Standing Against NATO and AUKUS a Key Issue for the Peace Movement

Dr Jenny Clegg On Saturday January 21, Britain’s Stop the War Coalition organised its first-ever trade union conference. Speakers included former Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP; President of the RMT rail workers union Alex Gordon; Deputy President of the PCS civil service union Martin Cavanagh; Alex Kenny from the National Education Union;…

Nothing Good Will Come from the New Cold War with Australia as a Frontline State

Tricontinental The US Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Indian Navy during Exercise Malabar 2022. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Jarmiolowski/US Navy On 15 November 2022, during the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia),…

Who Owns Solomon Islands Now?

Sofia Pale On August 26, 2022, news broke that the Solomon Islands had refused to allow a US Coast Guard ship to refuel in its port. In the history of the South Pacific, only New Zealand did so in 1985, when it barred a US nuclear-powered naval vessel from visiting its port. In 1987, Wellington…

How Can Americans Tolerate U.S. Government’s Crucifixion of Julian Assange?

Eric Zuesse Julian Assange has long been in solitary-confinement imprisonment in Britain awaiting extradition to America on charges which could bring him 175 years in prison, but he has never been convicted of anything, and the U.S. Government has violated both the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws by having thus imprisoned him for over a…

Perpetual War: Western Arms and Money Delivered to Ukraine

Observateur Continental Western countries have provided Kiev with more than $10 billion in military aid since February 24, 2022, when the Russian special military operation in Ukraine began. Which weapons and which countries have provided or promised to provide Kiev? The United States leads in terms of aid to Ukraine: according to the White House,…

Washington Splits Asia in Two

Dmitry Bokarev The modern world is torn by contradictions: the US and its allies, accustomed to global domination, seek to maintain and expand their position at the expense of the interests of other countries, leading to crises and conflicts. In the Middle East, wars have been raging for decades, and in Europe, fighting has broken…

Washington’s Indo-Pacific “Allies” Refuse to Host US Missiles

Brian Berletic As part of Washington’s long-standing strategy of encircling and containing China, it seeks to add to its already immense military footprint along China’s periphery, missile installations and specifically, ground-based intermediate-range missiles (GBIRMs) across the Indo-Pacific Region. A research paper funded by the US government and published by the RAND Corporation titled, “Ground-Based Intermediate-Range Missiles in…

No to a New Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific

Carlos Martinez The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be…

NATO and AUKUS: The Makings of an Asian NATO

Dr Jenny Clegg House of Hegemony Illustration: Liu Rui/GT In this recent presentation to the International Manifesto Group webinar, The Case Against NATO, Dr Jenny Clegg traces the makings of an Asian NATO via such mechanisms as AUKUS and the Quad whose fundamental purposes are to contain and confront a rising China. She further draws attention…

No to US/Australian Attempts to Revive the Monroe Doctrine in the South Pacific

Responding to a question from a Bloomberg journalist, Wang Wenbin comprehensively rejected accusations made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that China was planning to build a military base on the Solomon Islands. Wang Wenbin further highlighted the hypocritical nature of US and Australian commentary and behavior, noting that the two are attempting to construct…

Solomon Islands: A Risky Move Out From Under Western Control

Brian Berletic The Solomon Islands are in the process of cementing into place a security pact with China. According to an alleged leaked draft, this pact includes provisions allowing the Solomon Islands to request the presence of Chinese police and military personnel to “assist in maintaining social order, protecting people’s lives and property, providing humanitarian…

What Kind of “Left” Attacks the Working Class as Fascist?

Editorial Comment: I concur with the author’s comments, but would emphasize that I am not against vaccines, but oppose mandates, threats and coercion, as they are a violation of our basic human rights enshrined in both international and national laws. Regarding Latin America, other matters must be considered. Cuba’s vaccines have never served “big pharma”…

The Straw Man: “Fascism” in the Freedom Movement

A section of the 1 to 2 million strong “Convoy to Canberra” which beset the Federal Parliament in Canberra on February 12, 2022. 17-02-2022: It was the largest demonstration in Australia’s political history, by a huge margin. The Freedom Convoy to Canberra, which culminated in a mass march and rally on February 12 to Parliament…