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.
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.
Decline in the Australian economy reflects the long term depression of capitalism globally
The recently announced national account figures for the September quarter saw Australia's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) shrink by 0.5 per cent. This is the result of a fall in business investment (of 9.7 percent in the last 12 months), a collapse in effective demand, reduction in government spending ...
The significance of the liberation of Aleppo cannot be underestimated. It is a major blow for US imperialism’s plans for a “New Middle East”, a Middle East of US client states working in concert to protect US global interests and to shore up the faltering US economy.
Working class struggle wins the battle against giant multinational brewery
Savouring their sweet victory and proudly chanting, “The workers united will never be defeated”, the courageous Carlton United Brewery maintenance workers, surrounded by cheering and clapping union and community supporters, walked back to work through the CUB factory gates (Melbourne), having won back their original wages and conditions ...
Betrayal and collaboration as multinationals plunder natural gas reserves
Multinational companies are making gigantic super-profits from the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), yet have paid little taxes or royalties to Australian governments. Meanwhile, the people face cut-backs in government services, a virtual wage freeze and ever higher utility bills.
The Victorian Government has announced an “unprecedented” increase in police funding, personnel, and resources. The police force will become the largest it has ever been. It will consume the largest budget it has ever had.
Portland Alcoa – smelter shut-down puts jobs on the line
Alcoa’s Portland aluminium smelter is operating at just over 25% capacity and is unlikely to return to full production for six months, if at all. Up to 2,500 jobs in the Western Victorian town of Portland (population 10,000) are at risk.
Donald Trump trumpets that he wants to make America great again and put America first. Perhaps he stole his mantra from another very different American from the 1930's. In 1935 in Harlem New York, 10,000 African Americans took to the streets in anger directed at the rich Anglo ...