AUKUS

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Issue #2032

Plan of Action of the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

The 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held on October 27-29, 2022 in Havana, Cuba defined the following main guidelines and actions...

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US soldier in Shoalwater Bay during Talisman Sabre 2011. Issue #2058

Costly friendship: Australia and the US Civil War

With the AUKUS agreement, the United States military build-up in Australia and the upcoming Exercise Talisman Sabre war games, between the Australian Defence Force (ADF)...

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Issue #1982

AUKUS is a direct threat to North Korea

While much has been said that AUKUS is a direct threat to China, little has been said that it is also a direct threat to North Korea.

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Issue #1998

Resolutions of the 14th Congress of the CPA

RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE The war between Russia and Ukraine is part of a wider conflict between capitalist powers, between Russia on one...

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Issue #2063

Call to action against war

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) is campaigning for an Australia that is committed to peace, justice and a nuclear-free world. In Australia, this starts with...

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Joon outside the Victoria Market, Melbourne Issue #2066

“Keep Fighting AUKUS”

Joon Shik Shin’s business card gives his profession as “peace activist.” He has been a long-time worker for unions and the peace movement in both...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2045

WEASEL WORDS

(special AUKUS edition) Uncomfortable reading / əˈnkmfərtəbəl ˈrdɪŋ/ A lot of weasel words are an attempt to pre-emptively shield something awful from criticism. If something is...

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Albanese. Biden, Sunak, at AUKUS meeting. Issue #2085

Silencing dissent

Such are the festering contradictions in capitalism’s deepening crisis that it is but a short reach to connect the recent actions by balaclava-wearing fascists thugs...

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Part of the anti-AUKUS demo in Brisbane. Issue #2067

GET RAUKUS NO AUKUS

The above slogan resounded on the streets of South Brisbane as the ALP conference came to town. The plans of Antony Albanese and Richard Marles...

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Issue #2031

Comrade Irving’s contribution to the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

The following is a speech delivered by Communist Party of Australia General Secretary Andrew Irving at the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties....

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Issue #1990

Australian-UK-US nuclear submarine deal exposes civilian-military links

Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone, writing for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, highlighted several salient points in their paper, telling us a lot about the thinking of those pushing nuclear energy.

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Issue #2047

“Worst deal in all history”

The recent Australia, US, and UK $368 billion deal on buying nuclear submarines has been termed by Paul Keating, a former Australian Labor prime minister,...

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Ruth Russell speaking at the launch. Issue #2073

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom history book launch

South Australia: “AUKUS – Nonsensical and may not even come to fruition!” This authoritative observation, made at the recent WILPF history book launch, was greeted...

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Issue #2024

“AUKUS is about US imperialism”

The following is a contribution delivered by Dr Hannah Middleton to the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) International Conference held in...

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Issue #2031

CPA: submission to the Defence Strategic Review

The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) is a democratic, transparent and accountable organisation. We are member led and governed by a Central Committee elected every...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2035

WEASEL WORDS

TAX tæks/ We all know what a tax is, don’t we? The government needs money, so they take a slice of your salary, or maybe...

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Issue #2038

Stop the War

LONDON: The first ever Stop the War Coalition trade union conference held last weekend looked at how to build a bigger peace movement – and...

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Issue #2058

AUKUS, the ranks are breaking

How good would it be if we could see headlines like these? Albanese to spend $300 billion on Public Housing or Power prices to plummet...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2037

Peace Notes

By Hannah Middleton Welcome to Peace Notes, a fortnightly column which will cover militarisation and its impacts as well as people’s efforts to ensure peace...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2047

WEASEL WORDS

Warrior /ˈwriər/ (for) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “warrior?” Conan the Barbarian? Boadacea, with cool pagan woad painted on her...

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Issue #2073

GLOBAL BRIEFS

POLAND: Close to a million people took part in what was called the ‘March of a Million Hearts’ in Warsaw last Sunday. The action was...

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The anti AUKUS-WA protest held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, WA. Issue #2063

CPA’s Elly Hulm to CPUSA International Conference

Dear Comrades On behalf of the Communist Party of Australia, I thank the CPUSA for inviting us to speak and I send our fraternal greetings...

