The Guardian • Issue #2066


  • The Guardian
  • Issue #2066
Quill and ink .

Unlucky Australians

Dear Comrade Editor

I sent through this review for your new POTTED REVIEWS section via telegram, but it looks like the CPA has updated its technology since the 1930s! Here it is, nonetheless:

This book is a first-hand account by author Frank Hardy about his experience and involvement in the the Gurindji strike, also known as the Wave Hill walk off, in 1966, initiated by 200 Gurindji stockmen, house servants, and their families. A writer of provocative charm and razor sharp political analysis, Hardy brings the reader along with him through all the grueling hours, joyous victories, and political intricacies of one of Australia’s most significant political struggles. The book also contains extensive transcripts of interviews with indigenous activists like Vincent Lingiari and Robert Tudawali. A timely reminder for the role communists can play in the struggle for indigenous liberation.

In Solidarity.

Valentin Cartillier

China and APEC

Everything the US imperialists are doing these days is provocative. What they seem to be trying to do by not inviting sanctioned Hong Kong leader John Lee to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in San Francisco in November is to get China to not attend.

They could then tell the world that China is not cooperating with the “rest of the world”.

We don’t know what China is thinking. But they are Marxists and have studied Lenin.

Lenin’s advice adopted by Russian communists in the early 1900s was to participate in the Duma and use this venue purposefully to the benefit of the struggle against the Tsar.

China could be thinking of attending and exposing the negativity of the US aggressive approach to world affairs and especially to the need for peaceful cooperation to solve the world’s economic needs.

In this case China’s (according to a comment on the internet) “pretty damn soft” approach seems to be an appropriate move. War is waste and hardly a wise choice in the nuclear era.

As if they are saying, “We’re all for cooperation for the benefit of a peaceful world. Conflict ending up in war is not a solution to the world’s problems.”

There’s the challenge for the US and other Western nations. “Let’s work together,” China seems to be saying. The profits will be much smaller, but the peoples of the world will be eternally grateful for a peaceful era where diplomacy is the reigning method with which to seek solutions to problems.

This is preferable to spending billions on armaments the manufacture of which will contribute to global warming and inflation.

Since peace is union business, we need to see a lot more union action for peace.

Bob Saltis


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