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Issue #1989

China-US relations seek to chart new course

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened dialogue in a virtual summit for over three hours on 16th November

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Issue #1953

China, Russia continue to cooperate on fighting colour revolutions, safeguarding political security: Wang Yi

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Russia will continue to cooperate in fighting the colour revolutions and disinformation, and safeguarding political security together in 2021 ...

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Issue #1954

The Lowy Institute and a review of Xi Jinping: the backlash

Australia has forty-two think tanks, of which the Lowy Institute for International Policy was ranked 64th in the world by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program of 2018.

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Issue #1961

China’s rocket debris falls to earth as “accurately predicted”

China’s space authority announced on Sunday that remnants from China’s Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket reentered the Earth’s atmosphere, most of it burning upon entry, with some remnants falling in the Arabian Sea.

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Issue #1968

China, Russia agree to extend Good-Neighbourliness Treaty as Putin congratulates CPC on centenary in phone call with Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday three days ahead of the centennial of the Communist Party of China ...

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Issue #1973

Biden increases threat of war between great powers

While visiting the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden highlighted growing “threats” posed by Russia and China to the US’ national security.

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Issue #1986

Xi calls for stronger global actions on climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on all parties to take stronger actions to jointly tackle the climate challenge ...

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Issue #1990

China, Russia jointly decry US democracy summit, call for past lessons to be remembered

A joint article by the Chinese and Russian Ambassadors to the US decrying the so-called Summit for Democracy is a clear declaration of opposition to the upcoming event.

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Issue #2016

Why Western predictions on China were mostly wrong in past decade

When commenting on China, some in the West only see a country constantly at the cusp of crisis, ranging from predictions of a “China hard...

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Issue #1952

Human rights start from poverty alleviation

Absolute poverty in Chinese society has been eliminated.

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Issue #1959

No crime lasts a hundred years

Twitter’s news feed did not stop. Facebook played live videos, one after another.

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Issue #1976

Tibet’s progress a powerful message for western naysayers

The Tibet Autonomous Region celebrates the 70th anniversary of its peaceful liberation this year, a triumphant moment for its socialist system and governance

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Issue #1977

Xi to walk together with Cuba to build socialism, be exemplars of coordination

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China is willing to walk together with Cuba in building socialism and be good partners in pursuing common development, in a phone conversation with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

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Many of the placards at the London Palestine Solidarity demonstration on 7 April were very inspirational. ‘Free Palestine’ was drawn by activist and artist Lynda May Ayres. Issue #2095

Israel, Palestine, and the world

The US is putting pressure on Israel to open up more corridors to allow aid in. At the same time, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin...

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Issue #1974

China, Russia joint military exercise to combat terrorism and chaos left by US

Russia is set to join a military exercise with China in the Qingtongxia Joint Tactical Training Base.

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Issue #1977

Free Meng campaign marks 1000 days of incarceration

Thursday, August 26, 2021, marked the 1000th day of unjust incarceration by the Trudeau government of Meng Wanzhou.

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Issue #2036

Comrade Jiang Zemin: a retrospective

On the last day of November, 2022, Comrade Jiang Zemin died in Shanghai. He was 96 years old, and at the time of writing the...

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Issue #1947

Australia’s role in US imperialism remains firm

The basic implicit promise of the Biden campaign has been a “return to normal” relative to the Trump years.

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Issue #1957

Surging commodity prices put pressure on Chinese manufacturing firms

Surges in bulk commodity prices are putting pressure on China’s manufacturing sector, pushing authorities and industry participants to seek plans to stabilise the market to fend off potential disruptions and risks.

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Issue #1959

Xi calls for “unprecedented ambition, action” to build community of life

We should protect nature and preserve the environment like we protect our eyes.

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Issue #1969

The Communist Party Of China celebrates 100 years – for good reason

The Communist Party of China (CPC) commemorated its centenary on Thursday 1st July with an impressive range of memorable celebrations across the nation.

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Issue #1991

China is a responsible major country in addressing climate change

Human beings share a common future in the face of the challenges presented by global climate change, and no country can make itself immune from the impact.