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Issue #2046

Minnow Australia in the Anglosphere

Why does Australia want nuclear submarines at all? The 2016 Defence White Paper tell us that “the key capabilities of the future submarine will include:...

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Issue #1991

Season’s greetings and for a better 2022: the people need socialism more than ever

As we approach the end of 2021, we must reflect on how almost two years of COVID-19 have changed people’s lives.

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Issue #2035

DINGO

The latest cost estimate for taxpayers of Australia’s pending nuclear submarines at more than $170 billion. Don’t be surprised when Australia’s supply of weaponry to...

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Issue #1992

Setting the context for the Anglo-Supremacist AUKUS pact

As the CPA develops its Peace fraction and seeks to build up momentum to overturn the AUKUS pact, it is useful to look behind the scenes so as to gain a fuller picture of what is going on.

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Rally to oppose the government's nuclear submarine deal, Melbourne 2021. Issue #2094

No Nukes, No Waste, No AUKUS!

As the Australian government continues to ramp up this nation’s commitment both militarily and financially to AUKUS, those parts of the country that will actually...

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Issue #1996

Brisbane branch campaign against AUKUS, casualisation, and climate change

There is no rest for the Brisbane Branch of the CPA as we continue our campaign against the IR omnibus Bill, the AUKUS nuclear submarine...

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Issue #2049

Alliance against AUKUS

Since the Labor government of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the funding of the $368 billion (and counting) contract to buy six nuclear submarines under...

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Issue #2030

Let’s rebuild the anti-war movement

There are many Australians currently opposed to the AUKUS pact with all its sinister implications for our country  since it was first handed to us...

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Issue #1985

CPA, CPB & CPUSA Trilateral Statement on AUKUS

The Communist Party of Australia, the Communist Party of Britain and the Communist Party of the USA met on 1st October to discuss the implications...

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Issue #2094

AUKUS expansion is a gift to three sets of war-mongers

“The defense ministers of the US, UK, and Australia will reportedly begin to talk about broadening the AUKUS military alliance, with Japan emerging as the...

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Issue #1996

Anti-AUKUS webinar provokes conservative contempt

Last week, the Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition (SAAC) hosted the Resisting AUKUS and War on China webinar.

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Issue #2021

60th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in Vietnam

This week marks sixty years since Australia entered the Vietnam war. Considered by many to be a Cold War-era proxy war, the conflict lasted almost...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2049

There is a slogan “Peace is Union Business” which remains significant today. Workers in their trade unions have a unique capacity to work for peace,...

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Issue #2031

If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?

The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...

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Issue #1990

NO nuclear submarines: NO AUKUS treaty – NO war on China

New anti-AUKUS coalitions around the county are gearing up for this weekend (10th-12th December).

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Issue #2046

GREEN NOTES

Anna Pha Humanity faces two major existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The doomsday clock is ticking on both these threats. Ironically, the US...

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Issue #2006

CPA at protests around the country

The CPA fighting for aged care workers in Perth. Around 500 workers rallied at the Perth Cultural Centre demanding respect for aged care workers and...

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Issue #2063

Anti-AUKUS action rocks Melbourne

Melbourne comrades gathered in Brunswick to protest the planned AUKUS commitment and the Albanese government’s plans to turn Australia into a parking lot for nuclear...

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Issue #2049

Road to War

As Australia’s most outstanding documentary film maker with 21 films and many awards to his credit, David Bradbury has created another monumental and relevant work...

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Issue #2045

Outrageous assault on peace and vulnerable Australians

The naval nuclear reactors for Australia, announced today, represent one of the lowest points in Australian democracy in living memory. Unimaginable expenditure – up to...

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Issue #1985

JOBS NOT WAR!

The AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the US turns the meaning of security on its head.

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2071

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton I recently saw a commercial TV promotion showing a a nuclear-powered submarine and a reporter saying it is invisible. This is rubbish. Since...

