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The Guardian • Israel

Issue #2032

Israeli extremists propelled to power alongside Netanyahu, accelerating global neo-fascist trend

It appears likely that the criminally corrupt former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be returning to power, despite being under criminal indictment. Israelis...

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Rally for Palestine in Boorloo/Perth on Sunday 26 November 2023. Issue #2081

Gaza, trauma and you

A lot of people are involved in support for Palestinian people on the West Bank and Gaza in Australia, with ongoing attendance at rallies, lobbying...

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Palestinian flag. Issue #2083

South Africa takes Israel to the ICJ for genocide

A brilliant, sharp, and targeted presentation from South Africa has made history. Its 84-page filing to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has condemned Israel...

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Issue #1961

Israel kills dozens in Gaza airstrikes, escalates land theft and Palestinian expulsions

Last week, Israeli military forces began killing Palestinians – including women and children.

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Issue #1966

Aliens in their own land

Mephistopheles, a demon of German legend, says: “Hell is where I am. Wherever I go I’m still in it.” These words are relevant to imperialism as well.

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Issue #1962

Israeli communists call for “Jewish-Arab partnership against racism, hatred and violence”

Israeli Communist Party-led coalition Hadash has called for a “Jewish-Arab partnership against racism, hatred and violence” in the face of the Benjamin Netanyahu government’s willingness...

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Issue #1974

The continuity of US and Israeli aggression

If there’s one thing we couldn’t criticise the imperialists for, it’s inconsistency in deeds. Rhetorical inconsistency aside, the actions of the imperialists never waver in their course – subjugate, dictate, punish, plunder.

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Issue #2083

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Russia’s top election authority has declared Nikolay Kharitonov eligible to run for president in March elections. He will be representing the Communist Party of...

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Germany Israel meeting in Berlin, 2012. Issue #2094

Nicaragua calls Germany ‘pathetic’

Nicaragua has described Germany as “pathetic” for sending aid to Palestine and arms to Israel. The 43-page Nicaraguan submission to the International Court of Justice...

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Issue #2039

Into the crusher: Gaza’s rubble recycled

This past August, Ahmed Amir, 34, stood atop the wreckage of a residential building in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. In the...

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Issue #1964

“Liberation is within our reach”: Palestine goes on strike

Under Israeli bombardment, Palestinians went on one of the biggest strikes in Palestinian history on 18th May.

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Issue #2042

GLOBAL BRIEFS

GERMANY: Air traffic came to a virtual standstill on the 17th  February with around 2340 flights cancelled. The strike affected almost 300,000 passengers. Germany’s flag...

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Issue #1962

Israel’s genocide of Palestinians continues

Israel has once again unleashed abhorrent attacks on the Palestinian people.

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Issue #2040

Inhumane medical blockade

Mahdi Amer, 35, lost his father at the beginning of the new year. Ibrahim Amer was 65. He had a heart attack. But due to...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2078

HALF THE SKY

Like funerals postponed “The humanitarian situation in Gaza was dire before these hostilities and has now severely worsened. This exacts unjustifiable and specific costs on...

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Sunshine Coast rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2087

Palestine: Albanese’s blood-soaked hands

The death toll is close to 30,000 with thousands more missing under the bombed rubble – mostly women and children. The relentless Israeli bombardment and...

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Part of the Naarm/ Melbourne rally. Issue #2077

Free Palestine: Naarm/ Melbourne 25 October

The struggle for Palestinian liberation continues in Melbourne, as hundreds gathered on a cold Wednesday evening. This was a rally co-organised by Warriors of the...

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Palestinian mother and child at protest. Issue #2089

Palestine: no let-up in genocide

More than 35,000 innocent Palestinians have been slaughtered by Israel’s US-funded, military machine and more than one million people driven south to Rafah on Gaza’s...

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Issue #2075

Freedom for Palestine: Naarm / Melbourne

On Sunday 15th October, thousands of Victorians from all walks of life gathered in front of the State Library of Victoria in one of the...

