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Nuclear weapons, some enabled from Pine Gap, on wrong side of law

By KIERAN FINNANE As of Friday, 22 January 2021, Australia will be on the wrong side of international law. This is the day the Treaty...

Managing the politics of Pine Gap as a target: build a wall of silence

By KIERAN FINNANE There are plans to protect civilian populations in the case of a military attack on Australian soil, but they’re “classified”. This is...

Democracy in full swing. Not.

By ERWIN CHLANDA Silence and a platitude were the respective responses from two Federal politicians in the NT responding to a request for comment on...

The peril of American turmoil for the Territory

By KIERAN FINNANE Win or lose, Donald Trump, the ultimate commander of first-strike nuclear target Pine Gap, 19km from Alice Springs, will remain in...

Clear and present danger: the global nuclear threat

By KIERAN FINNANE “The 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes even as the risk of use of nuclear weapons has risen...

Pine Gap: A tiny crack, but enough to let some light in

By ERWIN CHLANDA The bright sunshine on Saturday morning delighted the 88 people on top of Anzac Hill, including Arrernte law men Benedict Kngwarraye Stevens...

Writing Peace Crimes – an interview

By KIERAN FINNANE Writing Peace Crimes, my new book which is launching this Saturday, started in these pages – with a 2016 review of a...

The militarised centre of Australia

 

The Northern Territory and South Australia trade on the allure of openness and possibilities but there is a weight to the increasingly militarised swathe running south to north right through the centre of Australia. KIERAN FINNANE comments.

Rosenberg’s rose coloured view of Pine Gap

 
 

David Rosenberg, former National Security Agency employee at Pine Gap, uses several sleights of hand to make his argument, on this site yesterday, about the exemption of the base from any moral responsibility in the military operations to which it contributes intelligence. KIERAN FINNANE comments.

Stop spending billions on warfare and put healthcare first

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

On 23 March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for a global ceasefire. We call on the Australian Government to support the UN Secretary General’s call, writes The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).

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