Graham Holton

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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 #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 #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 #1990

Kim Jong Un and nuclear weapons

Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and touted as an Asia-Pacific region expert.

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Issue #1991

The UN must end sanctions against the DPRK

On 29th October 2021, China and Russia circulated a draft resolution to fifteen council members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to ease sanctions on the DPRK.

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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 #1951

Afghanistan, India and the Tapi Gas Pipeline

Since 9/11 the US has used the pretext of its “Global War on Terrorism” to develop a military position within GUAM ...

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Issue #1992

Australia’s military deal with South Korea: a hidden past

On 13th December 2021, Australia signed an unprecedented billion-dollar defence contract with the Republic of South Korea (ROK).

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Issue #2030

The politics of Ukraine’s Holodomor “famine”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the 12th October offered a package of military assistance to help Ukraine repel Russian troops from the east of the...

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Issue #2001


The present war between Russia and Ukraine reveals the heavy hand of US imperialist intervention behind the scenes, making this a timely and important book....

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Issue #2015

Chile’s new constitution recognises Indigenous rights

Chile’s new constitution will make it the third plurinational country in South America, after Ecuador and Bolivia. It is part of the sweeping reforms 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 #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 #1998

Brisbane Branch Education class on Sharkey’s History of the Communist Party

Lawrence (Lance) L Sharkey (1898-1967) joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1922 and was later elected to the executive of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers’...

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Issue #1975

The morals of the market: human rights and the rise of neoliberalism

With the beginning of the Cold War in 1947, Russia attacked the hypocrisy of the US and what it saw as its lack of Human Rights.

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Issue #1989

A system of political mendacity – perpetuating deceit against the DPRK

I met Michael Palin in Melbourne in the early 1990s, while he was promoting his most recent travel book.

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Issue #2034

The Belize-Guatemala conflict and the role of Cuba

In September 2022 the Belize Defence Force and Coast Guard encountered five maritime vessels belonging to the Guatemalan Armed Forces, near Sarstoon Island in the...

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Issue #1999

The Menzies years

The Liberal Party has created an image of 1950s Australia as a golden age of order and prosperity under the government of Robert Menzies (1949–1966)....

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Issue #2000

The far-right in Ukraine and the Australian connection

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia’s military operation aims to “demilitarise” and “de-Nazify” Ukraine. He was referring to the Azov Battalion and other Extreme...

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Issue #2008

The Washington consensus and growing World poverty

According to the recent World Bank report, From Crisis to Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Recovery (2021), the Third World is facing great hardships with increasing...

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Issue #1978

From the Accord to the IR Omnibus Bill

Over the past forty years, since the implementation of the Accord agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), wages and salaries have not progressed.

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Childers Issue #2015

“Inspiration and hope”

The morning of 23rd June came with a blustery cold wind to the town of Childers in Queensland. Particularly felt by myself and my fellow...

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Issue #2006

Weaponising culture: the CIA’s use of art, literature and music in the cold war

Today the CIA has illegal operations around the world, from gathering information on Americans to developing new forms of torture. What is little known is...

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Issue #2009

Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise

Moissaye Joseph Olgin (1878–1939) was a Ukrainian-born writer, journalist, and translator. In 1922, he founded The Morning Freiheit, which he edited until his death in...

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Issue #2013

Queensland comrades organise! – The CPA and the lower-Northern Qld tour

On Thursday the 23rd June, we arrived in Childers, the day commemorating the Childers Backpacker Tragedy. Sixteen young people were burnt to death at the...

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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 #1996

Unions join to give voice on job casualisation and COVID-19

It was great to see so many people joining together to listen and give voice to the major problems of casualisation and the pandemic that...

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Issue #2004

Education class on the Constitution of the Communist Party Of Australia

The Brisbane Branch of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) recently held its second education class, with branches from across Australia joining in via Zoom....

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