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.
Early Days – the Trump Administration
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 ...
Costello calls for pillars of IR system to “come tumbling down”
A recent address by former Treasurer Peter Costello to the right-wing H.R. Nicholls Society is a timely reminder that the ruling class continually discusses it tactics against the working class. Costello, a founding member of the Society, was speaking at a meeting in Melbourne on February 8.
Corey Bernardi’s defection from the Liberal Party illustrates an important part of the Marxist criticism of the bourgeois state. The 1871Paris Commune afforded Marx and Engels their first opportunity to compare a working class state power with that of the bourgeoisie.
Coal Is Not the Answer in the Face of Racing Global Warming
When Karl Marx analysed the class struggle between workers and capitalists in the mid-1800s, he concluded that in that ever present struggle, sometimes the workers were successful but the capitalists would try and take back from the workers what they had won, whether it be a wage increase ...
US Imperialism Relies on Trade to Further Its Own Interests Whoever Is President
On 23 January President Trump signed a document to withdraw the US from any involvement in the Trans Pacific Partnership multilateral "free trade" deal. However as Alan Kohler of The Constant Investor said, as far as trade goes, for Trump, this was a "surgical withdrawal from one deal ...
Housing Costs Through the Roof as Finance Capital Prospers
A recently released study of cost of housing in cities across the globe by Demographic International concluded that after Hong Kong, Sydney was the most unaffordable city in the world with median house prices up to 12.2 times the average wage. Melbourne was not far behind at number ...
The recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2017, was, by comparison with their previous meetings, a rather drab event. It was shunned by many influential figures who had more pressing engagements and who chose to stay away from the annual bean-feast in Davos, Switzerland.
January 26: the contentious date that troubles Australians
by Max O.
Australia Day continues to conflict the nation not only over what it attempts to remember but what it chooses to forget and avoid. Unfortunately a great many Australians don't know what actually happened on the 26th; for that matter they are also unaware of much of what ...
Chinese "Long March" In Australia - Opportunity to Build Ties Between Chinese and Australian Peoples
In May 2017, events are taking place in the South East of South Australia and western Victoria to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Chinese gold seekers trekking over 400 kilometres from the seaside town of Robe to the goldfields of western Victoria. Part of the celebration includes a ...
War-games or Reality? The Korean Peninsula: early 2017
(Contributed) A small monument, on display to commemorate wartime abuse of Korean woman by occupation Japanese military forces, has created a major diplomatic rift between South Korea (ROK) and their US-led defence and security allies. Behind the rift, however, lie far more pressing contemporary issues which have created: an escalation ...
Capitalist Industries Come and Go - But Collective Power of Workers Remains
There is evidence that the attacks by the ruling class on workers’ pay and conditions and on their mass organisations (trade unions) are having an impact with union membership in the private sector being somewhere between 11% - 13% and strike action by workers at low levels. However the ...
People in the USA have been alienated from the country's two-party (Democrat/Republican) system for decades. The rise of Trump to the position of President is a symptom of this alienation. Although standing for one of the two parties, it is arguable that he only won the election because ...
Where To For Russia - 100 Years on From Revolution?
The annual slow-down of capitalism in the 'West' over Christmas and New Year provides a bit of time to read and reflect. This Christmas I was a given a book as a present called "Secondhand Time - The Last Of The Soviets" by Svetlana Alexierich.