Military

The Guardian • Military

Apotheosis of Washington (detail) on the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington. Issue #2064

Why the US is a Fascist State

Anyone who has been to Washington DC and visited the Capitol, looking up at the Dome, the viewer is treated to an imposing sight. On...

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Issue #2004

Fighter jets or green electricity

On 28th March, the government came clean on one of its’ worst kept secrets of the decade when it announced its decision (again) to purchase...

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US soldier in Shoalwater Bay during Talisman Sabre 2011. Issue #2058

Costly friendship: Australia and the US Civil War

With the AUKUS agreement, the United States military build-up in Australia and the upcoming Exercise Talisman Sabre war games, between the Australian Defence Force (ADF)...

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Issue #1992

Australia’s military deal with South Korea: a hidden past

On 13th December 2021, Australia signed an unprecedented billion-dollar defence contract with the Republic of South Korea (ROK).

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Issue #1976

Djibouti Africa – its international significance

Djibouti is a country of modest size but geopolitically significant, especially when its proximity to Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda, is considered.

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Issue #1992

Thanks but no tanks, rats please?

“You can’t make everything free,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

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Issue #2024

Defence programmes in SA schools

In 2010 the then-Federal Government announced a pilot programme to develop a defence curriculum. Three South Australian government schools were initially selected to develop this...

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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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US President Joe Biden. Issue #2082

Halifax International Security Forum: a thieves’ kitchen

The Halifax International Security Forum has just completed its annual summit in Nova Scotia. It describes itself as a forum and network for international government...

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Issue #1948

Military uses predatory recruitment on Australian youth

The end of 2020 brought about the end of a particularly difficult and disruptive year 12 for the nation’s school leavers.

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Issue #2087

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Central Election Commission has announced the four candidates who will be contesting the position of the President of Russia in the March presidential elections....

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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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Issue #1991

Year in review

2021 has been a year that has intensified the elements of the class struggle we have been experiencing since the pandemic arrived in Australia in 2020.

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Greenville, NC Police Department. Issue #2064

The Police-Industrial-Complex

US citizens believe they have the right to representative democracy, freedom of speech, religious worship, a free press, and equality before the law with a...

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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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Issue #2056

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PAKISTAN: Militants attacked a Pakistani security post near the country’s border with Iran last week, triggering a shoot-out that killed two soldiers, the military said....

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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 #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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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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Anti Iraq war rally. Issue #2086

The Cabinet Papers and the Iraq War

No one knows with certainty how many people have been killed and wounded in Iraq since the 2003 United States invasion. Between 280,771 and 315,190...

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NZ soldiers in creek playing war games. Issue #2087

Australia and New Zealand’s ‘seamless’ march to militarisation

The latest step in the militarisation of the Indo-Pacific has been taken. The inaugural ANZMIN ‘2+2’ joint meeting of Australian and New Zealand foreign and...

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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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Issue #1957

Gov’t spends billions on military, but people get none!

It seems in every facet Australia is inching closer towards transforming into its transpacific cousin, the United States of America.

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Rally to ‘Cancel Talisman Sabre 23’ held at the Sydney Town Hall on July 19. Issue #2066

Talisman Sabre 23

Talisman Sabre 23 Talisman Sabre 23 came to Australia amid a blast of PR media showing big war machines whipping through the seas along our...

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Chile 11 September display. Issue #2070

Chile 11 September

MELBOURNE: There were tears, poetry, song, and many heartfelt speeches this week at a gathering to pay tribute to all those who suffered in the...

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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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US soldier in Shoalwater Bay during Talisman Sabre 2011. Issue #2052

Australia-USA exercise Talisman Sabre: Preparing for war in Taiwan

According to the Australian Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, Exercise Talisman Sabre is the largest war game ever held between the Australian Defence Force (ADF)...

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Issue #2052

Not a People’s Budget

Budgets involve a redistribution of wealth reflecting government priorities and serving class interests. The 2023-24 federal budget has clear priorities. The big winners are the...

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Issue #2085

EDITORIAL

Around this time of year, the question of liking, loving, or being proud of our country comes up a lot. At Invasion Day events, people...

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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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