Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry

By John Braddock, 17 March 2018

Tonga’s autocratic political system is under increasing pressure from the regional powers, Australia and New Zealand, over growing Chinese influence.

Hurtling toward the precipice of war, Modi cements Indo-US alliance

By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016

The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.

Three men jailed over Tongan ferry disaster

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2011

The trial was a blatant act of scapegoating to cover up the failure to address the government’s role in the sinking.

Pacific tsunami relief efforts grossly inadequate

By Tom Peters, 7 October 2009

In absolute terms the number of people affected by the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga is small, but, per capita, the level of destruction is enormous.

Tsunami hits several South Pacific countries

By Frank Gaglioti, 1 October 2009

A six-metre tsunami, followed by several smaller waves, hit the South Pacific islands of American Samoa, Samoa, and Tonga on Tuesday morning. Around 140 people are dead, many more are missing and at least 1,000 people have been displaced.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

18 October 2008

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