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JOHN MENADUE. It is becoming much easier to go to war.

We used to think that the gravest decision any government could make was to take its country to war. Not any more. Going to war for us has now become almost common place. We commit to war after war – … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The Anzac Myth.

Conservatives and militarists want us to cling to a disastrous imperial  war. They encourage us to focus on how our soldiers fought in order to avoid the central issue of why we fought.  

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John Menadue. The Frontier Wars.

The following extract ‘The Frontier War’ was part of an address that I gave in September 2013 for the launch of the Catholic Social Justice Statement. It was carried on this blog at the time. It was one of many … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Best we forget – the Frontier War and the Maori Wars.

See below post I made on this subject in October 2013. John Menadue Repost.  The drumbeat grows louder.  In the lead-up to the centenary of Gallipoli in 2015 the military drums are growing louder. We are expected to cheer it … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The ANZAC Myth.

The four-year and well-funded carnival celebrating Anzac and WWI is now rolling. The carnival will depict WWI as the starting point of our nation, as our coming of age! It was nothing of the sort. It was a sign of … Continue reading

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The Wars we would rather forget. John Menadue

Aboriginal Wars The Australian War Memorial records as follows: “When it became apparent that the settlers and their livestock had come to stay, competition for access to the land developed and friction between the two ways of life became inevitable. … Continue reading

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