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Party Discussion Site Now Available
- 2016 Aug 29

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”.

The article can be found by following this link to the home page of the discussion site:  http://ozcom.ucoz.org/    

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.

 

 

 

Latest Posts

International students learn first hand the meaning of wage swindling  
 

Ned K.

International students in Australia pay big dollars to study at Australian secondary and tertiary institutions. The fees and subsidiary money that international students bring in to this country are substantial.

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Oct 15
 
 
   

The Backyard: An Australian neo-colonial position serving US imperialism  
 

Contributed

Australia has maintained a neo-colonial relationship with Papua New Guinea since independence in the mid-1970s; economic interests merged with defence and security considerations. In recent times, however, the foreign policy and diplomatic relationship has become strained.

 

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Oct 07
 
 
   

TPP: Labor Party sell-out betrays workers and unions  
 

Celia S

Once again, the Labor Party is selling out Australian workers to imperialism by voting in secret to adopt the Trans Pacific Partnership. But then again, why would we think they wouldn’t? It’s of little surprise to anyone as the ALP leadership has consistently danced to the tune of ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Oct 06
 
 
   

Lifting a rock only to drop it on one's own feet - big business attacks on CFMEU only deepen construction workers' desire to struggle  
 

Antonio G.
 
The latest political attack on the ACT branch of the CFMEU and its secretary, Jason O'Mara, is an important reminder that the Australian parliamentary system is nothing more than a covert dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Oct 02
 
 
   

Social-Imperialism: Link to Indian study of China  
 

The CPA(M-L) is preparing a study of the history and development of social-imperialism, especially in relation to China and the consequences for Australia. This will be published early next year.

 

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 30
 
 
   

Workers take on another US multinational with mass strike at Alcoa  
 

Danny O.

Around 1,600 workers in Western Australia employed at multiple facilities owned by giant US aluminium manufacturer Alcoa yesterday voted to return to work after taking strike action lasting 52 days. The workers, members of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), took the initial decision to stop work on August ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 29
 
 
   

Alcoa rocked by strike in Western Australia  
 

Contributed

Alcoa Corporation (Aluminium Company Of America) has recently moved to terminate the Enterprise Bargaining agreement of employees who are members of the A.W.U and currently undertaking strike action.

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 28
 
 
   

US imperialist “masters of war” exposed in Yemen conflict  
 

Nick G.

The masters of war (“those who make the big bombs”) have been exposed in leaked US State department documents showing a cruel indifference to human suffering in Yemen.
The Houthis, a Shiite Muslim community within Yemen, launched a movement in 2004 to overthrow a pro-US and pro-Zionist government.  ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 22
 
 
   

Korean Peninsula: US imperialism losing initiative as two Koreas move closer  
 
(Contributed)

The high-level diplomacy taking place between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Democratic People's Republic of Korean (DPRK) is an important development for the Korean people. The peninsula has been divided for decades while the Cold War has burned very hot; the ROK was, and remains, part of US-led ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 21
 
 
   

Syria: provocations on the eve of liberation?  
 
(Contributed)
 
By all accounts the war on Syria may be coming to a close. With the help of Russia and Iran, the Syrian government may be able to mount an assault on the last stronghold of the US, Turkey and Saudi backed rebels in Idlib (There can be little ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 17
 
 
   

US imperialism and violations of Antarctic neutrality  
 

(Contributed)

As United States defence and security planning increasingly concentrates upon the threat posed by China to its traditional hegemonic position, previous decisions taken by the Pentagon during the  Cold War about Antarctica have now become problematic.
The problem remains particularly sensitive by being linked to the US space program. ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 14
 
 
   

Fight SA government’s privatisation agenda  
 

Nick G.
Prison officers at the Adelaide Remand Centre walked off the job yesterday to protest at the State Liberal government’s plans to privatise the facility.
Under capitalism, prisons are part of the coercive apparatus of the state, yet as employees and union members, warders are entitled to fight for ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 11
 
 
   

Union amalgamations must enhance the independent working class agenda.  
 
(Written by union members from several industries)
Recently the CFMEU amalgamated or merged with the Textile and Clothing Trades Union and the MUA.
From an industrial occupational coverage perspective, it appears a strange amalgamation with a maritime worker, building site worker and clothing factory worker obviously performing very different work. ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 09
 
 
   

Asia-Pacific: US imperialism downgrades diplomacy, boosts military preparations  
 
(Contributed)
The downgrading of two important Asia-Pacific regional diplomatic meetings by the United States and Australia has revealed a changing emphasis on relations with China.
The downgrading, however, should not be interpreted as the US displaying a declining interest in regional affairs.
To the contrary, the US-led diplomatic initiatives have ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 09
 
 
   

Drought and Climate Change  
 

Duncan B

The eastern half of Australia is in the grip of severe drought. New South Wales is 100% in drought, with 20% of the state in severe drought. In July less than 10 mm of rain fell in the West, North West and Central regions. The drought is claimed ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 06
 
 
   

Cleaners front Senate Inquiry and demand changes: new booklet available  
 

The Senate Inquiry into sham contracting and exploitation (we call it swindling) in the cleaning industry opened today in Melbourne.

Cleaners from Melbourne fronted the Inquiry to demand changes in the conditions of their employment. 

To coincide with the opening of the Inquiry, we have uploaded the pdf of a ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 04
 
 
   

Australia and Huawei: a bit more than meets the eye  
 

and (Contributed)

Moves by the Australian government to not allow China's Huawei telecommunications equipment manufacturer involvement with the planned 5G network are a direct result of the US-led attempts to restrict opportunities for Chinese economic and commercial growth, and has specifically highlighted the importance of Australia within their regional foreign ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Sep 03
 
 
   

Release Shen Mengyu!  
 

Nick G.
Small, but well-organised rallies are occurring in China to demand the release of young female labour activist Shen Mengyu who was taken from her parents by three unidentified males in Shenzhen on Saturday August 11.
Shen (left) is a graduate in mathematics and computer science, but took the ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Aug 29
 
 
   

Parliamentary crisis reflects ruling class divisions over who can best serve their interests  
 

Nick G.

Now that the dust has settled and the blades have been wiped clean, what can we make of the latest coup to unseat a sitting prime minister?

Whilst the entire focus of the mass media has been on the personalities involved – their egos, the personal motives of ...

 

more...- Posted on 2018 Aug 27
 
 
   

New US bases in Argentina to strengthen its global domination  
 
(Contributed)

The announcement that US imperialism has planned new military bases in Argentina indicates revised military planning with three main considerations.
Firstly, Argentina has historically been a central regional hub for 'US interests'. During the period 2003-15, however, 'US interests' were threatened by centre-left governments in Buenos Aires.The present Trump ...
 

more...- Posted on 2018 Aug 27
 
 
   

 
 
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