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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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Issue #1970

An interview with ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi

A CPA delegation held conversations with ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi (IA) of the State of Palestine on important matters on the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in Den Haag. Issue #2065

US shapes ICC to its agenda

Anyone supposing that the newfound enthusiasm in Washington for the International Criminal Court (ICC) would open the door for justice for Palestinians ought not to...

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Saturday’s 28 October rally for Palestine in Boorloo/Perth. Issue #2077

Shame Albo Shame!

People in the tens of thousands around the world continue to rally for Palestine. In Australia, demonstrations around the main capital cities brought thousands of...

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Friends of Palestine WA organised a rally on the 13th October attended by over 1000 people. Issue #2075

Freedom for Palestine rally: Boorloo / Perth

Following the attacks by Hamas forces on Israel on 7th October, after years of constant attacks on the Palestinian people, Israel began its brutal retaliation...

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Issue #1964

Israel attacks Gaza after Jerusalem’s assault

Nakba day: “Day of the Catastrophe” is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli declaration of independence in 1948.

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An armoured Land Rover used by Reuters for reporting in Palestine. Issue #2081

Letter from journalists to Australian media outlets

(Editor’s note: attached is an open letter from Australian journalists. It has been signed by just under 300 journalists so far. Disgracefully, Nine, which publishes...

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Issue #2042

Apartheid complicity

Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley’s 2017 report for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (“Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the...

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Issue #2086

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: According to a joint statement from Australia, Bahrein, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, strikes were conducted...

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Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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Free Palestine Issue #2079

Israel – a terrorist with nuclear weapons

The state of Israel has been built up by the Western powers – principally Britain – as a colonising entity, and the military arm of...

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Freedom of the press Issue #2081

Journalists gagged

Journalists at Nine newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and Age, have been banned from covering the Israel-Palestine conflict if they signed an open letter...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2083

PEACE NOTES

We welcome a new year with a reinforced understanding that imperialism’s death throes are inflicting unprecedented death and destruction as well as the danger of...

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Issue #2089

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SOUTH AFRICA: South African ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has launched its election manifesto. The 29 May elections will be crucial for the...

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Issue #2078

GLOBAL BRIEFS

New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved a resolution to end the US economic blockade of Cuba imposed in 1962. This year...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2085

Dear Editor, In a week when the International Court of Justice has reminded Israel to prevent genocide happening and to be more sensitive about supplies...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2088

HALF THE SKY

Since the events of 7 October the people of the western world have been subject to an unceasing propaganda campaign aimed at getting us to...

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Issue #1964

“From the River to the Sea”, Meanjin rises for Palestine

Members of the Communist Party of Australia Queensland Branch attended a rally demanding an end to the occupation of Palestine by Israel.

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Issue #1965

CPI(M) letter to Modi on India’s abstention on the Resolution on Palestine

I am writing this letter registering my strong protest over India’s vote of abstention in the UN Human Rights Council on the Resolution on the Palestinian issue and human rights of all peoples.

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Issue #2076

CEASEFIRE NOW!

Rallies around Australia Naarm/Melbourne. Warrane/Sydney. Borloo/Perth. Meanjin/Brisbane. Tarndanya/Adelaide. Statement from various organisations Palestinian Communist Party An explanatory statement issued by the Palestinian Communist Party on...

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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 #2064

GLOBAL BRIEFS

VENEZUELA: Thousands of people in Venezuela celebrated the 69th anniversary of the birth of the legendary socialist leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Commander Hugo Chávez...

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Issue #2040

Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

The recent fighting in the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of 47 Palestinians, including 17 children, as Israeli forces targeted leaders of the Palestinian...

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Palestinians inspect the damage following an Israeli airstrike on the El-Remal aera in Gaza City on 9th October 2023. Issue #2077

They really said … about Gaza

Compiled by Graham Holton “We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese...