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Issue #2041

Housing Justice Rally

About 300 activists gathered in Sydney Town Hall on 11 February determined to make housing justice a major issue in the upcoming State election. The...

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Issue #2023

Nuclear submarines = uranium mines

On 15th September 2021, the AUKUS trilateral security pact was signed between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Under the pact, the United...

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Issue #2025

United Nations day of peace

Today, 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to save billions of tax payers’...

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Issue #1981

Petition: no nuclear submarines

AUKUS and a submarine fleet shows a complete disregard for the democratic process and undermines sovereignty.

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Issue #2027

Dumping on First Nations People

“That dump would poison the water and poison everything else, the food, the cattle, and everything else that’s gonna live off of the water.” Eileen...

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NZ soldiers in creek playing war games. Issue #2087

Australia and New Zealand’s ‘seamless’ march to militarisation

The latest step in the militarisation of the Indo-Pacific has been taken. The inaugural ANZMIN ‘2+2’ joint meeting of Australian and New Zealand foreign and...

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Issue #2072

Fighting with America

In September 1951, during the Korean War, Australia and New Zealand, signed the ANZUS treaty. In Fighting with America James Curran, Professor of History at...

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Talisman Sabre war games in Queensland – June 2005. Issue #2055

US Military Build-up in Australia

In the upcoming Exercise Talisman Sabre war games, between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States military, an expected 30,000 military personnel will participate...

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Issue #2066

Nurses against subs

NSW Nurses and Midwives Association delegates call for spending on healthcare, education, and the environment – not nuclear submarines. The NSWNMA has joined growing public...

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Don't celebrate invasion. Issue #2083

Time to act, welcome to 2024!

2024 is here and we welcome all Party members and Guardian readers to a new year of struggle. It is time to act! It is...

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The unmasking took place at an urgent meeting during the “coronation” weekend in Adelaide where two inspirational speakers provided insightful explanations on “AUKUS: Why we are opposed!” Issue #2052

AUKUS unmasked

With an ultimate price tag of over half a trillion dollars, AUKUS represents a huge attack on the Australian way of life, on the environment...

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Issue #2068

Nuclear (con) fusion

It’s increasingly evident that the reason the LNP quietly introduced the AUKUS pact into Australia just prior to the nation going into an election, was...

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Issue #2092

DINGO

Who is the target of the AUKUS alliance? The answer is explicit in all the writing on the subject and what all the leaders of...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2047

PEACE NOTES

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put together six years worth of work by 700 scientists. Thousands of scientific studies were...

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Placard Issue #2056

Fight Climate Change Not War speak out and march Fremantle

On Saturday 27th May, several anti-war, anti-nuclear and climate activist groups held a speak-out on the AUKUS Agreement signed in September 2021 between Australia, the...

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Issue #2044

We must win the battle of ideas

Working people around the capitalist world have been hit hard from the employer class. Capitalists will always look at how to improve profit margins from...

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Issue #2045

DINGO

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomed the recent announcement by an increasingly desperate NSW Coalition government in election mode, after it committed to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2085

PEACE NOTES

At a recent Gaza solidarity rally in Sydney, Communist Party of Australia members collected over 160 signatures on letters to Australia’s Future Fund chair Peter...

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Issue #2049

NO to AUKUS! – YES to Medicare!

Medicare as a public health insurance scheme offering universal access to bulkbilling, and funded through central revenue is becoming a distant memory. GPs are fully...

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Issue #2067

ALP Conference and the path to war

“If you’re pro-human rights, you need to be pro-AUKUS. If you’re pro-peace, you need to be pro-AUKUS. If you’re pro-advanced manufacturing, you need to be...

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Issue #2086

DINGO

Lithuania, claiming a threat from Russia, is ramping up military spending. “Everything we have we threw into Ukraine so that they will be able to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2073

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton With the escalating development of space warfare facilities in Australia, as part of the AUKUS deal, it is useful to look at how...

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United States Air Force - McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Voodoo interceptor-fighter Issue #2055

The Warfare State

The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies has released an analysis of the militarised budget in the United States, titled “The Warfare...

