Hannah Middleton

The Guardian • Hannah Middleton

John Pilger. Issue #2083

John Pilger tribute

One of the greatest journalists of our era has died. John Pilger, powerful critical journalist, prolific author, world-changing filmmaker, foreign and war correspondent died in...

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Issue #2024

“AUKUS is about US imperialism”

The following is a contribution delivered by Dr Hannah Middleton to the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) International Conference held in...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2101

LETTERS

Brutal, not unavoidable Dear Editor, Rupert Murdoch’s Adelaide Advertiser pats itself on the back. It boasts on the front page that it “sets the agenda...

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Issue #2039

Japan’s dangerous military expansion

On December 16 last year, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a new defence strategy that doubled Japan’s military spending by 2027. The biggest military...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2037

Peace Notes

By Hannah Middleton Welcome to Peace Notes, a fortnightly column which will cover militarisation and its impacts as well as people’s efforts to ensure peace...

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Issue #2005

The criminal madness of Morrison and Dutton militarising Australia

The 2022-23 budget confirms and expands the criminal madness of the last seven months, when the Morrison government has committed unbelievable billions of dollars to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2083

PEACE NOTES

We welcome a new year with a reinforced understanding that imperialism’s death throes are inflicting unprecedented death and destruction as well as the danger of...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2063

PEACE NOTES

“As a colonised people, its not glamorous … you look at all the social indicators from poverty to homelessness to drug and alcohol addition, abuse,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2061

PEACE NOTES

Good news is rare for peace, but recently the NSW Department of Education amended its policy to add weapons companies to the list of inappropriate...

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Issue #1977

The fight continues

Fifty-five years ago, on 23rd August, 1966, about 200 stockmen and their families walked off the Wave Hill cattle station, owned by British Lord Vestey, in protest at the appalling wages and conditions they were forced to endure.

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2089

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Domicide is a new word, defined as “the planned, deliberate destruction of someone’s home, causing suffering to the dweller.” On 30 January, the...

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Issue #1999

ON DEFENCE: ALP and Coalition of little difference

There is little more powerful evidence of how far the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has moved from traditional social democracy than its current policies on...

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The Great Omari Mosque before its destruction. Issue #2087

Cultural genocide in Gaza

Gaza’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry estimates that as many as 104 mosques have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the Israeli assault. Isber...

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Issue #2016

Beware the “Asian NATO”

From 28-30th June, NATO leaders met in Madrid, producing a new Strategic Concept and declaring that Russia and China are the key threats to western...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2049

There is a slogan “Peace is Union Business” which remains significant today. Workers in their trade unions have a unique capacity to work for peace,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2101

PEACE NOTES

Australian universities are deeply involved in military research and development. Western Sydney University, the University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, and the University of...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2041

PEACE NOTES

Just 80 years after the end of World War II, German tanks are again threatening Russia. At an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the...

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Issue #1990

NO nuclear submarines: NO AUKUS treaty – NO war on China

New anti-AUKUS coalitions around the county are gearing up for this weekend (10th-12th December).

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2045

PEACE NOTES

The current debate over who can decide if Australia goes to war is more urgent and important than ever, now that the rhetoric around war...

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Issue #2031

If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?

The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...

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The second NASA launch from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Issue #2015

Dangers of space launches

A second NASA rocket was launched into space from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory on 6th July. It follows the first NASA launch on...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2059

PEACE NOTES

Whose Artemis? Hannah Middleton More than 50 years after the first human stepped onto the lunar surface, the moon has become a strategic asset hosting...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2039

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton We face two crises which could ultimately destroy humanity and our planet – nuclear and climate Armageddon. A report – Climate Collateral –...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2099

PEACE NOTES

BIDEN MANOEUVRES TO SAVE VOTES Facing fast growing opposition to the Israeli genocide in Gaza, US President Biden is manoeuvring to save votes in the...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2071

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton I recently saw a commercial TV promotion showing a a nuclear-powered submarine and a reporter saying it is invisible. This is rubbish. Since...

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Issue #2039

Invasion Day rallies demand “Treaty before Voice”

As many as 100,000 people took to the streets with rallies and marches in every state and territory on Invasion Day, 26th January. Protestors held...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2069

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton While the United States is colonising northern Australia, occupying Australian military bases and ports, bringing in nuclear submarines and nuclear-capable B52 planes, establishing...

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Spy. Issue #2066

US spies take over

At the recent AUSMIN (Australia-United States Ministerial) talks in Brisbane, it was announced that US intelligence operatives will be integrated into Australia’s Defence Intelligence Organisation...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2065

PEACE NOTES

The military tentacles of imperialism reach out into all parts of the globe as it struggles to maintain its domination. The Arctic is no exception....

