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Issue #2085

Japan eyes Australia for missile testing

Japanese government sources have revealed that Japan and Australia are discussing potential military cooperation in case of “scenarios where emergencies arise simultaneously in both the...

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Issue #2016

The real threat of the United States’ 800 foreign bases

Under the heading “Australia Faces Massive Existential Threat from China,” Christopher Joye writes that: “The spectre of Chinese nuclear submarines, destroyers, fighters and bombers based...

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Issue #2005

Listening to the Solomon Islands: friends to all and enemies to none

The Solomon Islands (SI), with a population of 700,000, has a growing relationship with China. This is a fact and an inevitable trend. In all...

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Issue #1979

Afghanistan: what’s next?

Little was said about the horrendous consequences of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and the tens of thousands of Afghan lives that were lost, and the wreckage and chaos that was left behind following the hasty withdrawal by US and allied troops.

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Issue #2099

‘Squad’ of nations formed to confront and provoke China

A new US-dominated bloc aimed at ‘challenging’ China is now almost complete. The grouping unites the USA, Japan, the Philippines, and Australia in what is...

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Julian Assange rally Issue #2060

Statement on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

We strongly condemn the ongoing extradition proceedings relating to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder under the Espionage Act and Computer Fraud Abuse Act. Assange has...

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Issue #2037

Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena

Fernandes explains Australia’s transference of subservience from the United Kingdom to the United States of America since World War II. His lucid explanation reveals that...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2103

HALF THE SKY

Skye Dannaher In the shadow of Australia’s colonial history, the voices of First Nations women resonate with a profound urgency, particularly in the realm of...

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Issue #2021

Chile after the coup

It has been nearly fifty years since the infamous coup in Chile on 11th September 1973. The world became aware of the heinous birth of...

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Issue #2020

Mass shootings in the USA and Australia

On 24th May 2022 an eighteen-year-old gunman, equipped with an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle, murdered nineteen students and two teachers at a primary school in...

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Issue #2007

The Communist Party of Australia and the Communist Party of China – a perspective

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) prepares for its significant twentieth congress in 2022, we may ask how the Communist Party of Australia (CPA)...

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Issue #2045

Immigration: UK Copies Australia

That’s right, you read the headline correctly. Normally it’s the other way round.  Australians copy the UK, at least when we’re not copying the US....

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Keir Starmer Issue #2101

Starmer is a socialist but …

There are more countries in the world than the UK, the USA, and Australia, and yet we can’t help noticing parallels between the UK and...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2095

LETTERS

US / Australian hypocrisy off the scale Dear Comrade Editor, We are often told that a reason for Australia’s subservience to the USA is that...

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Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape. Issue #2097

Papua New Guinea, Australia, USA: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Two state visits and an insult of huge proportions. All this in just a little more one rather tumultuous week for Papua New Guinea. There...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2093

LETTERS

Genocide Dear Editor, The terrible ongoing genocide continues in Gaza. I’m utterly astounded that after mere allegations by Israel against a few staff out of...

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Issue #2020

ACTU pushes for radical reforms ahead of jobs summit

The federal government is holding a Jobs and Skills Summit in early September this year to address the “shared economic challenges” faced by Australians. The...

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Issue #2002

West Papuans escalate their fight for justice

In 1962 the “New York Agreement” signed at the United Nations led to the notorious Act of Free Choice that took place in West Papua...

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Issue #2043

African slaves in colonial Australia

The Melbourne Gaol is famous for being the place where the bushranger, Ned Kelly, was hanged in 1880. In the early 1970s I saw a...

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youth behind fence Issue #2098

UK Rwanda scheme copies Australian failure

The UK has begun mass arrests of migrants in preparation for Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda deportation scheme. The UK Home Office, which manages immigration, has released...

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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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Issue #2027

DINGO

Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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The Echidna Strategy: Australia’s Search for Power and Peace. Issue #2079

The Echidna Strategy: Australiaís Search for Power and Peace

Sam Roggeveen is Director of the conservative Lowy Institute’s International Security Program, and used to work for the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence...

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Asian child smiling with father. Issue #2097

Where is the Red Menace?

Australia’s political, military, and media elites and the Americans holding their leashes have been doubling and tripling down on China fearmongering in the last few...

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Issue #1985

Australia keen to be major defence exporter as sales to Africa revealed

Australia is commonly referred to as “America’s deputy sheriff” because of the support role it plays for US imperialism.

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Issue #1980

Australia’s own goal

US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lined up like three stooges in a stage-managed virtual presentation to announce the formation of yet another military alliance

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A Canadian women in traditional wear. Issue #2073

Australia-Canada – 30 years behind?

At a time when Australia is intensely debating constitutional recognition of Indigenous people, it is interesting to look at Canada. They wrote recognition of Aboriginal...

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Israeli flag on Masada. Issue #2077

Australia: A History of Supporting Israel

On 28 October, 120 member states of the UN General Assembly voted Yes to the resolution for an immediate truce to provide aid to the...

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Issue #2012

Australia “opposes” US statement on UN report into human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine

Australia has refused to sign a statement, alongside over twenty other countries, released by the US regarding an inquiry into human rights violations in Palestine...

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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 #2012

Workers win historic wage increase in Annual Wage Review

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has struck a strong middle ground with a 5.2 per cent wage hike announced on 15th June. The minimum wage...

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Issue #2078

GREEN NOTES

Who’s the pariah? How often do you hear the Western leaders, including Australia’s, point the finger at the People’s Republic of China as the world’s...

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Issue #2011

The LGBTQ+ struggle in Australia

The month of June is known as Pride Month around the globe. Originating out of the US to commemorate the Stonewall riots – a series...

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Issue #1980

Subs, subservience and stupidity

It’s been less than a month since the US tore out of poverty-stricken Afghanistan after losing a twenty-year dirty war, with Australia dragging behind, and already they have announced a new absurd military scheme, AUKUS

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Issue #2037

CPA History Website

The party has a website dedicated to its 100-year history. It is called www.100redyears.org. During the Party’s centenary an exhibition was planned. However, the COVID...

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Shanghai skyline. Issue #2100

China’s new development – Australia’s new opportunity

What people should worry about is not whether China’s growth would peak, but whether they would miss the opportunities in China. China’s economy has made...

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NATO with a do not symbol over it. Issue #2062

NO TO NATO

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 - 12 July. Albanese was present as part...

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Issue #2097

DINGO

The government of Papua New Guinea continues to reject Australia’s attempt to force it to abandon its relations with China. Twenty years ago, the then...

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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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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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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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A Scottish protester displaying his Issue #2099

UN votes for Palestine, genocide continues

The United Nations has voted on whether to grant Palestine’s right to recognition as a member-state. The votes have been counted. The killing goes on....

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Rally for Palestine. Issue #2085

Palestine: Australia complicit in genocide

It beggars belief that Australia has suspended funding to the UN agency providing aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It did so following unsubstantiated...

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Issue #2088

EDITORIAL

This editorial is written one day before Julian Assange’s last trial hearing. Significantly, Assange himself is too sick to attend the hearing, after years being...

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Rally for Palestine, Sydney. Issue #2090

Government opposes Palestine ceasefire

Benjamin Netanyahu’s language has gone biblical again. In a statement issued 29 February he repeatedly called for “total victory” and God’s “vengeance,” stressing the support...

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