Australia is on a path to war. Labor, the Liberals, the mainstream media and the foreign policy establishment are united in their push to militarise Australia, strengthen the US Alliance and increase aggression against China.
Hundreds of billions spent on nuclear submarines and a new ‘strategic review’ which recommends increasing the size and capabilities of the Australian Defence Force, plus the presence of US bases like Pine Gap and increasing numbers of US troops on Australian territory means Australia is firmly part of the military build-up in the Asia-Pacific region.
Victorian Socialists stand opposed to this. We stand against the AUKUS deal and the US Alliance. We say no to nuclear submarines and will fight for the hundreds of billions set to be spent on them to be diverted to much needed increases in funding for welfare, housing, healthcare, education and other areas.
Socialists have a proud tradition of anti-war agitation and activity. The coming period requires a strong resistance movement against those who seek to propel us further and further down the road of a catastrophic global war.
Join us for this special event, held at Trades Hall in Carlton, to discuss how we can oppose AUKUS and the drive to war.
Stay after the speakers for a gathering at the CFMEU bar. Dinner options available.
Saturday, 3 June
Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton