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Issue #1916      May 25, 2020

HERE IS WHAT SHARKEY SAID

Although the Sunday Telegraph and other papers tried desperately to distort what [Communist Party of Australia] General Secretary L L Sharkey said last Friday, his actual statement, as correctly published in Saturday’s Telegraph, was as follows:

If Soviet forces, in pursuit of aggressors, entered Australia, Australian workers would welcome them.

Australian workers would welcome Soviet forces pursuing aggressors as the workers welcomed them throughout Europe, when the Red troops liberated the people from the power of the Nazis.

I believe the Soviet Union will go to war only if she is attacked, and if she is attacked I cannot see Australia being invaded by Soviet troops.

The job of Communists is to struggle to prevent war, and to educate the mass of the people against the idea of war.

This article originally appeared in Tribune March, 1949.

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