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Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that

The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern

AUKUS Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War

China too slammed the move calling it an “extremely irresponsible” act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects “Cold war mentality and ideological biases”  

Almost 7 trillion dollars spent by US on defense since 2001 went to private companies

A study by the Costs of War project notes that the policy of involving private players in the defense sector has led to the undermining of attempts to seek diplomatic solutions. It has also led to the invention of new threats to keep the defense budget extraordinarily high 

The United States’ recent failures in war and fighting racism should serve as a warning to its allies

As the US messily closes its 20-year war in Afghanistan, it has quickly pivoted and attempted to rally international support around its anti-China campaign. Its allies should be wary.

Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

Socialist Movement of Ghana First National Congress of Socialist Movement of Ghana charts a new course for the region

The First National Congress of the Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) – previously the Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) – was held from July 30 to August 1 in Winneba

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Kenneth Kaunda, the internationalist

The often unsung legacy of Kenneth Kaunda was the pivotal role he played in establishing newly-independent Zambia as a central hub for pan-Africanist and internationalist activities and processes.

Filipino forces kill Indigenous people as state violence continues and other stories

Today we look at the massacres of Indigenous people by armed forces in the Philippines, violence against civilians by Myanmar’s junta forces, and more

Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace

The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of “squeezing” Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US’ global position

Israeli offensive ends after declaration of ceasefire, Gazans claim victory

The ceasefire was mediated by Egypt and came into effect at 2 am on Friday, ending 11 days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories took to the streets to celebrate a victory

Israeli attacks continue for tenth day, death toll close to 230

The airstrikes on Gaza along with the Israeli military’s violence in the occupied West Bank have so for killed 227 Palestinians and injured over 1,500 others, while also internally displacing 72,000 people

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