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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2061

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2063

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“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 #2083

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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 #2089

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2041

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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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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 #2059

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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

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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 #2045

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2099

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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 #2069

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2071

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2043

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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 #2077

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SALAM EACE HALOM Hannah Middleton Professor Mark Beeson from the University of Technology Sydney writes: “If we are looking for historical parallels and lessons, then the razing...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2079

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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 #2095

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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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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 #2047

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put together six years worth of work by 700 scientists. Thousands of scientific studies were...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2085

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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

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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

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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 #2097

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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

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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 #2093

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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 #2073

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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 #2051

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2057

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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

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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

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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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