Ziza

Russian president Vladimir Putin's regime is using anti-terror laws to step up its repression at home and in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, reports Federico Fuentes.

The ICC prosecutor’s assessment follows the now increasingly acknowledged claim that Israel’s army and security forces have unleashed needless killing and suffering. Binoy Kampmark reports.

After an eight-week Gaza solidarity encampment and a week-long occupation of Mamoud’s Hall, the University of Melbourne has agreed to disclose its funding arrangements with weapons corporations. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

student encampments and staff picketing

Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah argue that Israel will fail in its military objectives in Gaza because of the Palestinian people’s resistance, which is buttressed by an growing anti-war movement in the United States and the condemnation of the world’s majority.

mural in a bus stop in Kanaky

Respected journalist, author and solidarity activist David Robie writes that while Paris reacts with a heavy-handed security crackdown against the revolt in Kanaky (New Caledonia), it cannot stifle the desire for independence.

protesters against Russia's war on Ukraine

Ukrainian trade unionists in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih have issued an important appeal for solidarity in the lead up to June 6–9 European Union (EU) elections, reminding Europe’s politicians that workers always bear the greatest burden of war, reports Federico Fuentes.

As support for Israel drops, supporters of the Zionist project feel more isolated and become more hysterical. Sue Bull reports.

Without David McBride's whistle-blowing, the ABC would not have published the Afghan Files. The Brereton Inquiry into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan also validated his efforts, argues Binoy Kampmark.