Imperialism & war

NATO globalisation

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calls for the “globalisation” of NATO to pre-empt “threats in the Indo-Pacific”, namely China, William Briggs reports.

Anti war protest in Helsinki

As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden are closer than ever to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Duroyan Fertl spoke to Pinja Vuorinen, Chair of the Left Youth of Finland about the debate.

Socialist Alliance Victorian Senate candidate Felix Dance criticised the Coalition's “khaki election” strategy, saying “war is a racket”.

Berlin protests the war on Ukraine

For Ukrainian refugees in Berlin, like those in Warsaw, Chisinau, and elsewhere, this war isn’t about support for Zelensky or NATO, writes Marcel Cartier. It is about defending their identity as Ukrainians.

Ukrainian refugees cross into Poland

Pressured by Western imperialism on one hand and harassed by neighbouring Russian imperialism on the other, Bruno Magalhães examines Poland's history of reaction and revolt.

Swedish journalist Bella Frank discusses the debate in Sweden on NATO membership that was triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Peace

Peace is not just the absence of war; it is real security, writes Jeremy Corbyn.

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuba is walking a diplomatic tightrope when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Al Aqsa mosque under attack

Maureen Clare Murphy reports that Israeli occupation forces attacked Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, wounding more than 150 Palestinians, while it was filled with Ramadan worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar.

Munitions found during bomb disposal in Mykolaiv

While Russia’s war against Ukraine was a violation of that country’s sovereignty, US President Joe Biden’s raising of war crimes charges against Russia is the height of hypocrisy, writes Barry Sheppard.

Global military spending rose last year to more than US$2.8 trillion, an average of more than $8.1 billion every day, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Kerry Smith reports.

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.

Barbed wire

This month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Free Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's fate now rests in the hands of British Home Secretary Priti Patel, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Suzanne James spoke to Socialist Alliance candidate for the NSW Senate Dr Niko Leka about refugee and asylum seeker policy, addressing the climate crisis and the need for universal health care.

Anti-war and peace activists are planning to picket a naval arms bazaar, Indo Pacific Expo, being organised in Sydney. Pip Hinman reports.

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