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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 #2021

Using Taiwan to contain China is doomed to fail

Taiwan has been an integral part of China’s territory since ancient times, there is but one China in the world, and the Government of the...

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Issue #2030

Marxism at the centre of the CPC’s Twentieth National Congress

It has been quite some time since a Communist Party’s national congress has attracted worldwide attention. I speak of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC)...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2061

WEASEL WORDS

Vicious No, not the old Lou Reed song. “Vicious” is how how 9 Newspapers describe Paul Keating’s description of Jens Stoltenberg the secretary general of...

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Imperial Palace. Issue #2062

Modernisation, heroism, Party work

Alex Denton represented the Communist Party of Australia Central Committee on the 3rd Communist party Leaders Delegation of North American, Oceanian and Nordic Countries from...

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Space craft. Issue #2063

Space War?

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) between the United States and the Soviet Union sought all nations to avoid any future “land grab” leading to...

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Issue #1971

Jackie Chan expresses desire to join the CPC

During a recent forum hosted in Beijing, action movie star, director, and martial artist Jackie Chan expressed his interest in joining the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Issue #1976

China’s common prosperity – the next step in the building of socialism

President Xi Jinping has announced the next steps in resolving inequality in China following the monumental achievement of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching a moderately prosperous society.

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Issue #2017

Marx’s vampire capitalism and the present economic crisis

Friedrich Engels in his The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845) refers to “the vampire property-holding class.” Twenty years later, Karl Marx uses...

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Issue #2024

War preparations are sparking the growth of an Australian peace movement

The indicators that preparations are being made for war are coming thick and fast. Previous governments have committed close to one-quarter of a billion dollars...

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Issue #1959

Australia scraps BRI agreements, eager to injure relationship with number one trade partner

The Morrison government has vetoed the state of Victoria by cancelling four agreements it had with other nations relating to cooperation and education.

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Issue #1966

US rallies allies against China at G7 Summit

The US-led Group of 7 (G7) Summit took place last weekend in Cornwall, England, where an official report was issued openly undermining China’s policies and practices.

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Issue #1981

China-EU dialogue

In his meeting with Borrell, Wang said China and the EU have increased talks recently, reached many consensuses

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Issue #2004

Xi calls for efforts to build modern infrastructure system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to strengthen infrastructure construction in the country’s building of a modern infrastructure system. Xi, also General...

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Issue #2014

BRICS, BRICS+, and the new G8”

What are BRICS, BRICS+, and the “new G8”? What is the meaning of these acronyms and why are they important? BRICS To begin with BRICS:...

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Issue #2026

China: party steps up fight against corruption

Twenty-four senior officials have been placed under investigation in first half of the year. Former vice-minister of public security Sun Lijun became on Friday the...

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Issue #2031

Why America is alarmed

Every five years, the delegates of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 96 million members – meet to elect its top leaders and set...

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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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Comrades from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane branch marched together, and supporting Vote Yes at the Brisbane May Day rally. Issue #2052

May Day – Millions march around the world

People squeezed by inflation and demanding economic justice took to streets across Asia, Europe, and the Americas to mark May Day, in an outpouring of...

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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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World economic health (pulse) Issue #2102

Don’t use ‘overcapacity’ to harm economic globalisation

For some time, China has been accused of “overcapacity” in new energy products. This kind of hype is unreasonable and just a carefully crafted distraction,...

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Issue #1950

Social imperialism: its history and effects

In some sections of the international communist movement today, China is characterised as imperialist, capitalist, or “social imperialist.” Despite being around since the turn of the last century, the phrase “social imperialism” really took flight when the international communist movement split in the 1960s under the weight of the divisions between the Soviet Union and China.

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Issue #1959

New Zealand’s divergence from Five Eyes intelligence network

New Zealand has seemingly broken ranks with the other members of the Five Eyes intelligence network over their attempt to exert political pressure on China through the network.

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Issue #1963

President holds online talks with top Chinese leader

Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping affirmed the significance of the Vietnam-China relationship.

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Issue #1966

All the questions socialists have about china but were too afraid to ask

In the 1990s and 2000s conventional Western wisdom was that China had long abandoned socialism. But ...

