Socialist Alliance: End Australian partnership in NATO and all imperialist military alliances and agreements

The following statement was adopted by the Socialist Alliance national executive on September 4, 2014 in response to the announcement that Australia would soon become an "enhanced partner" of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) military alliance.

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The Socialist Alliance condemns the Abbott Liberal-National government's proposal to become an “enhanced partner” of the NATO imperialist military alliance in Europe. The Abbott government's decision to send Australian military advisers to Ukraine demonstrates the aggressive direction of this partnership and the Alliance calls for their immediate recall. It also calls for the immediate termination of the existing Australian partnership with NATO, entered into by the former ALP federal government, the ending of the ANZUS military alliance, the closure of all joint military facilities, military bases and troop stationing agreements with the US.