Why The Nuclear Sub Deal Will End Badly For The Australians

By Winslow Wheeler, Counter Punch. -

Until we see a text, if any, of the executive agreement for the AUKUS thing-a-ma-gig, the only real meat of it seems to be the Australian purchase of nuclear US or UK subs rather than the [...]

Australia Continues Plunge Into Authoritarianism And Military Brinkmanship

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

People who just started paying attention to Australian authoritarianism during Covid often get the impression that it's entirely about the virus, but as we discussed previously the actual [...]

Activists Condemn Escalation Of The New Cold War On China

By Ceren Sagir, Morningstar. -

Britain's peace movement condemned the government today over the “serious escalation” of the new cold war against China marked by the new “Aukus” pact. Under the agreement, Britain, Australia [...]

Whistleblower Shares Perspective On End To Afghanistan War

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

David McBride is a former military lawyer in the Royal Australia Regiment and Australia Special Forces. He completed two tours in Afghanistan and submitted an internal complaint against what he [...]

The End Game

By Scott Ludlam, The Monthly. -

A crush of TV news crews and demonstrators with placards are packed into the street outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court. It’s just before 11 on the morning of January 4, 2021; face masks [...]

Water Activists Win Against Adani

By Margaret Gleeson, Green Left. -

Australia - In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the “water trigger” test when assessing — and approving — Adani’s [...]

Disrupt Land Forces Week Of Action Begins

By Andy Paine, Disrupt Land Forces. -

It was Thursday afternoon peak hour in South Brisbane, soundtracked as usual by trucks rumbling down the busy thoroughfares of the area. But these were not the usual trucks, and the response to [...]

Court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

By Adam Morton, The Guardian. -

Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New South Wales, arguing the [...]

Cycle Tour Exposes Adani’s Destruction Of Country

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

Australia - More than 100 people embarked on the “Tour de Carmichael”, a 105-kilometre cycle for Country through sacred Wangan and Jagalingou land to Adani’s coal mine site in the Galilee Basin [...]

Julian Assange’s Father Takes Fight To Free His Son To Canberra

By Hannah Sparks, The Riot Act. -

John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in custody in London pending a High Court appeal, will protest outside Parliament House with supporters from 8:00 am [...]

‘Enough Is Enough’, Says Julian Assange’s Father

By Kerry Smith, Green Left. -

John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. The protest tour was [...]

Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship

By Land Needs Guardians.CA. -

Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands [...]

Australia Sabotaged Its Own Interests In China Relations

By Tony Kevin, Consortium News. -

The address to Federal Parliament by Chinese President Xi Jinping on  Nov. 17, 2014, marked a highwater mark in bilateral relations.  Xi was in Australia for the G-20 summit in Brisbane hosted by [...]

Extinction Rebellion Brought Love, Police Brought Rage

By Petrina Harley, Green Left. -

Extinction Rebellion WA (XR) hit the streets with a Festival of Love and Rage on November 28 with a message to the Western Australia Premier: act on the climate emergency like you dealt with the [...]

War Crimes Report Means Get The Fuck Out Of Afghanistan

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The much-anticipated report on potential war crimes by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Afghanistan has been released, recommending 19 current or former soldiers be investigated for up to 39 [...]