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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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NATO’s air policing mission over Poland, March 2023. Issue #2057

US-NATO air war provocation

Germany has invited the US and its other NATO allies to start the biggest war provocation in history in its airspace this week. The simulated...

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Issue #2059

Starbucks ditches Pride for profit

WASHINGTON: Somebody tell Starbucks’s bosses that June is Pride Month. They’ve gone in the other direction. An internal memo, leaked to Starbucks Workers United (SWU)...

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Front cover of Issue #2060

Battle against book bans

NEW YORK: Bans on books centring LGBTQ+ people and people of colour are sweeping the country. Led by far-right parents and politicians claiming books dealing...

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Family moments. Issue #2058

Child labour common in US

Children are our future, and they need to be taken good care of in any society. However, in the United States, child labour is common...

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Space craft. Issue #2063

Space War?

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) between the United States and the Soviet Union sought all nations to avoid any future “land grab” leading to...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2037

WEASEL WORDS

plans (plænz) – we’ve got … Everyone has plans. Like “arguing for,” having plans can be a weaslish way to distract you from a total...

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Daniel Ellsberg. Issue #2059

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg, once known as “the most dangerous man in America,” died on 16th June 2023 at the age of 92. In 1969 he was...

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Tereshkova in space helmet. Issue #2061

Tereshkova first woman in space

On 16th June 1963, at the age of 26, Valentina V Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space, a major Soviet engineering and...

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Issue #2032

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis Sixty Years

Sixty years ago during the Cold War the world came close to a nuclear war between the two superpowers of the day, the Soviet Union...

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Issue #2037

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...

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Julian Assange rally Issue #2060

Statement on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

We strongly condemn the ongoing extradition proceedings relating to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder under the Espionage Act and Computer Fraud Abuse Act. Assange has...

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Issue #2063

Call to action against war

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) is campaigning for an Australia that is committed to peace, justice and a nuclear-free world. In Australia, this starts with...

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Peace negotiations. Issue #2062

Korean war armistice: 70 years on

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War (1951-1953). The war remains a humiliation for the US. On the 27th...

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A person in festive costume, Carazo, Nicaragua. Issue #2065

Nicaragua: the path to independence

The years under neo-liberalism in Nicaragua saw trade union rights stripped away, collective bargaining agreements junked and, as trade union strength waned, living standards plummeted....

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Cuban visitors welcomed in Perth. Issue #2080

No reason to keep Cuba on terrorism list

Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, member of the Political Bureau and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, affirmed that there is no valid and reasonable argument for...

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Issue #2044

Atlanta’s Cop City

In August 2021, the City of Atlanta shocked its citizens when it announced plans to construct a US $90m police training complex in the middle...

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Issue #2046

Call to end Cuban embargo: 63 years of suffering

On 10th February 2023, local councillors in Washington DC put up resolution PR25-0113 calling for the Biden administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors...

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Hands behind prison bars. Issue #2060

4th July: land of the un-free

Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July, commemorating their independence from Britain in 1776. School children and adults are taught that the United States...

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Global briefs Issue #2062

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SYRIA: The Syrians gave a green light last week for the United Nations to use a key crossing from Turkey to the country’s rebel-held north-west...

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in Den Haag. Issue #2065

US shapes ICC to its agenda

Anyone supposing that the newfound enthusiasm in Washington for the International Criminal Court (ICC) would open the door for justice for Palestinians ought not to...

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Issue #2068

Silencing The Lambs (How propaganda works)

In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the...

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'Endless Holocausts: US Imperialism as the Highest Stage of Capitalism' book cover. Issue #2073

‘Endless Holocausts: US Imperialism as the Highest Stage of Capitalism’ by David M Smith

Endless Holocausts: Mass Death in the History of the United States Empire by David M Smith is an encyclopaedic overview of the atrocities and the...

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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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Traditional and modern China. Issue #2085

Anti-China economics threaten the world

The mind of the average bourgeois economist at first appears disordered and schizophrenic. But there is an almost orchestrated approach to their anti-China reporting that...

