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Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power

Indonesia, Australia and the Edward Snowden Legacy: Shifting asymmetries of power Richard Tanter posted from Japan Focus The Asia Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 10, No. 3, March 10, 2014. http://japanfocus.org/-Richard-Tanter/4088 Précis A near perfect storm has descended on Australian relations with its nominal strategic partner and largest neighbour, Indonesia, to the point where the […]

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WACA Forum on militarism.

IPAN Peace Convergence

After Peace Convergence Independent and Peaceful Australian Network April 21 – 25 2014 Canberra, 2014 Update: INDEPENDENT AND PEACEFUL AUSTRALIA NETWORK Towards an Independent and Peaceful Australia National Conference Canberra – 21-22 April, 2014 Concluding Conference Statement This first national conference of Independent and Peaceful Australia Network affirms our support for an independent Australian foreign […]

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A people smuggler

A people smuggler

The people smuggler: A review by Ozleft “THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER,” ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY, PENGUIN VIKING, 2012 By Jenny Haines This is an important book in the debate about refugees, asylum seekers and people smugglers. It should be read by all members of federal parliament, some of whom stood weeping in parliament during the debate on […]

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Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning

Re-balancing the American alliance: Northern Australian integration with US strategic planning by Richard Tanter Nautilus Institute and the University of Melbourne ” Australia is not so much hosting US military bases, but is becoming a virtual American base in its own right.” Keynote address to the symposium organised by The Northern Institute of Charles Darwin […]

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Pilger on US war

Pilger on US war

The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington This time it’s Syria, last time it was Iraq. Obama chose to accept the entire Pentagon of the Bush era: its wars and war crimes by John Pilger Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Guardian/UK Children, many of whose deformities are believed to be the […]

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Fraser and Tanter in Darwin on Defence

Fraser and Tanter in Darwin on Defence

1. Please encourage people to come to ‘Defending Australia’ friday 23 August 2013, Parliament House, Darwin NT Malcom Fraser “Does Australia have the courage to establish a degree of strategic independence?” and Professor Richard Tanter Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability and Professor, School of Political Social Studies, University of Melbourne “Lilypads […]

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Peace or war with China? – Darwin IPAN/Basewatch meetings

Welcome by Chris White Basewatch Public Peace Meeting 23rd July Railway Club We give our respect to the Larrakia people on whose land we meet. Respects to the elders. America’s Pacific push overrides independent foreign policy in our region. Welcome to our two guests. Despite the US war machine in Darwin, the good news is […]

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Korea

Korea

Humphrey McQueen on Korea, Marty Hart-Landsberg on ‘The Need to Work for Peace On the Korean Peninsula’, Dr Jenny Grounds, Medical Association for Prevention of War statement, and then Abolish Nuclear Weapons and then from the American Friends Service Committee and from the Guardian. McQueen: “I have resisted going here but given the hype and […]

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On Anzac

On Anzac

I object to “men at war” defining Australia. Why not union mateship? See at end update on first Adelaide union march for Anzacs in 1915 and the radical Simpson. My mother Jean Marshall theatre director was first to direct Alan Seymour’s wonderful play about generations of fathers/sons debating Anzac in “The One Day of the […]

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