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Issue #1993

Whole-process people’s democracy is a high quality democracy

While the US is dragging some of its so-called “valued allies” to hold the Summit for Democracy, the world is increasingly troubled by questions such...

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Issue #2006

Responsible and accountable governance in socialist countries

It would be difficult to find a citizen of any country who does not want clean, honest, and accountable governance. As the 2022 election approaches...

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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 #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 #2032

High public support attests to success of CPC’s self-reform: Australian scholar

Global Times Editor’s Note: China had an epic decade since 2012. Particularly in the last five years, which were truly momentous, and extraordinary, the country...

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Issue #2034

China embarks on the new journey of the second centenary goal

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to a successful conclusion October 22, 2022 in Beijing. The congress elected a...

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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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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2052

HALF THE SKY

This is an interview with a Chinese woman and comrade on the struggle and achievement in the process of women’s liberation in China. What are...

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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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Palestinian flags. Issue #2095

Iran, Israel, and the threat of war

Iran’s drone and missile attack against Israel on 14 April was immediately condemned by the USA and its allies. Israel has vowed to “retaliate.” There...

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Issue #1964

Venezuela, Russia and China: the route to a multipolar world

The current global order is experiencing tension caused in the main by US-backed imperial power.

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Issue #1965

All the questions socialists have about China but were too afraid to ask

In the 1990s and 2000s conventional Western wisdom was that China had long abandoned socialism.

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Issue #1982

Victory for China: Meng returns home

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Chinese tech company Huawei, has been released from detention after being held illegally in Canada for over 1000 days.

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Issue #1987

19th CPC Central Committee kicks off sixth plenary session, to table landmark resolution

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

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Issue #1994

Putin and Xi plot to escape SWIFT

At present, in the midst of the panic and pandemonium being created by the world’s press about Russia and China, no one has mentioned that...

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Issue #2004

Ironic for Morrison to draw red line without respecting others’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison just drew a “red line” for China. Australian media widely reported on Sunday that Morrison claimed China building a military...

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Issue #2012

By engaging with China, Pacific countries seek their own paths out of poverty

From 24th May to 4th June, 2022, China’s highly experienced Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and a large delegation visited eight Pacific countries in person, as...

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Chinese temple Issue #2015

China’s principled position on the war in Ukraine

Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states has been the express foundation of China’s response to the war in Ukraine. On that...

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Issue #2022

The 2022 Tibet Think Tank Forum

On 26th August this year, I participated in the China Tibet Think Tank International Forum, hosted by the Institute of Tibet Studies in Beijing. It...

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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 #2037

For peace and development

The 21st December marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of Australia. On...

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Issue #2039

Japan’s dangerous military expansion

On December 16 last year, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a new defence strategy that doubled Japan’s military spending by 2027. The biggest military...

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Issue #2068

Silencing The Lambs (How propaganda works)

In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the...

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Traditional and modern China. Issue #2085

Anti-China economics threaten the world

The mind of the average bourgeois economist at first appears disordered and schizophrenic. But there is an almost orchestrated approach to their anti-China reporting that...

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Palestine rally Issue #2091

Paths to Palestinian statehood

Israel continues to ignore entreaties from countries around the world, and international bodies. Its plans for Rafah are still going ahead despite increasing multilateral resistance....

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Rally For Palestine, Dunedin, NZ, November 2023. Issue #2092

Palestine: Australia joins Western cruelty

The news that the Australian government decided to cancel visas for Palestinian refugees, effectively leaving them stateless, shows what kind of cruelty the West, including...

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Australian Defence Force Signaller during Talisman Sabre 2011 at Shoalwater Bay. Issue #2094

An Australian Pacific Battalion: mutual defence or imperialist domination?

A report, Regional security and Pacific partnerships, has just been published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). One of this right-wing think tank’s major...

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Global briefs Issue #2102

GLOBAL BRIEFS

Peru: According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the ‘Special Team of Prosecutors’ for cases involving victims during anti-government protests has launched 62 investigations into officials...

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Issue #1959

Softening its mates up for another war?

Has anyone actually scrutinised the piffle that Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, recently came out with?

