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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:    

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

Solar-Thermal Power Plant Win  
John C.
On the 14th August 2017, the South Australian premier, Jay Wetherill announced that the construction of a concentrated solar-thermal power plant has been given the go ahead. This is a monumental step forward in the transition to 100% renewable energy.

more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 17

“Joined at the hip”, or “under the thumb”?  

Nick G.

Australian bourgeois parliamentary politics has left the people with an embarrassing legacy of expressions of subservience to imperialism. They come from both “sides” of politics. Actually, the parties of the two-party system are on the same side: that of imperialist domination of Australia and of service to capitalism. ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 16

Preserving the ICBM “old boys” network  

Jamie C.

The ICBM “old boys” network’s board of directors — more formally known as the UN Security Council permanent members — has, along with its temporary members, unanimously agreed that the socialist ‘rogue’, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), must be prevented from joining the network at all ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 08

International Auto Workers Forge Unity Across Multinational Corporations  

(Our second and final excerpt from a June 2017 newsletter of GM and PSA auto workers. In this excerpt, the forging of links between workers in the different corporations and in different countries is highlighted.)​


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 07

Longford gas plant dispute reflects the current stage of Australia’s revolutionary struggle  

Danny O.

For over 40 days maintenance workers have been camped outside the gates of ExxonMobil’s gas plant in Longford, Victoria. While being typical of the recent attacks on Australia’s working class, their fight is also a focal point of the current stage of the Australian peoples’ struggle for independence. ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 04

Fight the Business Council of Australia, Make the Rich Pay  

Jamie C.

This article extends, with permission, Spirit of Eureka member Richard Buckdale’s Facebook commentary of the 31st July. The additional analysis however is entirely mine.

The poster on the left, published by the CFMEU on its Facebook page, exposes the reality today in the land of the “fair go”. ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 03

Report on Developments in the International Auto Industry  

(We are printing two separate excerpts from an international newsletter of workers in the General Motors and Groupe PSA corporations.  The latter is a French multinational incorporating Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles; after its 2016-7 acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall Motors from GM, it became Europe’s second largest auto manufacturer. ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 02

In It Up to Their Necks  

John C

The recent ABC Four Corners exposure of grand water theft from the Murray Darling river system has left many Australians gobsmacked and angry. A recent Vanguard article about it can be found on this website.


more...- Posted on 2017 Aug 02

The Future is Bright for Young Workers Who Take the Path of Struggle  
Ned K.
The other day I had conversations with two people who made interesting observations about the current low level of private sector union membership. The conversations followed statistics released a couple of months ago by the Bureau of Statistics about union membership levels in Australia.

more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 31

Superannuation: The big swindle kills the illusion of the golden nest-egg  

Max O.
Recently the media reported on a superannuation study entitled, "Not So Super" by Per Capita, a social justice think-tank, whose survey showed that Super earns better for those on high incomes (mainly men) but not those on low to no incomes (mainly women). Under capitalism superannuation is the ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 26

Stop finance capital’s unacceptable trade in water rights!  

Nick G.

Last night’s ABC Four Corners program revealed that billions of dollars in tax payers' money, poured into rescuing the rivers and streams of the Murray-Darling Basin to save it from environmental collapse, had instead benefitted a handful of wealthy cotton growers.
Aided by corrupt officials in the NSW ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 25

SA Power Networks workers rally against the ABCC  

Nick G.

Three hundred members and supporters of the CEPU, the SA branch of the Electrical Trades Union, rallied outside the Adelaide office of the Australian Building and Construction Commission yesterday.


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 22

Flames of Fear  

(Contributed by a retired construction worker)​

Two events of note occurred within a week of each other in London England recently. The outcomes of these events are as relevant to Australia and other similar countries as to England. ​


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 19

Indian diplomacy: proxy for Western “Defence” and “Security”  
Recent high-level diplomacy between India with the United States and Israel reveals the extent of a changing balance of forces in the Asia-Pacific region.

more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 19

India-China military standoff: placing a choke-hold on the “chicken’s neck”?  

Nick G

A military confrontation between India and China that flared up towards the end of June remains unresolved.

Caught in the middle is the tiny independent kingdom of Bhutan.


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 17

Syrian army winning ground against terrorism and imperialism  

by Bill F.

In the past month the Syrian government forces have recaptured vast areas of the Syrian countryside, routing the murderous ISIS fanatics and liberating thousands of people from cruel oppression, hunger and misery.


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 17

China-US: Who Wants to Control Who?  

Ned K.

The annual China Story Yearbook 2016 has been released by the ANU based Australian Centre On China In The World. The 2016 yearbook is headed with the Chinese character “zhi”, most commonly translated by western China watchers as meaning "CONTROL".


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 16

Coal Seam Gas? No fracking way!  

Nick G.

Despite recent announcements about expansion of renewable energy generation and storage, the South Australian government remains committed to destructive coal seam gas ventures.


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 15

On the proposed SA levy - Make the Banks Pay!  

Nick G.
South Australia’s decision to impose a copy-cat levy on big bank superprofits has been met with howls of outrage by the banks.
It follows the federal government’s recent announcement of a 0.6 percent tax on the liabilities  of the big five banks, the Commonwealth, Westpac, ANZ, NBA and Macquarie. ...


more...- Posted on 2017 Jul 07

Adani – coal mining and climate struggles  

Adrian M.

The current struggle around the proposed Adani Coal mine in the Galilee basin of Central Queensland is taking place in a complex social and economic situation.


more...- Posted on 2017 Jun 25

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