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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

Housing Crisis and Australian Independence  
 

Ned K.

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.  ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 26
 
 
   

Unions rally across the country to defend workers’ rights  
 

Danny O.

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 26
 
 
   

Parmalat workers beat lockout  
 

Duncan B.

Workers employed at the Echuca (Vic) yoghurt and dessert plant of dairy processor Parmalat recently returned to work after a two month long lock-out at the plant.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 24
 
 
   

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. 

 

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 22
 
 
   

Systemic bullying that kills young doctors  
 

Louisa L.

Some issues bubble away unnoticed by anyone except those directly affected. Twenty young people, working as resident doctors in NSW, suicided between 2007 and 2016, and the media was almost silent.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 21
 
 
   

United States & South Korea: Crisis, War-Games & Likely Consequences  
 

Contributed

A crisis within the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the southern half of the Korean peninsula has been exacerbated by the start of US-led war-games.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 21
 
 
   

No shortage of gas – it’s just in the wrong hands!  
 

Bill F.  

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.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 18
 
 
   

Bumper year for most farmers  
 

Duncan B.

Australian farmers are set to enjoy the highest farm incomes and profits in 20 years, thanks to a bumper winter grain crop and excellent returns for wool, sheep and cattle.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 09
 
 
   

Early childcare workers show how to celebrate International Women’s Day.  
 

Nick G.

On March 8, 2017 women everywhere celebrated International Women’s Day.

Reflecting the origins of the day in the struggles of working class women, thousands of United Voice members in the 94% female early childhood workforce walked out of their workplaces this afternoon.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 08
 
 
   

Wages Down and Profits Up – The Result of Imperialist “Restructure” of Australian Economy  
 

Ned K.

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 05
 
 
   

Imperialism threatens humanity: Global War and Global Warming  
 

Bill F.

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 04
 
 
   

Reject the illusion of the “independent umpire”  
 

Nick G.

Running through commentary on the recent Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates is repeated reference to the Commission as an “independent umpire”.

This goes to the heart of illusions about the nature of the state under capitalism.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Mar 04
 
 
   

The Netanyahu Visit: Girding the Loins of Imperialism  
 

Nick G.

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.

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 28
 
 
   

Food and Beverage Workers Under Attack  
 

Ned K.

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. 

 

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 28
 
 
   

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 27
 
 
   

Russia's 1917 February Revolution - The first stage of a new epoch  
 

Max O.

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.

 

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 24
 
 
   

Early Days – the Trump Administration  
 

(Contributed)

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

“Good on you Mum, Tip Top’s the one!”…or is it two?  
 

Ned K.

"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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

Power for Profit Versus Power for People  
 

Ned K.

The difficulties for the regional economy of South Australia regarding reliability of electricity have been the subject of considerable media space and parliamentary blame games. 

Renewable energy, coal, gas, nuclear have all been mentioned or championed by one group or another. For the people there is not only ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 20
 
 
   

Australia's electricity crisis demonstrates the madness of capitalism  
 

Max O.

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 ...

 

more...- Posted on 2017 Feb 19
 
 
   

 
 
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