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Issue #2008

Edition 72 of the Australian Marxist Review published

Earlier in May the Communist Party of Australia published edition 72 of its theoretical journal the Australian Marxist Review (AMR) prepared by its editorial board....

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Issue #2019

Why the island of Taiwan is so important for mainland China

The Taiwan question remains unresolved to this day. To understand why the island of Taiwan is so important for the mainland, we need to understand...

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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 #2097

World military spending explodes

World spending on the military in 2023 reached an astronomical $2.44 trillion, according to research just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)....

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Scott Ludlam visits Pine Gap. Issue #2098

Pine Gap on red alert

In October 1973, US bases in Australia were put on ‘red alert’ in case of a nuclear war. The USA did not bother informing the...

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Containers at wharf. Issue #2100

Biden anti-China tariffs threaten global economy

US President Biden has announced a range of tariffs on imported Chinese goods. It is a decision that will have negative implications for the USA’s...

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Show of military air force Issue #2103

Shangri-la an exercise in US coercion and bullying

The Shangri-la Dialogue, a regular international gathering organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), has recently concluded in Singapore. Described as a “world-leading...

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Several king penguins near Port-aux-Français station, Kerguelen Islands. Issue #2069

The Kerguelen Islands sale to China

On 15th July 2023 France offered to sell the Kerguelen Islands to China for 60 billion Euros. The sale would make China Australia’s newest neighbour....

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Issue #1970

How big a security threat does China face as Taliban draws closer to border with Xinjiang?

There are increasing concerns that Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is facing a resurgence of terrorism infiltrating through the Wakhan corridor, on the Afghanistan border.

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Issue #2005

The criminal madness of Morrison and Dutton militarising Australia

The 2022-23 budget confirms and expands the criminal madness of the last seven months, when the Morrison government has committed unbelievable billions of dollars to...

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Issue #2008

DINGO

The US Department of Defence recently went through the formality of asking Congress to give it the go-ahead to fund facilities in Australia to process...

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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 #2040

Albanese’s PNG visit falls flat

In the second week of January of this year, Prime Minister Albanese made a delayed visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Albanese addressed the PNG...

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Global briefs Issue #2045

GLOBAL BRIEFS

IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA: The two countries reached an agreement that includes the resumption of diplomatic relations and re-opening of diplomatic missions within two months. They...

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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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Space and technology Issue #2050

No weapons in space

As the US war preparations escalate, its plans for domination here on earth also extend to the weaponising of space. At the UN Conference on...

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People performs Tai Chi at the People’s Square of Urumqi, Tianshan District. Issue #2092

China’s defence budget and the lies of imperialism

China will increase its defence spending by 7.2 per cent in the coming year. Predictably, ‘warnings’ came from the West. The cry is that the...

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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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Shared future for mankind. Issue #2102

China’s ‘Shared future for humankind’

For over a decade the People’s Republic of China has established the policy framework “Shared Future for Humankind” (literally in Chinese, 훙잚 츱頓 묾谿竟, rénlèi...

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Global briefs Issue #2103

GLOBAL BRIEFS

China: The unmanned Chang’e-6 probe successfully landed on the dark side of the Moon for the world’s first mission to collect samples from that region....

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Issue #2026

DINGO

Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...

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Issue #1961

Morrison gov’t further damages relations with China!

Australia-China relations continue to deteriorate.

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Issue #2011

WEASLE WORDS

Welcome to Weasel Words! This is a new fortnightly column where we look at the ways certain words are being used in our society to...

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Issue #2030

Canberra Branch attends PRC Poverty Alleviation Seminar

If you’re looking to alleviate poverty, there’s no better place to look for guidance than the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Their sheer volume of...

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Issue #2031

DINGO

The wholesale theft from Optus and Medibank of the personal information of their customers by hackers brings forth a quote from Karl Marx: “Finally, there...

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Issue #2041

“Hands off the world”

On 2nd February 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr of the Philippines met with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin at Malacañang Palace in Manila, where they...

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Global briefs Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Issue #2048

On the path towards modernisation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) kindly invited the CPA to participate in the online forum of the CPC in dialogue with World Political Parties...

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Global briefs Issue #2049

YEMEN: A prisoner exchange took place between Houthis and government forces. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that planes carrying detainees took...