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Issue #2042

Talking About Land Rights

To sustain life people have to produce food, clothing, shelter and other necessities. The process of production takes place within the interaction between human society...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2043

PEACE NOTES

In the latest escalation in Australia’s increasingly forceful campaign to manufacture consent for war with China, the Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia has aired a jaw-droppingly...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2103

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton More than two million Palestinian civilians, including one million children, are trapped in the densely populated Gaza Strip. The casualty figures as of...

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Issue #2017

Hiroshima Nagasaki never again

Sign the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons Build a peaceful pacific On 6th August, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2053

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton There is always money for the military, no matter how bad the budget bottom line is. The Federal government plans to spend about...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2079

PEACE NOTES

Expel the Merchants of Death Hannah Middleton War is good for business. Armaments corporations are raking in billions from death, suffering, and destruction. It is...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2085

PEACE NOTES

At a recent Gaza solidarity rally in Sydney, Communist Party of Australia members collected over 160 signatures on letters to Australia’s Future Fund chair Peter...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2087

PEACE NOTES

Israeli crimes in Gaza are bringing some unpleasant new words into our vocabularies. Two are “unchilding” and “domicide.” The victimisation by Israel of Palestinian children...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2091

PEACE NOTES

There is so much going on, militarily and commercially, in space that it is impossible to cover it all. Here are a few snippets. Bruce...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2095

PEACE NOTES

Global Action on Military Spending has issued a statement for its days of action from 12 April to 15 May. The statement, “Disarmament now to...

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Hammer and sickle held up high. Issue #2078

November 7 – Why we celebrate

On or around 7 November Communists in Australia and around the world commemorate the October Revolution, also known as the Russian Revolution. The October Revolution...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2067

More War Games

Australia has just hosted the Malabar Exercises which were held in Sydney and across the NSW south coast from 10th to 21st August. The naval...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2097

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton As we pass 200 days of Israel’s military assault on Gaza, the death toll has reached 35,000 and the aid blockade has subjected...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2075

PEACE NOTES

Dying for inches Hannah Middleton This issue of Peace Notes is from a recent article by Caitlin Johnson “People are dying for inches in Ukraine,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2073

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton With the escalating development of space warfare facilities in Australia, as part of the AUKUS deal, it is useful to look at how...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2093

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton The US-Australia Force Posture Agreement (FPA), signed in 2014, provides the legal basis for the comprehensive US militarisation of Australia, especially the north,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2051

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Brigadier General Anthony Mastalir, the head of US Space Forces Indo-Pacific, says it is critical to get the Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC)...

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Issue #1971

Stop Talisman Sabre war games!

US-Australian war games, currently being played in Queensland, should be cancelled for compelling security, environmental, economic, and health reasons.

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NATO with a do not symbol over it. Issue #2062

NO TO NATO

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 - 12 July. Albanese was present as part...

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Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles. Issue #2082

SACK MARLES!

The US-led military buildup in Australia for war with China is like nothing this country has ever experienced before – and US sycophant, Australian defence...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2057

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Russia and Belarus have signed a deal to deploy Russian tactical nuclear missiles in Belarus. “In the context of an extremely sharp escalation...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2055

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Papua New Guinea is being pressurised by the US and Australia to join their plans for war on China. PNG’s location north of...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2081

PEACE NOTES

Asked about the function of the US nuclear arsenal, Joseph Gerson, President of the US Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, told the Morning...

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A picture of a picture, taken at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum after the bomb was dropped.. Issue #2063

For a nuclear free Australia

The 6th of August this year is the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Though Nazi Germany was defeated on 8th May 1945,...

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Issue #2045

NO AUKUS

Under the appalling AUKUS plan announced by US President Biden on Tuesday (Australian time), Australia will begin hosting US nuclear-powered and armed submarines from this...

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Perth rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

There is absolutely no excuse for the Netanyahu government to act in the way it is, raining down artillery shells and bombs on a trapped...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2079

SHAME ALBO SHAME

The genocide taking place in Gaza has not stopped for over 30 days. The death toll in what the United Nations is calling the “children’s...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2086

Palestine: FUND UNRWA!

Norwegian Labour MP Asmund Aukrust has nominated the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the Nobel Peace Prize “for its long-term work to...

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Astronaut working outside of craft. Issue #2051

Military uses for Arnhem Space Centre

Last year the Guardian reported on the development of the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) in north-east Arnhem Land in the remote Northern Territory. We warned...

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Issue #2067

Stop AUKUS!

Labor’s war hawks succeeded in cementing AUKUS and the nuclear submarines and missiles that go with it in the party’s platform at its national conference...

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Fidel's Centre, SA Issue #2106

Fidel’s Centre

Fidel’s Centre was officially opened on 13 August 2016 to commemorate Fidel’s birthday with comrade Hannah Middleton as the guest speaker. Prior to that, it...

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Issue #2051

Selling out Australia

In recent years, former US Navy officials have played critical but secretive roles as paid advisers to Australian governments. Since 2015, six retired US admirals...

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