U.S. Bases

Darwin residents protest against U.S. bases and Obama visit

Around 20 protestors greeted the visit by Obama to Darwin Parliament on November 17th with a small protest against the proposed new base for U.S. marines in Darwin. This base will see 2500 marines permanently on Australian soil by 2016 and lead to a massive expansion in military training exercises. As clearly spelt out in the World Socialist Website this expansion is clearly about U.S.