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Global briefs Issue #2069

GLOBAL BRIEFS

JAPAN: Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co is selling department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co to a US investment fund, even as the...

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‘The Fate of Food’ by Amanda Little book cover. Issue #2073

‘The Fate of Food’ by Amanda Little

Is new technology the solution to feeding the world? In The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Amanda Little...

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Wind farm in Shanxi, China. Issue #2080

China’s market, Australia’s opportunity

Since the beginning of this year, the Chinese economy has withstood both risks and challenges from abroad, as well as the downward pressure brought by...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2092

LETTER

Dear Editor, When two China-haters write on ASEAN there can’t be too many expectations of a reasonable assessment of that organisation’s deliberations in Melbourne on...

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Global briefs Issue #2095

GLOBAL BEIEFS

PERSIAN GULF: Countries in the Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait have reportedly told the United States not to...

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South China Sea being stirred by USA - cartoon Issue #2101

Taiwan, separatism, and military drills: the propaganda war intensifies

Recently media has been abuzz  about Chinese military drills around Taiwan. The focus of the news has been on the alleged dangers posed by China...

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Issue #1970

CPC and World Political Parties Summit

The Communist Party of China (CPC) hosted the “CPC and World Political Parties Summit” on the 6th July from Beijing.

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Issue #2002

Australia’s political hypocrisy in the Pacific

A draft security cooperation agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands was leaked catching the Australian government by surprise. The proposed...

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Issue #2009

Dingo

Hedge fund shark George Soros’ speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week was essentially an anti-communist diatribe, seeing communism correctly as a...

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Issue #2014

DINGO

While the Prime Minister was talking trade deals with the European Commission, who should pop up but Simon Crean, former ACTU President and erstwhile leader...

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Issue #2015

DINGO

Amid attempts to drag Australia into the nuclear cycle, news from France casts yet another pall over the non-future of nuclear fission. France gets about...

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Issue #2029

The CPC unites and leads the Chinese people to realise rapid development

Vinnie Molina, National President of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), said recently in an exclusive interview with a reporter from Xinhua News Agency that...

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Issue #2047

New Cold War: TikTok bans

Like Denmark and the European Commission before it, Belgium is the latest government to ban TikTok. Civil servants are no longer allowed to use the...

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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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Parade on the Kim Il Sung Square. Issue #2070

DPRK celebrates 75 years of independence, self-reliance and peace

On 9th September the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) celebrated 75 years since its founding under Kim Il Sung, the general secretary of the...

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Global briefs Issue #2071

GLOBAL BRIEFS

AFRICA: Three former French colonies – Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali have formed a defensive alliance. Alliance of Sahel States (AES) aims to jointly combat...

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David Matters. Issue #2082

World Association of Political Economy report

Political Economy, the study of economic systems and how they are controlled by political systems, affects all of us. The following is a report from...

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Chinese Consul General HE Long Dingbin delivering his speech for the Chinese New Year. Issue #2086

Building a community with a shared future for mankind

The year 2023 has just passed, while the globe is gradually emerging from the haze of COVID-19 pandemic, the world is neither peaceful nor tranquil...

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Global briefs Issue #2092

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

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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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The rehabilitation of the Suzhou Creek has improved the environment of large areas of Shanghai by improving sanitation services and also by providing greater access to parks and green spaces along the riverbanks. Issue #2095

Boao Forum 2024 – Green Development, leadership, and lessons for Australia

“Policymakers need to strike a balance among safeguarding power supply, addressing social equity, and achieving sustainable transformation,” writes Li Baodong, Secretary-General of the Boao Forum...

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Global briefs Issue #2096

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALDIVES: Almost 284,000 people were eligible to vote in Maldives’ parliamentary elections last Sunday. The island country consists of nearly 2,000 coral islands across 800 km...

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Issue #1965

US meddling comes under many disguises

Despite all the catastrophising Western reporting on the passage of the Hong Kong national security law almost a year ago, there has been mostly silence...

