September 16 2019, Canberra Food Coop, 5.30pm (soup) for 6:00pm start.
Competition with China is fast becoming an organising principle of U.S. economic, foreign and security policies. The new “digital iron curtain” that will separate the globe into U.S. and Chinese technological zones runs through Australia, which has banned Chinese telco giant Huawei from supplying equipment to Australia’s 5G network.
Meanwhile, the US military says it wants to spend more than a quarter of a billion dollars worth of naval facilities in the Top End.
Professor Clinton Fernandes will provide an analysis of these matters. He is the author of “Island off the Coast of Asia” and “What Uncle Sam Wants,” a former Defence Force intelligence officer, and an academic at UNSW Canberra.
Professor Fernandes has been a strong supporter of Witness K, and his lawyer Bernard Collaery, and also The whistleblower David McBride in the Afghanistan case.
The talk will not focus on these cases because they are before the courts, however the relevant issues that will be discussed will be of interest to anyone following Australia’s role in joining war games with the US and concerned for the implications for Australia’s peaceful co-existence with its South-east Asian neighbours and the rest of the world.
September 16th, Canberra Food Coop.
Pay what you can – we’ll pass around a donation bucket to cover venue costs
Be there at 5:30pm for crusty bread and vegan soup ($8, cash only)
Talk 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Presented by Wage Peace, IPAN and friends
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