Sympathy for the traumatised Palestinian community was targeted by political vigilantes attempting to influence the Australian election.
‘State capture’ by private interests explains why, no matter which major party forms government in Australia, powerful and well-connected industries always seem to win.
Australia’s hypersonic missile development, rather than promoting peace in the region, is helping ignite an arms race and increasing the chance of conflict.
The weapons companies spruiking the ‘benefits and opportunities’ of the wars in Ukraine and Yemen and tensions in the South China Sea are infiltrating our schools.
The NSA surveillance facilities are located in Australia at Pine Gap (Rainfall) near Alice Springs, the signals intelligence satellite stations outside Geraldton in Western Australia, at Shoal Bay near Darwin, and at the HMAS Harman listening post in Canberra, and in at New Zealand’s Waihopai satellite interception station (Ironsand). (Image: NSA, via Edward Snowden)
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As the Ukraine war fills our screen and the risk of a war with China rises, Australia is not only joined at the hip to the US but seems likely to march in lockstep into America’s next provoked war. Only by reforming the wars powers can the representatives of the Australian people head that off.
It’s not good enough to be in favour of ‘free speech’ only when we agree with it.
A ‘morally conflicted’ spying operation on Pacific nations sees Australia and New Zealand running a covert interception and surveillance program against our Pacific island friends.
Mystery surrounds how an Australian mining company sought to access Afghanistan’s $3-trillion treasure house of untapped minerals.
One in six Australian federal parliamentarians have accepted free overseas trips since the last election, with strategic flash-points Taiwan and Israel the most popular destinations paid for by lobbyists and foreign governments.
A little reading, a little viewing
How the military-industrial complex has captured Australia’s top strategic advisory body
We’re facing the prospect of ever tougher laws, police raids, arrests, and even jailings – and they’re not targeting war criminals, but the news journalists.
The UK/Australia special relationship