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Issue #2030

The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2080

HALF THE SKY

On Monday 20 November, nurses at Westmead Hospital held a vigil for the Palestinians killed in the Israeli Defence Force bombings of hospitals in Gaza,...

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Issue #2040

Free Palestine, end the occupation

The Communist Party of Australia calls for the end to the ongoing Israeli occupation of all Palestinian lands, the establishment of an Independent Palestinian State...

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Issue #2093

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MIDDLE EAST: Members of Yemen’s Houthi movement have attacked a total of 86 vessels in the Red Sea, the Arab Sea and the Indian Ocean...

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Issue #1968

A crucial ally of imperialism – the origins of Israel and its role in the Middle East

Palestine was first occupied by the Ottoman Empire, but after the break-up of that entity in the First World War it was transferred to the British Empire under the Sykes-Picot agreement, which divided up the Middle East between Britain and France.

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Issue #1993

Free Palestine, end the occupation

The Communist Party of Australia calls for the end to the ongoing Israeli occupation of all Palestinian lands, the establishment of an Independent Palestinian State...

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Issue #2074

GLOBAL BRIEFS

USA: US Republican House Representative Marjory Taylor Greene has raised concerns about the weapons Hamas militants used in their attack on Israel. Greene suggested in...

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Palestine support rally in Perth. Issue #2075

Israeli Apartheid

While the world was shocked at the recent Hamas attack, the Western media has given little analysis to the background of for the attacks on...

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Newcastle rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

Rally for Palestine in Newcastle, NSW

On Saturday 4 November 2023, CPA members in Newcastle NSW joined the major cities around Australia and the world in taking to the streets to...

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Issue #2082

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALI: Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have endorsed plans to create a federation, following a two-day meeting in Bamako, Mali’s capital. The decision was announced...

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Issue #2072

GLOBAL BRIEFS

USA: The second US-Pacific Summit took place in the USA. Two Pacific countries decided to stay away from the meeting – the Solomon Islands and...

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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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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 #2088

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SAUDI ARABIA: When asked about normalisation of ties with Israel at the Munich Security Conference, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that the only pathway towards...

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Issue #2075

Suck it up, Summers!

One response to the Hamas attack on Israel and the ongoing atrocities Israel is committing in retaliation has been to try to close down criticism...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2084

LETTER

Dear Comrade Editor, The genocidal assault against Gaza has taught us just how far the Israeli regime has shifted to the right, and how closely...

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Issue #2090

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PAKISTAN: The Cabinet Committee on Energy has approved the beginning of the construction of an 80 km segment of the 800 km long pipeline from the...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2077

PEACE NOTES

SALAM EACE HALOM Hannah Middleton Professor Mark Beeson from the University of Technology Sydney writes: “If we are looking for historical parallels and lessons, then the razing...

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Issue #2030

West Jerusalem no longer recognised by Australia as Israeli capital

One of the more heinous foreign policy decisions of the former Morrison government has been reversed: Australia no longer recognises West Jerusalem as the capital...

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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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Sydney rally for Palestine. Issue #2077

Sydney pro-Palestinian action

Every week the protest actions in Sydney become larger rising from around 5000 to 15,000 to an estimated 50,000 on Sunday 29  October. After hearing...

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Issue #2040

Anti-anti-Semitism, or attacking dissent?

In the last week of January this year, the University of Melbourne adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. It is the...

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Issue #2076

Criticism of Israel and Zionism is not antisemitism

On 13th October SkyNews asked former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. Bennett shouted back “are you serious? these...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2087

PEACE NOTES

Israeli crimes in Gaza are bringing some unpleasant new words into our vocabularies. Two are “unchilding” and “domicide.” The victimisation by Israel of Palestinian children...

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Issue #2091

DINGO

As the body count in Gaza and the West Bank continues to rise after hitting 30,000, Richard Marles and Penny Wong claim that Australia is...

