Musings on governance: past, present, and future
The present lack of mass support for a genuinely working-class party in countries such as Australia, the UK, and the US, is a void that ensures that the mainstream space of political discourse is unanimous in its backing for ruling-class interests, against those of the working people.
Dear Editor, Why is it that despite many developed countries, such as the US, UK, and almost all members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...
Ramifications of the US blockade on Cuba – international socialism
From its inception in 1962, the embargo against Cuba has remained the most comprehensive US economic sanctions regime against any country in the world.
Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena
Fernandes explains Australia’s transference of subservience from the United Kingdom to the United States of America since World War II. His lucid explanation reveals that...
Cybersecurity – who’s secure? Revelations by the Pegasus Project
Since 2016, Amnesty International’s Security Lab has been involved with a group known as the Pegasus Project to investigate the abuse of more than 50,000 phone numbers.
Socialist and capitalist response to COVID-19 and vaccinations
Now more than ever is probably a good time to look at the difference in responses between socialist and capitalist countries
Joan Williams – author, peace activist and fighter for women’s rights
When awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1996, Joan Williams accepted it on behalf of “her unrecognised sisters who serve the community.”
Katharine Susannah Prichard
The historical period in which Katharine Susannah Prichard grew up proved tumultuous politically.
A Cohesive Society After Capitalism
It seems that the capitalist way of living has been with us forever, but it has only come about since early global trading developed around the sixteenth century.
Under the cloak of the global pandemic, the US military-industrial complex is gleefully organising another war to rescue capitalism. The propaganda machine has certainly made...
Why America is alarmed
Every five years, the delegates of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 96 million members – meet to elect its top leaders and set...
The wane of the West
How many millions of innocent civilians have died in retaliation for what is usually a considerably lesser number of people attacked and killed by a terrorist action?
Australian-UK-US nuclear submarine deal exposes civilian-military links
Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone, writing for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, highlighted several salient points in their paper, telling us a lot about the thinking of those pushing nuclear energy.
World beyond war – global peace wave
Over the weekend 25-26 June, people all over the world joined up to protest the continual wars around the globe. Naturally, because of the time...
Rallies in Perth push for climate action
The WA Forest Alliance had a busy week, holding their Grand Postcard Delivery Rally in West Perth on Wednesday 10th March.
What is to be done, and how not to do it
I have been inspired to write this by reading Amitav Ghosh’s brilliant novel The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, which ends: “Much,...
Weapons corporations are making a killing
Weapons corporations are making a killing exporting terror around the world. While the USA’s top five weapons contractors make profits topping $200 billion, they’re never...
Putin and Xi plot to escape SWIFT
At present, in the midst of the panic and pandemonium being created by the world’s press about Russia and China, no one has mentioned that...
In the early 1960s, Somalia – a country of some 10mil people – was one of the first African countries to enjoy a democratic transfer...
Softening its mates up for another war?
Has anyone actually scrutinised the piffle that Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, recently came out with?
Afghanistan, will the US lose the war as well as the peace?
It’s little wonder that Joe Biden wants to get his troops out of Afghanistan.
Minnow Australia in the Anglosphere
Why does Australia want nuclear submarines at all? The 2016 Defence White Paper tell us that “the key capabilities of the future submarine will include:...
Independent & Peaceful Australia Network webinar on Defence and Foreign Policy
The lockdowns brought about by the pandemic have proved there is a silver lining to every cloud. It has introduced me to “zooming” and a wealth of wonderfully informative webinars: this one held on 25th March by IPAN, being no exception.
Morrison’s devious campaigning on climate change (amongst other things)
Most people are bewailing the lack of leadership we’re experiencing at the moment, with many believing our politicians are “thick.” I prefer the word “devious,”...
“Justice for JC” Protest, West Perth
On the steps of the West Australian Parliament House on Thursday 28th October, I attended a protest with about 100 other people, mostly Indigenous, calling for justice for JC.
Let’s look at the reasons why Pacific Islanders hate nuclear and AUKUS
Between 1946 and 1958, the United States tested sixty-seven nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands.
Scandals INC. – LNP Coalition
It must be something to do with our convict past: a country built upon shonky dealings, dog-eat-dog values, and capitalist ethics (that’s an oxymoron)! So, by 2021, our political representatives have made non-accountability into a fine art.
Sham carbon projects have cost taxpayers $1 billion
The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has spent more than one billion dollars of public money on projects which do not have a chance in hell...
Industrial policy for Australia post COVID-19 webinar
This webinar proved to be a most interesting Q&A debate between Sarah Howe, chairing the session and Professor John McKay, Hon. Prof of the Faculty of the Arts and Education at Deakin University.
Let’s rebuild the anti-war movement
There are many Australians currently opposed to the AUKUS pact with all its sinister implications for our country since it was first handed to us...
Our Machiavellian Prime Minister’s secret committees
A recent ruling by Justice Richard White in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), has confirmed that all working documents for the meetings of federal, state, and territory leaders are made accessible under freedom of information law.
Horn of Africa
It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa.
Effect of the military on carbon emissions and soil pollution
Every second year the US and Australian military hold war games, called Talisman Sabre in Queensland, in areas of high environmental significance: some being world heritage areas and natural heritage sites.
Where’s the fair go gone?
Since 9/11, we’ve experienced governments giving enormous powers to police forces and intelligence services in order to facilitate anti-terrorist laws.
Nuclear (con) fusion
It’s increasingly evident that the reason the LNP quietly introduced the AUKUS pact into Australia just prior to the nation going into an election, was...
The Warfare State
The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies has released an analysis of the militarised budget in the United States, titled “The Warfare...