The Defence Strategic Review doesn’t contain any surprises. It abandons any pretence that military expenditure has anything to do with defence, conceding that it’s all about helping the United States project its military power into Asia.
For many young people, the fact that modern Australia emerged from a colonial-settler society founded on the violent dispossession of First Nations peoples is a self-evident fact.
Progressives need to build support for the right of the peoples of the Pacific to self-determination, free from interference, including from our own government
Any call for a republic that is disconnected from addressing the very real social and ecological crises will not be enough.
Not only are we being told to prepare for war with China, but to expect it. It’s the stuff of nightmares.
The Scott Morrison multiple-portfolio saga is just the tip of the credibility crisis plaguing politics. We need to look a lot further than the restoration of Westminster conventions.
The defeat of the right-wing Scott Morrison government indicates people want change and there is a strong mood to act on the climate crisis and inequality
Kicking out Morrison and electing a minority Labor government dependent on Greens support would open up political opportunities for progressive reform. But to ensure they win, we have to build our balance of power on the streets.
Boat turn-backs don’t save lives at sea. The real meaning of this barbaric practice has always been “Fuck off and die somewhere else”