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Issue #2040

Solidarity with the Peruvian people

Communist and workers’ parties around the world have expressed their condemnation at the removal of Peruvian president Pedro Castillo in a right-wing coup d’état last...

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Global briefs Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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Issue #2045

President Biden’s new discriminatory immigration policy

On 2nd February 2023, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that of the 998 children detained at the US-Mexico, border under the President...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2049

Weasel Words

Hitler (just like) By now, everyone has heard of “Godwin’s law”, an internet saying amounting to this: if you compare someone to Hitler or the...

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Prison cells. Issue #2064

The US Prison in film: A Marxist View

In the “land of the free,” millions languish in prisons in the name of law and order. The prison, as an institution, is used by...

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Issue #2068

Angela Y. Davis – ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’ revisited

In 1969 Dr Angela Y. Davis was fired from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for being a member of the Communist Party USA...

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Global briefs Issue #2086

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: According to a joint statement from Australia, Bahrein, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, strikes were conducted...

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Issue #2035

DINGO

The latest cost estimate for taxpayers of Australia’s pending nuclear submarines at more than $170 billion. Don’t be surprised when Australia’s supply of weaponry to...

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Space and technology Issue #2050

No weapons in space

As the US war preparations escalate, its plans for domination here on earth also extend to the weaponising of space. At the UN Conference on...

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Anti-gun rally - Issue #2053

US school shootings and gun manufacturing capitalism

On 29th January 1979 Brenda Spencer, a 16-year-old girl, shot and killed the principal and a custodian, and wounded eight children and a police officer...

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US dollars. Issue #2056

A history of US debt

The US Congress has approved a bill to lift the country’s US$31.4 trillion debt ceiling days before its default. The day after it passed the...

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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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Global briefs 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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Issue #2041

“Hands off the world”

On 2nd February 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr of the Philippines met with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin at Malacañang Palace in Manila, where they...

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Global briefs Issue #2044

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel criticised the inclusion of his country in the US Department of State’s list of “States sponsor of terrorism.” “The US...

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Global briefs Issue #2046

GLOBAL BRIEFS

HONDURAS: The President of Honduras has announced that the country will seek to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China instead of Taiwan. The Foreign Minister...

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Global briefs Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Global briefs Issue #2050

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: The deputies of the newly constituted National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) re-elected Miguel Diaz Canel as President of the Republic of Cuba with...

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Man next to shopping trolley. Issue #2065

USA: Hunger and food insecurity

The United States is a net exporter of food, yet hunger is a worsening phenomenon with many Americans unable to buy basic foods, due to...

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‘The Fate of Food’ by Amanda Little book cover. Issue #2073

‘The Fate of Food’ by Amanda Little

Is new technology the solution to feeding the world? In The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Amanda Little...

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A woman covers her son with a blanket after fleeing the war from neighbouring Ukraine at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland. Issue #2090

Desperation and self-deception in Imperialism’s war against Russia

The US-NATO war against Russia has gone very badly. It is now two years since the first shots were fired and there is a sense...

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Issue #2039

US imperialism and the gangs of LA

By November 2022 over 58,000 people, accused of having gang affiliations had been arrested in El Salvador, filling up its already overcrowded prisons. Most arrests...

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Issue #2044

US Congress passes the “Denouncing the Horrors of Socialism” Bill

On 7th February, 2023, the US House of Representatives passed the “Denouncing the Horrors of Socialism” Bill, with 219 Republicans and 109 Democrats voting for...

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Issue #2050

63 years: A call to end the Cuban blockade

On 10th February 2023, local councillors in Washington DC put up resolution PR25-0113 calling for the Biden administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors...

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Police violence in US. Issue #2058

US Police Violence

On 16th June the US Justice Department announced that the Minneapolis Police Department needed to be reformed. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division had launched...

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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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Global briefs Issue #2065

NATIONAL BRIEFS

UNITED NATIONS: Global prices for food commodities such as rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out...

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Global briefs Issue #2071

GLOBAL BRIEFS

AFRICA: Three former French colonies – Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali have formed a defensive alliance. Alliance of Sahel States (AES) aims to jointly combat...

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Global briefs Issue #2075

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALAYSIA: Thousands of people gathered near Malaysia’s National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur carrying Palestinian flags and chanting ‘Free Palestine.’ Strict security measures were in place,...

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Masthead of PDF version of Monthly Review. Issue #2090

Media: Monthly Review

Graham Drew

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The Echidna Strategy: Australia’s Search for Power and Peace. Issue #2079

The Echidna Strategy: Australiaís Search for Power and Peace

Sam Roggeveen is Director of the conservative Lowy Institute’s International Security Program, and used to work for the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence...

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Issue #2043

Book Banning American Style

For anyone who is a book lover what is happening across the USA will be shocking. Over the past year, a nationwide campaign has removed...

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Issue #2046

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Humanity faces two major existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The doomsday clock is ticking on both these threats. Ironically, the US...

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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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Global briefs Issue #2074

GLOBAL BRIEFS

USA: US Republican House Representative Marjory Taylor Greene has raised concerns about the weapons Hamas militants used in their attack on Israel. Greene suggested in...

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NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Issue #2085

NATO, USA war drills and the threat of imperialist war

The next three months will see NATO forces flexing their muscles in a provocative set of war games and manoeuvres in Europe. 90,000 troops will...

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Issue #2089

DINGO

Dingo has noted previously the big noise in the mass media about the anti-Russian sanctions of the US and the European Union over the operation...

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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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Issue #2044

Black troops killed by white US soldiers

There has long been a rumour in Queensland that dozens of African American troops were killed by their white officers during World War II, but...

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Issue #2047

US maternal death rate highest in developed world

According to a recent report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maternal mortality rose by 40 per cent at the height...

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Global briefs Issue #2053

GLOBAL BRIEFS

INDIA: The Indian state of Karnataka held the most crucial state election before parliamentary elections due in 2024. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered...

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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 #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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Global briefs Issue #2072

GLOBAL BRIEFS

USA: The second US-Pacific Summit took place in the USA. Two Pacific countries decided to stay away from the meeting – the Solomon Islands and...

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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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Issue #2045

Beating the war drums

Marx noted that in military state capitalism, building and operating the armed forces and the arms manufacturers is the primary activity of government. Last week...

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Talisman Sabre war games in Queensland – June 2005. Issue #2055

US Military Build-up in Australia

In the upcoming Exercise Talisman Sabre war games, between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States military, an expected 30,000 military personnel will participate...

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Issue #2072

Fighting with America

In September 1951, during the Korean War, Australia and New Zealand, signed the ANZUS treaty. In Fighting with America James Curran, Professor of History at...

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Global briefs Issue #2076

GLOBAL BRIEFS

ARGENTINA: Argentina’s Economy Minister Segio Massa and the leader of the far-right Liberty Advances party, Javier Milei have advanced to the 2nd round of the...

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Issue #2078

GREEN NOTES

Who’s the pariah? How often do you hear the Western leaders, including Australia’s, point the finger at the People’s Republic of China as the world’s...

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Issue #2080

Albanese in Tuvalu

Anthony Albanese’s return from Beijing, via Tuvalu, was accompanied by much fanfare. The media largely focused on what has been presented as a triumph of...

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Henry Kissinger. Issue #2082

Henry Kissinger: War criminal guilty of 3 million dead

Henry Kissinger died at home on 30 November, aged 100, never having been tried for his war crimes. He had been a leading diplomat, serving...

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Issue #2086

GREEN NOTES

Since it was first publicly debated in the 1980s, cover-ups and lies about the causes and even existence of climate change have continued. Recently uncovered...

