Citizens Electoral Council of Australia

The Australian Alert Service is the weekly publication of the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia.
It will keep you updated of strategic events both in Australia, and worldwide, as well as the organising activities of the CEC.

Click here to download a sample back issue of the Australian Alert Service

To subscribe to the Australian Alert Service, it's easy, and it's secure.
Click here for subscriptions within Australia
Click here for overseas subscriptions
How PayPal Works

In this week's Australian Alert Service
18 July 2018

Enemies of peace erupt over Trump-Putin summit

The global chorus of mainstream media hysteria about US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 16 July is that of sore losers. The Anglo-American establishment is losing against the majority of humanity who want peace. A mere step in that direction has sent them off the deep end. Despite a US President elected on a program which included improving relations with Russia, the permanent state machinery operating within both major parties, the White House, the intelligence community and military, was hellbent on cementing in place the enmity which had developed between the world's two biggest nuclear-armed states.

The investigation into alleged Trump collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, which leads straight back to London, was just the start of a campaign to stop collaboration between the two countries. New US defence and security doctrines issued at the turn of 2018, and paralleled in the UK and Australia, named "great power rivalry" as the greatest threat to the USA, with Russia and China the major adversaries. The campaign escalated following alleged "chemical attacks" by Russia in March, in the form of the attempted Skripal poisoning in Salisbury, England, and the now disproven chemical weapons attacks in Douma, Syria, blamed on Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Through press leaks in May, British officials signalled their plan to use upcoming G7, EU, NATO and G20 summits to secure a stronger commitment from world leaders to isolate and confront Russia. To this end they co-opted the April Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and related Five Eyes intelligence confab.

But Trump has not come to the party. He disappointed the G7, even proposing Russia rejoin, and left a trail of unsatisfied "allies" following his European visit. In the wake of the Helsinki meeting, aspersions are even being cast on his ground-breaking June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump and Putin agreed that it is vital the world's most heavily armed nuclear powers cooperate. Declaring that a productive US-Russia dialogue is good for the entire world, during his press conference with Putin, Trump warned of the dangers of abandoning diplomacy. "[O]ur relationship has never been worse than it is now", he admitted. "However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that."

According to countless media rants, in doing this Trump has betrayed his own country and the entire Western world in favour of Russia and its "dictator". Both sides of politics have united in their condemnation of the President because he dared to question the US intelligence community's unproven allegations of Russian interference in the US election. Former CIA Director John Brennan accused Trump of "treason" and impeachable offences; Republican Senator John McCain called the summit a "tragic mistake"; Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump "dangerous"; and Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner declared that "President Trump treated our allies as our adversaries and an adversary as an ally".

Regardless of the rapid-fire reaction, and even Trump walking back his assertion that Russia was not involved in election meddling, the reality is that this was a major step towards a working US-Russia relationship. This is what makes the Anglo-American establishment so irate. If crises in Syria and North Korea are solved, if Russia and the USA collaborate, if the USA, Russia and China work together— as Trump hinted when he indicated ahead of the meeting that he and Putin might discuss "our mutual friend President Xi"—we could indeed "solve many of the problems facing our world", as the President said.

However imperfect, Trump's initiatives have opened the door to a new peace order, which the leaders of both China and India explicitly called for at recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Shangri-La summits (AAS 6 and 13 June), suggesting nations rise above their differences to work together.

Articles include the following:

  • CEC: Australia's Big Four banks effectively bankrupt
  • APRA covers for banks' continuing reckless lending
  • ACCC and AEMO electricity reports are a farce
  • Aus government: we serve Pax Americana (and Britannia)
  • To unravel the mess in global banking, just add Glass-Steagall
  • Meet the secret Wall Street group all over the 2008 crash
  • The alternative to 'free trade' imbalances is not trade war
  • 'Punitive Tariffs Cannot Make America Great Again'
  • Chinese ambassador renews Australia's BRI invitation
  • Putin-Trump Helsinki meeting was beneficial for the world
  • NATO summit: truth and consequences
  • Tony Blair rallies to defend globalisation
  • A shot-across-the-bow of the big four banks
  • It takes people!
  • ALMANAC: Rebuilding FDR's dedicated lending system for housing

Click here to find out how to subscribe to the Australian Alert Service.

Click here to access the Australian Almanac archive

Citizens Electoral Council © 2008
Best viewed at 1024x768.
Please provide technical feedback to
All electoral content is authorised by National Secretary, Craig Isherwood, 595 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058.