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Morrison budget and their business cronies: their values and ours!


Almost hidden in the small print of the recent Morrison coalition government budget lies an extra allocation over the next four years for the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC), a shadowy employer's organisation. The present Australian government, in addition, will also provide $10 million for reducing the costs of Award compliance for employers.

While the budget allocations were announced as designed to assist employers meeting their obligations, the opposite is a ...

more...- Posted on 2021 May 18


Solidarity with the struggle of the Colombian people! Stop the cruel fascist repression by Duque's government!


ICOR-Resolution, 14 May 2021
The big national strike "paro nacional" from 28 April and before that the signal of the week-long strike of the miners of El Cerejon as well as the gigantic and militant popular mobilisation all over the country managed to push back the anti-people, USA-affiliated government of Duque, the successor of the fascist Uribe. 

more...- Posted on 2021 May 18


Victory to the People of Palestine!


The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) hails and stands in solidarity with the heroic people of Palestine in their long and resolute struggle to end the brutal US backed Israeli Zionist oppression and occupation of Palestine. 

more...- Posted on 2021 May 17


Great Barrier Reef Foundation funding remains a major scandal


The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has just released an enquiry into the implementation of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation Partnership.

The partnership was established by a grant of $443.3 million awarded through a non-competitive process. As we reported at the time, the grant was “a complete surprise” to the Foundation and rocked scientific and environmental circles, not least because the Foundation was a front for finance capitalists and fossil ...

more...- Posted on 2021 May 13


ASPI: Speaking for the US on Taiwan


Early this year an intelligence assessment about Taiwan was declassified, immediately after the inauguration of the Biden presidential administration. Details contained in the assessment were highly incriminating; providing evidence that the timing of the release of the report was not a coincidence.

The intelligence assessment soon came to dominate a great deal of political and military discourse in Australian mainstream media.

more...- Posted on 2021 May 13


ICOR Statement Commemorating the Crushing of Hitler's Fascism on May 8, 1945


Today marks the 76th anniversary of the victory in the War Against Fascism. It was celebrated in the Soviet Union on May 9. It is worth adding to the ICOR Statement that the Soviet Union was the only country which opened its borders to Jewish people, Gypsies, communists and trade unionists fleeing fascist/nazi pogroms in Germay, Poland, and Rumania in the 1930s - early 1940s.  A fact constantly denied and erased ...

more...- Posted on 2021 May 07


Changing Balance of Forces Between Rival Imperialisms in Our Region


Understanding the minds behind military planning invariably includes their ability to identify adversaries, to conduct comparisons between military powers and their assessments of the prevailing balance of forces.

A recent statement from a retired US military hawk, providing reference to all three criteria is, therefore, an addition to our understanding of the changing balance of forces for the US, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, when compared to other similar assessments. ...

more...- Posted on 2021 May 06


Don’t Get BITten!


Nobody knows who invented Bitcoin. It was invented in 2008 by a person or group of people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin came into use in 2009.

more...- Posted on 2021 May 06


Reflections on the lessons from the Jasic (Shenzhen) movement of 2018


On 29 August, 2018 we reported on the arrest by the Chinese authorities of a young student, Shen Mengyu, a young Marxist-Leninist-Maoist who had left her university studies to help workers trying to organise at a privately-owned, US-based manufacturer of welding equipment, Jasic International.
A number of the youths who were involved in the struggle have reflected on the lessons they learned, and discussed this with the International Coordination of ...

more...- Posted on 2021 May 03


Vale Ben Carslake


On April 30, the day before he was to be honoured with the SA May Day Collective’s Spanner award for services to the ideals of May Day, SPA/CPA member Ben Carslake passed away.

We immediately communicated our condolences to the CPA’s SA branch and its National President, Vinnie Molina:

more...- Posted on 2021 May 02


Adelaide: May Day 2021


Organisers and participants at this year’s 2021 May Day in South Australia were both appreciative of the large turn-out, and saddened by the news of the death, the previous day, of CFMEU stalwart and CPA member, Bennie Carslake.

more...- Posted on 2021 May 02


NSW: May Day strikes across 100 construction sites


Half-day walkouts covering the CFMEU, ETU and Plumbers Union hit one hundred Sydney construction sites on May 1 this year. 
Thousands marched in Parramatta, in support of the CFMEU Construction’s Green Ban action to save historic Willow Grove which is to be dismantled and moved to a more “convenient” space for corporate profit. 

more...- Posted on 2021 May 02


Bringing Antarctica into the new Cold War


A report tabled by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) at the highest levels in Canberra in April will have far-reaching implications if implemented by the Australian government next year.

The report, part of a US-led Cold War military and security package, is aimed at transforming logistics with Antarctica for rapid access and egress with a continent of vital strategic significance and rich in minerals.

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 29


Canadians continue to buy up big


According to the latest Foreign Investment Review Board data, the number of Australian farms owned by foreign interests increased by nearly 10% in 2019-2020.

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 29


Protect people’s health and well-being as Covid vaccine arrives


As Covid-19 vaccines roll-out and border isolation services resemble dykes with odd leaks, business and some parliamentary leaders and business bosses call for people to ‘learn to live with the virus’.
The pandemic crisis has entered a new phase, with business and government attempting to go on the attack to assert business interests against the people’s.  
In this phase big business and its government target overcoming the people’s achievements in ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 29


Book Review: The German Communist Resistance 1933-1945


The German Communist Resistance:  1933-1945, by T Derbent (published by Foreign Language Press)

The extraordinary, courageous resistance to Nazi fascism by the German Communist Party (KPD) has been deliberately and pervasively hidden, ignored, and written out of history.

This book starts to redress this omission.

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 28


Covid-19 Hits Indian People and Indian-Australian Community Hard


The record high numbers of Covid 19 cases in India are causing great hardship to the working people in India and a very stressful time for their relatives and friends who have migrated to Australia.

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 25


The Nationals are at it again!


Just when you thought that the National Party could not sink any lower into the depths of infamy with their Climate Change denial, support for the coal industry and sabotage of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement, they are at it again. This time they have launched an attack on our native forests.

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 23


VAN DAIRY-The grim downside of foreign investment in Australian agriculture


Van Dairy traces its origins to one of Australia’s oldest companies. In 1824, King George IV established the Van Diemen’s Land Company as a charter company. In 1825 he granted the Van Diemen’s Land Company 350,000 hectares of land in the colony. (What the Indigenous inhabitants thought of a foreigner giving away something that wasn’t his to give is not known.)

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 23


Corporatised Religion


The deaths of 46 aged care residents at St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Melbourne suburb Fawkner raised failures and financial and operational arrangements in the Greek Orthodox Church. 
Covid deaths at other church homes in Sydney, the Dorothy Henderson Lodge run by BaptistCare and Newmarch House run by Anglicare, suggest these may not be aberrations but systemic failures. They also raise the issue whether behind this lies the ...

more...- Posted on 2021 Apr 20


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