AUKUS anti-China pact: ‘Australia pretending to be USA’s deputy sheriff!’ (E1054)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Gem Romuld, the Australian Director of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons. She discusses her and her organisation’s reaction to the announcement of the AUKUS pact, the dangerous precedent being set by Australia’s becoming the only non-nuclear armed state to have nuclear-powered submarines following the certification of AUKUS, why the alliance will only worsen tensions in the region with China, possible motivations for the creation of the alliance like the future Australian elections, France’s diplomatic fallout with Australia and much more! Finally, we speak to Morris Pearl, former Managing Director at Blackrock and Chair of ‘Patriotic Millionaires’. He discusses the purpose of Patriotic Millionaires – wealthy millionaires campaigning to pay more taxes and advocating the building of a fairer tax system to ease the burden on the poor, the unsustainable inequality crisis rising in the US and Western Europe which could lead to society falling apart, the era where the United States thrived with high taxes on the rich, his criticisms of those who are against taxation and government intervention, the boom of billionaire wealth coupled with poverty for millions during the Coronavirus pandemic and much more!