To react to Beijing’s growing economic power by increasing Western military power is hopeless. It is harder to think of a more stupid example of lashing out in blind anger.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Iraq Invasion, AUKUS Blasted in Rousing Sydney Rally
A sitting senator, a former foreign minister, a retired diplomat and Colin Powell’s former chief of staff told an anti-war meeting in a Sydney town hall that Australians were being dragged without their consent into a U.S. war on China…
A Sane Voice Amidst the Madness
Former Australian PM Paul Keating has eviscerated Australia’s deal to buy nuclear submarines from the U.K. and U.S., saying there is no Chinese threat to defend against, despite the war hysteria stirring in Australia, writes Joe Lauria.
Caitlin Johnstone: Australia’s Real Fear Isn’t China
Australia is not arming itself against China to protect itself from China. Australia is arming itself against China to protect itself from the United States.
Caitlin Johnstone: They Require Our Consent
There’s a reason the Australian corporate media is trumpeting the views of a few China hawks. If the rulers don’t make sure the public is propagandized they could have a revolution on their hands.
Majority of Australians Oppose US War on China
Peter Cronau finds the latest Lowy polling encouraging: despite the pro-war stance of most mainstream media, the public — particularly younger people — are not persuaded.
WATCH: ‘Snowden,’ ‘Assange’ & ‘Manning’ Arrive in Sydney
The three bronze statues that have been touring the world have arrived in Assange’s home country, where John Shipton, John Pilger, David McBride and other speakers demanded the prime minister tell Joe Biden to release the WikiLeaks publisher.
Caitlin Johnstone: Spreading War Fever in Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age just produced an immense example of conflict-of-interest journalism. A former prime minister called it “the most egregious and provocative news presentation” he had ever witnessed in over 50 years of public life.
Australia — Silent Collaborator Against Assange
Despite private and public requests for diplomatic assistance for the WikiLeaks publisher, Canberra’s policy — shown by FOI documents — has been one of complicit inactivity in the face of his persecution, reports Kellie Tranter.
WATCH: Varoufakis — Try Those Guilty of Persecuting Assange
The Belmarsh Tribunal is all about trying those who are guilty of crimes against humanity and those who are trying to cover them up by persecuting Julian Assange. (With transcript).