Japan’s radioactive dumping ground
Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government prepares to release radioactive wastewater from the power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Social imperialism: its history and effects
In some sections of the international communist movement today, China is characterised as imperialist, capitalist, or “social imperialist.” Despite being around since the turn of the last century, the phrase “social imperialism” really took flight when the international communist movement split in the 1960s under the weight of the divisions between the Soviet Union and China.
Ironic for Morrison to draw red line without respecting others’
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison just drew a “red line” for China. Australian media widely reported on Sunday that Morrison claimed China building a military...
By engaging with China, Pacific countries seek their own paths out of poverty
From 24th May to 4th June, 2022, China’s highly experienced Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and a large delegation visited eight Pacific countries in person, as...
Telstra buys Digicel Pacific and tax payers foot the bill
The multinational telecommunications company Digicel, has recently (14th July, 2022) completed the sale of its Pacific subsidiary to Telstra. While there has been much huffing...
The US Department of Defence recently went through the formality of asking Congress to give it the go-ahead to fund facilities in Australia to process...
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:...
Australia fails the Pacific islands
The small, low-lying Pacific islands are often described as “the canary in the coalmine.” The very existence and lives of their people are threatened by climate change.
Preparing for war does not preserve peace
Everyday in our news cycle the drums of of war become louder. Last month, however, that messaging received a massive boost when Defence Minister Peter...
Australia’s political hypocrisy in the Pacific
A draft security cooperation agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands was leaked catching the Australian government by surprise. The proposed...
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...
CPA at protests around the country
The CPA fighting for aged care workers in Perth. Around 500 workers rallied at the Perth Cultural Centre demanding respect for aged care workers and...
A historical perspective brings into sharper focus US imperialism’s strategies in the Asia-Pacific since WW2. The victory over fascism – German Nazism and Japanese militarism,...
ACT Supreme Court ends prosecution of Bernard Collaery
The prosecution of Bernard Collaery has been officially ended after the new federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus ordered the charges levelled at Collaery to be dropped....
“The window for 1.5 degrees is rapidly closing. Every fraction of a degree matters. Every ton of carbon dioxide counts. We need immediate and drastic...