Fascist terrorism demands a world-wide response

Vashti Kenway On Friday night, hundreds of white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, with flaming torches. The scene was reminiscent of vengeful racist lynch mobs of past decades. They chanted “Blood and soil!”, “Jews don’t rule us” and “Heil Trump!” Some...CONTINUE READING

Trump is marching us towards nuclear war

Corey Oakley The US president is marching the world towards nuclear war. It’s time we started taking this seriously. “[F]ire, fury, and, frankly, power, the likes of which the world has never seen.” That is what Donald Trump promised if North Korea made “any more threats to the United States”. Two days...CONTINUE READING

A history of the nuclear arms race

Tom Bramble For seven decades, the world has been on the edge of a nuclear precipice. The United States and the Soviet Union each had at their disposal a massive array of aircraft, submarines and land-based missile launchers that were ready to fire a barrage of nuclear weapons that could, in a single...CONTINUE READING

Debunking the myths of Israel/Palestine

Kim Bullimore Over the past 120 years, the Zionist movement and later the Israeli state have constructed a web of fallacies that surround the creation of Israel and the ongoing conflict, and which also seek to justify Israel’s ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. This web of histor...CONTINUE READING

Chelsea Manning’s story should inspire us to fight for a better world

Vashti Kenway Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is a person of conscience and bravery who has withstood the most humiliating of punishments. If anyone can claim to have spoken truth to power and suffered the consequences, it’s her. From 2007 to 2009, Manning, an intelligence analyst for the US military, had...CONTINUE READING

How to fix climate change with this one weird trick

James Plested It’s hard not to be pessimistic about climate change. The more attention you pay to the science, the more it seems the world is heading towards catastrophe, and our leaders seem little inclined to do anything about it. A widely shared recent piece by David Wallace-Wells in New York magazin...CONTINUE READING

The US destroys Mosul in order to not save it

Eric Ruder "That place, it was absolute death”, said a man as he fled Mosul’s Old City in search of safety. “We will never be the same. Once the fear has been planted in your heart, you can’t get rid of it.” The US-led drive to eradicate the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Mosul has succe...CONTINUE READING

Sanctions against Russia also target Germany

Barry Sheppard The US Senate on 14 June passed a new sanctions bill against Russia, supposedly as punishment for its “meddling” in last year’s presidential election. The vote was 98 to 2, indicating strong bipartisan support. However, a key aspect of the bill reveals that Germany is the real target: it s...CONTINUE READING

Australian crimes in Afghanistan

Louise O’Shea Australian troops are being investigated for war crimes in Afghanistan, the ABC has revealed. The investigation, being undertaken by the inspector general of the Defence Forces, is looking into a number of cases of unlawful killing carried out by Australian special forces between 2009 and...CONTINUE READING