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The week leading up to the AFL Grand Final on 25 September saw two contrasting trends in the working class movement in Australia. One trend, strongly promoted by the imperialist media outlets, was epitomized by the extreme right wing influenced street demonstrations in Melbourne under the Trump like banner of "freedom" of workers to take no responsibility for the impact of actions, such as opposing vaccinations against Covid 19, and ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 25
Several hundred people rallied in Adelaide late on Friday afternoon to protest nuclear-powered submarines and the latest war AUKUS-strations.
The rally was called by organisations including the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN), Friends of the Earth, SA Greens, and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War.
When protesters including some CFMEU members smashed the John Cummins building, all trade union leaderships and their members received a wake-up call. Former Industrial Relations Minister Michaelia Cash (and the giant multinationals she represents) must have danced with joy.
The CFMEU has sustained unrelenting ruling class attack to crush any ability of workers to organise. They have continued to mobilise members to achieve big wage rises, good conditions and safety ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 23
Shortly before the recent announcement about Australia joining the US and UK to build a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines another related announcement was given the barest minimum of coverage. It is not difficult to establish the reason for limited publicity.more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 23
The working class is no stranger to precarious employment. From the earliest days workers often lived with being employed day by day or even hour by hour. Workers could be hired and fired at the whim of the capitalist. Older workers remember having to line up outside wharves or railway yards hoping to get a day’s work.more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 23
Government privatisation and outsourcing of services has been a feature of capitalism in Australia for many decades affecting public transport, water utilities, public health, aged care, disabilities and education and many more sectors. For example, road traffic controlling where road works are undertaken, used to be performed by workers directly employed by state or federal governments.more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 17
Moves by Microsoft to push deeper into the Australian economy with satellite systems together with the appointment of a former senior US military official in Adelaide to manage operations show the continued significance of Australia for US regional foreign policy.
As the US increasingly focuses on the Indo-Pacific as a likely 'theatre of war' with China, the significance of Australia as a base for future real war scenarios has increased. ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 17
The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the announcement that Australia will build nuclear-powered submarines.more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 15
The Canadian take-over of Australian agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water continues unabated.more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 15
Who can resist the stirring sound of the bouzouki played on a deserted Cretan beach as two men dance the sirtaki in a state of Dionysian ecstasy? Or the powerful voice of Greek singer Maria Farandouri singing about Mauthausen concentration camp to music of profound melancholy. Or indeed, the pounding insistence of the musical scores of films like Z and Serpico? Those who have been moved by these sights and ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 09
In August this year in Adelaide a historian gave a presentation at a public gathering on the Paris Commune to acknowledge its 150th anniversary. The speaker stated the focus of the talk is, "...essentially about its lessons: what it can tell us about today’s struggles, what it can say about our socialist future." It was a very lengthy and comprehensive outline of the Communards 2-month struggle in the French Spring ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 09
During the 2020 bushfires, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian won kudos when she unfailingly gave precedence to frontline experts in daily media conferences. Meanwhile the prime minister sunned in Hawaii, and her Nationals’ Deputy Barilaro attacked her from his London holiday.
In last year’s initial Covid outbreak, she bowed to increasingly organised action from health and education workers, and closed schools despite public pressure from the PM .
June this year saw the election of a progressive president for Peru. Pedro Castillo, a 51-year-old school teacher and unionist, narrowly defeated Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the former president and dictator of Peru Alberto Fujimori. Once again, a progressive wind is blowing through Latin America, replacing right-wing reactionary presidents with reformist political leaders. The neo-liberal economic policies implemented throughout Latin America that crippled workers and especially the Indigenous peoples, have ...more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 04
Accusations continue to be made about responsibility for the debacle in Afghanistan, largely made by 'yesterdays' men' eager to absolve themselves of any blame. Their behaviour has revealed a withdrawal from the real world to one of their own making, and denial. They are also attempting to create a smokescreen and hide highly incriminating information.
more...- Posted on 2021 Sep 02
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. Its founder was the martyred revolutionary comrade, Meena. RAWA has always been active in opposing imperialism, the corruption of the Kabul government, and the religious fascism of the Taliban. Some of our comrades might remember the speaking ...more...- Posted on 2021 Aug 26
The people of Nicaragua return to the polls later this year as part of democratic decision-making processes opened by the Great Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution of 19 July 1979. Previously the country had been governed in a manner akin to a banana plantation under the control of the Somoza family who were US stooges. While decades have passed, it remains impossible for Nicaraguans to separate the present day from ...more...- Posted on 2021 Aug 25
The collapse of puppet regime, the disgraceful defeat of the US imperialism and the rise of the Taliban fundamentalism to powermore...- Posted on 2021 Aug 23
For the first time in 90 years, charities are feeding large numbers of Australians. Most are grateful to those who keep them from hunger, but bewildered at the unimagined difficulties they suddenly face.
Successive governments have gradually vacated the social welfare field. Most tax income relies on workers actually working, and with the middle and upper managers receiving tax handouts for the privilege of being relatively rich, the taxation kitty ...
Geelong’s waterfront has been a busy place for protests lately. On Sunday August 15th more than 40 protesters staged a protest at the gates of the port at Corio Quay, or paddled their surfboards in Corio Bay. They are members of an environmental group OCEAN---the Otway Climate Emergency Action Network.more...- Posted on 2021 Aug 19
The Communist Part of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) welcomes the withdrawal, in defeat, of US imperialist aggressor forces and their accomplices from Afghanistan.
The withdrawal of US imperialist military forces and the fall of its Afghani puppet government is a tribute to the long and determined resistance by the Afghani people to imperialist occupations of their country by the British, Russians and now the US and its allies.