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Issue #1978

McCarthyism on the rise in Australian universities

In Australia’s latest self-sabotaging attack on China, the Morrison government has released a proposal that targets students and academics at Australian universities

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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 #1995

Socialism and capitalism: a tale of two approaches to enforcing environmental laws

It is no secret that in some societies, certain harmful activities go unpunished. For example, in the framework of a capitalist society, white-collar crimes are...

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Issue #2011

DINGO

A historical perspective brings into sharper focus US imperialism’s strategies in the Asia-Pacific since WW2. The victory over fascism – German Nazism and Japanese militarism,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2045

PEACE NOTES

The current debate over who can decide if Australia goes to war is more urgent and important than ever, now that the rhetoric around war...

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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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Global briefs Issue #2056

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PAKISTAN: Militants attacked a Pakistani security post near the country’s border with Iran last week, triggering a shoot-out that killed two soldiers, the military said....

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Asian child smiling with father. Issue #2064

Pessimism of the West, Optimism of the East

Over the last few months, I have experienced first-hand both East and West, both China and some countries in Western Europe. I have been quite...

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Traditional and modern China. Issue #2067

China’s good momentum

The good momentum of China’s economic development is conducive to the economy of Australia and the world. Achieving modernisation is a dream that the Chinese...

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Communist hammer and sickle on red star. Issue #2073

Ideological warriors buckle on their anti-China armour

What prompted Greg Sheridan was a Chinese Communist Party reshuffle. This, in The Australian’s opinion, raises “many questions but few answers as China’s leader embarks...

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Taiwan in China's flag. Issue #2084

Taiwan elections: butter before guns

The level of excitement from the USA, Australia and the shrinking clutch of anti-China states about the Taiwanese election is perturbing but hardly surprising. The...

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NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Issue #2085

NATO, USA war drills and the threat of imperialist war

The next three months will see NATO forces flexing their muscles in a provocative set of war games and manoeuvres in Europe. 90,000 troops will...

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14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Beijing, March 2024. Issue #2091

The Chinese Peoples Consultative Conference and the Australian media

Many Australians seem to accept without question the  bias of the Australian media. A very subtle form of brainwashing goes on every day. The first...

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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 #1983

Taiwan is a tinderbox, and the West is attempting to light the fuse

Taiwan island, internationally recognised as a province of China, has again become a key focal point in Washington’s ongoing hybrid war against Beijing.

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Issue #1988

Limiting global warming to 1.5° “on life support”

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – dubbed COP26 – has recently ended in Glasgow after two busy weeks in which 120 heads of state,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2043

PEACE NOTES

In the latest escalation in Australia’s increasingly forceful campaign to manufacture consent for war with China, the Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia has aired a jaw-droppingly...

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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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Global briefs Issue #2053

GLOBAL BRIEFS

INDIA: The Indian state of Karnataka held the most crucial state election before parliamentary elections due in 2024. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered...

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CPA Canberra Branch marching. Issue #2093

‘A properly liberated socialist nation’

8 March International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Communist Party of Australia. The Guardian is proud to present an excellent speech made on the...

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Emblem of Laos Issue #2095

LPRP and Laos Development

In 2016, the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party formalised Kaysone Phomvihane Thought at their 10th Congress. Kaysone Phomvihane was Laotian leader from 1975 till his death...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2099

PEACE NOTES

BIDEN MANOEUVRES TO SAVE VOTES Facing fast growing opposition to the Israeli genocide in Gaza, US President Biden is manoeuvring to save votes in the...

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A woman covers her son with a blanket after fleeing the war from neighbouring Ukraine at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland. Issue #2100

Peace in Ukraine? China’s initiative

Wars always end. How they end is important. China has just announced four principles that would support peace initiatives. This builds on its earlier broad,...

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Issue #1968

CPA delegation to Canberra

The CPA sent a diplomatic delegation to Canberra last week.

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Issue #2045

Beating the war drums

Marx noted that in military state capitalism, building and operating the armed forces and the arms manufacturers is the primary activity of government. Last week...

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Fred Paterson 1950. Issue #2074

CPA Qld Party School

The Brisbane and Sunshine Coast branches of the Communist Party of Australia jointly hosted this year’s Queensland Party School, held the Waterloo Bay Hotel. Presenters...

