Australian government signals purchase of Japanese submarines
By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2014
While the choice is being presented in economic terms, such a decision would have far-reaching geo-political ramifications.
Australian government poised to commit fighter jets to Iraq war
By Peter Symonds, 8 September 2014
Workers and youth in Australia oppose new Iraq war
By our reporters, 8 September 2014
Australia to provide military backing for Ukraine regime
By Nick Beams, 4 September 2014
The announcement on Ukraine was accompanied by signals that Australian collaboration in renewed US operations in Iraq could go beyond transporting supplies and guns.
Oppose the new imperialist war in Iraq!
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 September 2014
The Australian political establishment as a whole has committed to a new US-led intervention that threatens to trigger a broader regional and global conflict.
Australian military aircraft to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds
By Peter Symonds, 1 September 2014
As in 2003, Canberra is committing military forces to an open-ended war in Iraq behind the backs of the Australian population and on the basis of lies.
Australian spy chief defends new “terror” laws
By Mike Head, 29 August 2014
While the government’s laws initially target Islamists, a police-state framework is being prepared for far wider purposes.
Australian government ready to join US air war in Middle East
By Peter Symonds, 28 August 2014
While Abbott and his ministers claim “no decision has been made,” preparations for Australian military involvement are well advanced.
Australian government weighs up joining US air war in Iraq
By Peter Symonds, 25 August 2014
The Australian reported that options under discussion include dispatching ground forces as well as war planes to participate in the expanding US intervention in Iraq.
Fight cuts to education and the drive to war!
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 19 August 2014
The fight for education rights must be inseparably linked with the broader struggle against austerity, the attacks on democratic rights and the dangers of war.
Australian journalist targeted under Racial Discrimination Act over Israel war coverage
By Laura Tiernan, 19 August 2014
Mike Carlton’s resignation was the result of a concerted campaign by Murdoch’s News Limited and the right-wing Zionist lobby.
Australian government “celebrates” first WWI military action
By Richard Phillips, 19 August 2014
The seizure of Germany’s Pacific colonies underlined the real character of World War I as an imperialist war.
US war drive in Asia continues apace
By Peter Symonds, 16 August 2014
Even as the US engages in provocations against Russia and in the Middle East, the Obama administration is proceeding with its “pivot to Asia” against China.
AUSMIN talks deepen Australian integration into US war plans
By Peter Symonds, 13 August 2014
From the US-led confrontation with Russia, to the new air war in Iraq and the US “pivot” against China, there was not a sliver of difference between US and Australian ministers.
The Australian media and the severed-head photo
By Nick Beams, 13 August 2014
The gruesome picture was published to promote new “terror” laws targeting democratic rights.
Australia: NAIDOC glorifies Aboriginal involvement in World War I
By Ellen Jones, 13 August 2014
The Aboriginal lobby group’s 2014 theme dovetails with the government’s four-year “celebration” of World War I.
Australian PM backs NATO threats against Russia
By Mike Head, 9 August 2014
Abbott set out a pretext for US-led military aggression, accusing Russia of preparing to invade Ukraine.
The international significance of Australia’s World War I “celebrations”
By Nick Beams, 7 August 2014
Australia’s commemorations are part of a global offensive to condition the population to the deepening drive to war.
Political crisis intensifies over Australian austerity budget
By Mike Head, 7 August 2014
Because of the popular hostility to the key social spending cuts, none of the “cross-bench” senators feels able to publicly support them.
Australian government moves to cut public sector pay and conditions
By Terry Cook, 7 August 2014
The proposed DHS agreement will create a benchmark to impose similar attacks on other federal public sector workers.
Australia: A barrage of pro-war propaganda to mark World War I centenary
By Mike Head, 6 August 2014
Australians are being bombarded with media coverage designed to glorify the 1914–18 war and prepare for another catastrophic conflict.
Australian government unveils sweeping new “terror” powers
By Mike Head, 6 August 2014
Abbott’s government again seized on the fraudulent pretext of stopping “jihadists” returning from Syria to justify police-state provisions.
Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria
By Barry Grey, 10 September 2014
The war on ISIS is camouflage for an unstated agenda, at the center of which is the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The collapse of household income in the US
By Andre Damon, 9 September 2014
The Fed report is only the latest in a series of studies on the continuing growth of poverty and social inequality in the midst of what is billed as a recovery from the crash of 2008.
Obama commits US to war against Russia in defense of Baltic states
By Barry Grey, 8 September 2014
In a series of speeches and press conferences in Europe last week, President Obama publicly committed the United States to go to war against Moscow to defend the Baltic states that border Russia.
Capitalist breakdown and the drive to war
By Nick Beams, 6 September 2014
Just as in the period prior to 1914, a deepening breakdown of the global capitalist system is fuelling the drive to a new world war.
Obama and the financial aristocracy
By Andre Damon, 5 September 2014
The wave of reckless speculation in the US financial system and the drive to war have a common root: the domination of the financial oligarchy over society.
ISIS atrocities and US imperialism
By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2014
American imperialism has built up reactionary Islamic fundamentalist groups in the Middle East for more than half a century.
The Obama administration and American labor
By Andre Damon, 3 September 2014
The chasm between working people and the political establishment was exemplified by the Labor Day speeches of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.
Ukraine and the militarization of Europe
By Peter Schwarz, 2 September 2014
The politics of the European bourgeoisie is a mixture of ruthless aggression and desperation. Confronted with the hopeless crisis of their system, they are rushing toward a catastrophe, just as they did in 1914 and 1939.
Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II
By Barry Grey, 1 September 2014
Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia.