The CPA (M-L) recently created a discussion site for the printing of articles that are relevant to the work of the Party, but not necessarily reflective of a considered Party viewpoint, and for the raising of questions of the Party by members and supporters.
This is a moderated website and not a site for endless and pointless posts.
The most recent article is by respected Australian Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen which responds to a view that talking of an impending crisis of capitalism is “crying wolf”.
Members and supporters are asked to read the “How to use this website” post through a link on the top left hand side of the discussion site’s home page.
Housing Crisis and Australian Independence
Finding an affordable place to live, either renting or buying, is becoming increasingly difficult for many people. Household debt including cost of renting or buying is at record levels with small increases in interest rates the tipping point towards homelessness or selling up for many people in Australia. ...
Unions rally across the country to defend workers’ rights
Thousands of workers rallied around the country on Thursday March 9th. Originally called by the Construction Division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in opposition to the Turnbull government’s re-introduction of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and introduction of the new 2016 Building ...
Foreign mining corporations bare their teeth in the WA elections
Max O. Vanguard holds little or no confidence in whichever political party holds seats in Australia's parliaments. Marx commented 165 years ago that there is no hope of anything useful, let alone liberation or socialism, coming through parliament. He called the institution, parliamentary cretinism.
No shortage of gas – it’s just in the wrong hands!
Australia has vast reserves of natural gas, but an artificial shortage is being manipulated by foreign and local corporate monopolies to force up the price of domestic gas and push back against the wide opposition to coal seam gas fracking.
Wages Down and Profits Up – The Result of Imperialist “Restructure” of Australian Economy
Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) national accounts figures released on 1 March show "real non-farm labour costs fell by 3.3% in trend terms last year". Productivity, defined by ABS as "gross value added per hour worked" rose by 1.9% in trend terms in the same year. So ...
Imperialism threatens humanity: Global War and Global Warming
Two great threats hang over humanity. Both global war and global warming loom closer than ever before. Both threats are born from the innate greed of the system of capitalism/imperialism which exploits, oppresses and destroys the lives of countless millions, and despoils and wrecks the planet with no ...
The Netanyahu Visit: Girding the Loins of Imperialism
Israel is emerging as a global player in the changing face of the division of the world between the major imperialist powers. And Australia, as one of the most strident cheerleaders of the US imperialist cause, is helping to promote that emergence.
With the decline of the automotive manufacturing, white goods, coal fired power industry and steel industry in Australia, some political servants of imperialism in Australia are pinning their electoral hopes on a vibrant food manufacturing industry providing jobs in areas of growing blue collar unemployment.
Organise Against Imperialism’s Fair Work Commission Attack on Retail and Hospitality Workers
Ned K. The Decision of the Fair Work Commission Full Bench to slash Sunday and Public Holiday pay rates of retail and hospitality workers is part of imperialism's attempt to increase profits from all sectors of the Australian working class. The Decision has been handed down at a time when ...
Russia's 1917 February Revolution - The first stage of a new epoch
A hundred years ago, as John Reed's celebrated book announced, 1917 was the year that shook the world. The Russian revolution, which took place from February to October in the Julian calendar, shattered the omnipotence of feudal-capitalist Russia and ushered in the first workers’ state.
The hasty high-level diplomatic visit of United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to Seoul has highlighted two issues in the early weeks of the Trump administration: the importance of South Korea (ROK) for foreign policy objectives and their duplicity surrounding the proposed siting of a US-led defence and security ...
“Good on you Mum, Tip Top’s the one!”…or is it two?
"Good on you Mum, Tip Top's The One" used to be the jingle of Tip Top Bakeries, the biggest bread production company in Australia. It is owned by George Weston Foods, a British based multinational food company. It is about to get a bigger controlling interest of the ...
Australia's electricity crisis demonstrates the madness of capitalism
The famous French writer Andre Gide commented on the matter of deception with the following insight: "The true hypocrite is one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one lies with sincerity". The Australian people have now come to expect this behaviour from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who ...