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Global briefs Issue #2076

GLOBAL BRIEFS

ARGENTINA: Argentina’s Economy Minister Segio Massa and the leader of the far-right Liberty Advances party, Javier Milei have advanced to the 2nd round of the...

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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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Tangshanpeng Wind Farm. Issue #2081

COP28 and China’s gift to the world

The United Nations Climate Change Conference/ Conference of the Parties, better known as COP28, has convened, but there is nothing to celebrate. It is a...

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Global briefs Issue #2084

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NAURU: Nauru switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, leaving Taiwan with only 12 diplomatic allies that recognise it as a sovereign state. Nauru’s decision...

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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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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel inspiring speech. Issue #2098

Diaz-Canel: friendship, peace, solidarity, and unity

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel made an inspiring speech at the closing ceremony of the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba and against imperialism, at the...

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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 #1981

No nuclear Australia: TIME FOR ACTION!

The sudden announcement of the AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) military agreement which will bring nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has provoked worldwide and growing opposition.

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Issue #2038

Invitation for peace

Dear Friends We would like to invite you to take part in a short campaign intended to contribute to our efforts to oppose the Federal...

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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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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2067

More War Games

Australia has just hosted the Malabar Exercises which were held in Sydney and across the NSW south coast from 10th to 21st August. The naval...

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Issue #2072

An Australian coup

Timor Leste and China have significantly strengthened social, cultural, and economic ties, specifically in energy, agriculture, and infrastructure. This follows Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong’s...

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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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Issue #2099

DINGO

The engine of US foreign policy has been fuelled not by a devotion to any kind of morality, but by the necessity to serve other...

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Rally to ‘Cancel Talisman Sabre 23’ held at the Sydney Town Hall on July 19. Issue #2066

Talisman Sabre 23

Talisman Sabre 23 Talisman Sabre 23 came to Australia amid a blast of PR media showing big war machines whipping through the seas along our...

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Issue #2084

The East is still Red

This is a book that appeals to all people in Australia to look at China with eyes that are open, fair, and modest. For too...

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Rally outside of Parliament. Issue #2090

Marcos Jr. addresses Parliament amid protests

The president of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr addressed parliament on 29 February 2024. Coming a week before the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit,...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2097

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton As we pass 200 days of Israel’s military assault on Gaza, the death toll has reached 35,000 and the aid blockade has subjected...

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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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PEACE NOTES Issue #2093

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton The US-Australia Force Posture Agreement (FPA), signed in 2014, provides the legal basis for the comprehensive US militarisation of Australia, especially the north,...

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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 #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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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 #2063

Resist the anti-China scare campaign

Australians have real problems, problems that can’t be wished away. Climate change is happening now, and our ALP government is making it worse. There is...

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Issue #2085

DINGO

Among the many aspects of Israel’s aggression against the Palestinians is the claim by Israel that resistance forces such as Hamas will not acknowledge Israel’s...

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Issue #2095

DINGO

In Nazi-occupied France in WW2 the collaborationist Vichy government changed the words on French coins from the revolutionary “Liberty, Fraternity, Equality” to a motto better...

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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 #2081

PEACE NOTES

Asked about the function of the US nuclear arsenal, Joseph Gerson, President of the US Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, told the Morning...

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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 #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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Map of Timber Creek and the military base in the Northern Territory. Issue #2091

Timber Creek Propaganda

Timber Creek is little more than a pit stop in the Northern Territory. It is in the spotlight because it is next to Bradshaw, a...

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Placard Issue #2097

AUKUS boosters start to doubt

Fans of unintentional humour could do a lot worse then head over to ‘The Strategist,’ the website/journal of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and...

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President Xi Jinping. Issue #2099

A global community of shared future

Humanity refuses to die at the hands of war-mongers and profiteers. The planet and its people are at a cross roads. Capitalism and its blindness...

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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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Astronaut working outside of craft. Issue #2051

Military uses for Arnhem Space Centre

Last year the Guardian reported on the development of the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) in north-east Arnhem Land in the remote Northern Territory. We warned...

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Issue #2100

EDITORIAL

Most people ‘do a 360’ – look around – on the neighbourhood before they move in, and keep their eye on it thereafter. At first...

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