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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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Issue #2064

DINGO

A new political force uniting left and progressive parties and other organisations with a clear pro-people agenda is needed urgently. The Communist Party is convinced...

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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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Issue #2041

US Health Care – A failure at every level

In Michigan, a man falling off his bicycle had obvious injuries and I offered to drive him to a public hospital for treatment. He refused,...

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Issue #2065

DINGO

Some readers might remember the Michael Moore show Sicko about the US for-profit health system, where he campaigned for a patient to have a life-saving...

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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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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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Global briefs Issue #2057

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NORWAY: A new report commissioned by the Norwegian police into a deadly shooting during Oslo’s annual LGBT Pride festival last year blasted Norway’s domestic security...

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Issue #2081

Neither Confirm nor Deny – How the Glomar Mission Shielded the CIA from Transparency

In the 1970s scientific journals such as Scientific American had numerous articles on the mineral bonanza being recovered from the deep ocean floors. In 1975...

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Issue #2086

DINGO

Lithuania, claiming a threat from Russia, is ramping up military spending. “Everything we have we threw into Ukraine so that they will be able to...

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Issue #2039

The power of internationalism

27th January marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, the agreement which ended the US war on Vietnam. From 1955...

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United States Air Force - McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Voodoo interceptor-fighter Issue #2055

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...

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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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Issue #2080

DINGO

Bunnings will stop selling engineered stone from the end of this year after succumbing to pressure from construction workers. The CFMEU has been urging the...

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Issue #2049

People’s power in the 21st Century

As year 2000 ticked over, the leaders of the United States claimed the 21st century as an “American Century” but it is unfolding more like...

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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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Issue #2044

Peace and Australia Post

Have you heard of the Peace Budget? If you’ve been reading News Corp or Fairfax publications this year, you won’t have seen any trace of...

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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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Issue #2047

Rules-based international order: Whose rules?

Having rules and keeping them sounds like a good thing. Rules keep our roads safe. All our sports have rules. Rules mean other people don’t...

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Map of Timber Creek and the military base in the Northern Territory. Issue #2091

Timber Creek Propaganda

Timber Creek is little more than a pit stop in the Northern Territory. It is in the spotlight because it is next to Bradshaw, a...

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Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development meets with Penny Wong, Australian’s Foreign Minister. Issue #2051

Cut-and-paste US world domination

“So today I want to talk to you about how we avert war and maintain peace – and more than that, how we shape a...

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Issue #2064

Learning from Cuba

Really standing up to the US is something Australia could do, but which the vast majority of our media and both our largest political parties...

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Issue #2076

Condemning the blockade and solidarity with Cuba

As the undersigning delegations, participants of the XXIII International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties in Izmir, Turkiye, October 2023: We express our strongest condemnation...

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PCV - Communist Party of Venezuela logo. Issue #2067

Statement in solidarity with the Communist Party of Venezuela, PCV

The Communist Party of Australia has growing concerns at the increasing actions against the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) by the use of the judiciary...

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Issue #2077

A place under the table

It’s always a stressful experience meeting the boss, so perhaps we should sympathise with Anthony Albanese who has just been to Washington to catch up...

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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 #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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Issue #2088

EDITORIAL

This editorial is written one day before Julian Assange’s last trial hearing. Significantly, Assange himself is too sick to attend the hearing, after years being...

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Rally for Palestine, Sydney. Issue #2090

Government opposes Palestine ceasefire

Benjamin Netanyahu’s language has gone biblical again. In a statement issued 29 February he repeatedly called for “total victory” and God’s “vengeance,” stressing the support...

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Issue #2057

Julian Assange “close to extradition”

Julian Assange has lost his latest legal appeal against being extradited from the UK to the US. This means that there is now only one...

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Rafah emergency rally, Boorloo/Perth 16 February. Issue #2088

Palestine, Middle East: the West is complicit

In the maelstrom of news surrounding the Palestine genocide it’s easy to forget fundamentals. One of those fundamentals is Western complicity. The United States government,...

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