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The regular protests include members of the Communist Party as well as other committed peace activists. Issue #2095

IPAN in Geelong

Activists from the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) in Geelong Victoria have been holding speak-outs, rallies and pickets against AUKUS, against the militarisation of...

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Issue #2041

NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST AUKUS

Friday 24th February 2023 Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) www.antiaukuscoalition.org We say: NO to nuclear submarines NO to east coast sub base NO to AUKUS NO...

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Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles. Issue #2082

SACK MARLES!

The US-led military buildup in Australia for war with China is like nothing this country has ever experienced before – and US sycophant, Australian defence...

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May Day rally Fremantle. Issue #2052

May Day gathers strength

May Day celebrations and protests across Australia have concluded, held across every state and territory as well as many regional centres. May Day is a...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2055

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Papua New Guinea is being pressurised by the US and Australia to join their plans for war on China. PNG’s location north of...

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Issue #2048

Palm Sunday Peace Rally 2023 Adelaide

A gathering of dedicated peace activists met on the steps of Parliament House in North Terrace (Adelaide) in advocacy for peace which seems so fragile...

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Issue #2043

Nationwide demonstrations against AUKUS

The Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) co-ordinated a series of successful rallies on 24 February at the offices of Federal Ministers around the country. The rallies...

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Issue #2047

“Port Kembla, not Fort Kembla”

Last month the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Southern NSW Branch Secretary Mick Cross welcomed news that Port Kembla will become a large-scale venue for...

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Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Senator the Honourable Penny Wong in Melbourne, 4 March 2024. Issue #2091

Deputy sheriff fails to deliver

The four-day ASEAN-Australia Special Summit held in Melbourne from 4 - 6 March, ended with the Australian government failing to gain consensus around its aggressive stand towards...

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Issue #2047

STOP AUKUS!

A vocal and forceful protest demonstration took place at 8 in the morning of 21st March outside the Western Australian Defence Forum (admevents.com.au/western-australia-defence-forum) in Rockingham...

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Issue #2046

Cancel AUKUS! – NO TO WAR!

The Labor government’s decision to sign up to AUKUS is potentially the most costly and dangerous decision of any government since federation. It is not...

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Issue #2044

Peace and Australia Post

Have you heard of the Peace Budget? If you’ve been reading News Corp or Fairfax publications this year, you won’t have seen any trace of...

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Issue #2045

NO AUKUS

Under the appalling AUKUS plan announced by US President Biden on Tuesday (Australian time), Australia will begin hosting US nuclear-powered and armed submarines from this...

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Issue #2052

Not a People’s Budget

Budgets involve a redistribution of wealth reflecting government priorities and serving class interests. The 2023-24 federal budget has clear priorities. The big winners are the...

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Issue #2050

May Day 2023: What do we march for?

1889 is a long way behind us, and the first May Day commemoration honouring the workers killed and wounded in the Haymarket confrontation in Chicago...

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Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development meets with Penny Wong, Australian’s Foreign Minister. Issue #2051

Cut-and-paste US world domination

“So today I want to talk to you about how we avert war and maintain peace – and more than that, how we shape a...

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Medicare card. Issue #2068

Intergenerational Report – The march of history

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this...

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Union rally with flags. Issue #2073

Working future? – Cancel AUKUS

Last month the Labor government released its white paper on employment, Working Future (WF). Its stated objective is “sustained and inclusive full employment.” It has...

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Issue #2077

A place under the table

It’s always a stressful experience meeting the boss, so perhaps we should sympathise with Anthony Albanese who has just been to Washington to catch up...

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Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition poster –Submarine and missile. Issue #2054

Give us a Peace Budget

Decaying capitalism is turning the world upside down. Australians are sleeping in the streets and going without food and health care while half a trillion...

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Issue #2067

Stop AUKUS!

Labor’s war hawks succeeded in cementing AUKUS and the nuclear submarines and missiles that go with it in the party’s platform at its national conference...

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Issue #2082

EDITORIAL

This is the last issue of the Guardian – The Workers’ Weekly for 2023 (the podcast will continue through the break). It’s a time for...

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