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.
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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).
WASHINGTON BULLETS by Vijay Prashad
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....
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’...
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.
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...
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)....
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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....