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Issue #2079

DINGO

Divisions emerge: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, like number of other western leaders, is turning a blind eye to Israel’s war crimes in...

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Israeli flag on Masada. Issue #2082

Anti-semitism and Israel

I think the reports in The West Australian that there has been a more than 500 per cent increase in anti-Semitism should be treated with...

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Issue #2077

DINGO

Climate action group Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the NSW Minns government of breaking an election promise by allowing BHP’s planned Mt Arthur expansion...

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Issue #2080

“End war crimes in Palestine”

The Palestinian Justice Movement Sydney has led an action in Port Botany in protest at the Israeli-owned ZIM shipping line which frequents Australia’s largest container...

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Issue #2076

DINGO

Thick smoke enveloped extensive areas of the Brazilian Amazon as the region grapples with a surge in wildfires and a historic drought. In Manaus, a...

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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 #2077

Risks of wider Middle-East conflict

Israel is pounding southern Lebanon and Syria, in what can only be described as provocation. The west misleadingly mentions Iran in the same breath as...

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Penny Wong. Issue #2092

Open letter to Foreign Minister Penny Wong

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong Minister for Foreign Affairs PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Re: Urgent call to Act against genocide....

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Poster with red hand and Issue #2094

Blood on their hands

Following the deadly air strike on 2 April on the World Central Kitchen (WCK) convoy in which 7 staff were killed, the WCK and other...

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Issue #2084

DINGO

The current attack on ABC radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf – for referencing the Palestinians – is being conducted by bullying lawyers for the Israel lobby....

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Palestine rally – Comrades marching with healthcare workers in Melbourne. Issue #2078

No right to self defence

An invading force has no right to self-defence. However, since 7 October we have heard, repeatedly, that Israel has ‘the right to defend itself.’ How...

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Rally for Palestine, Sydney. Issue #2079

Pro-Palestine rally, Sydney

On Sunday 12 November 2023, tens of thousands of protesters descended on Hyde Park in Sydney to demand a ceasefire and a stop to the...

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Issue #2094

EDITORIAL

Julian Assange has been thrown a lifeline of sorts. A UK judge has said that unless US authorities give assurances about Assange’s treatment in the...

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Perth rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

There is absolutely no excuse for the Netanyahu government to act in the way it is, raining down artillery shells and bombs on a trapped...

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Rally for Palestine. Issue #2076

Communist Party of Australia members show up for Palestine

Naarm/Melbourne Over 15,000 people attended a rally and march under the slogan Free Gaza. On a show of hands, this was the first Palestinian solidarity...

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Embassy of the State of Palestine logo Issue #2093

Statement – State of Palestine

The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific  International Aid Workers – including an Australian – Killed in Israeli Airstrike...

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Protest at HTA building. Issue #2087

Community picket outside Heat Treat Australia in Victoria

On Friday 9 February 150-200 protesters picketed Heat Treat Australia’s (HTA) factory in Campbellfield, Victoria. This factory processes parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II...

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Palestine rally condemning Israeli's genocide. Issue #2094

Criminal Israel – Genocide by famine

The situation in Gaza is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe with the appalling suffering and loss of life and the urgent and deteriorating humanitarian...

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Issue #2074

The CPA stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people!

Gaza is again the centre of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 75 years since the partition of Palestine in 1948, known as the Catastrophe or Nakba in...

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Rally for Palestine. Issue #2080

Ceasefire now!

The calls for a ceasefire grow louder and louder as hundreds of thousands of people continue to demonstrate in the major cities around the world....

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CPA-organised picket outside Tanya Plibersek’s office in Redfern, Sydney, 18 January. Speak up Tanya for Gaza! Issue #2084

Israel protest outside of Tanya Plibersek’s office

Tanya Plibersek Environment Minister in the Albanese ALP government has her office close to the Communist Party office in Sydney. Plibersek’s electorate have been waiting...

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Issue #2085

Act now to end genocide!

It seems there are no limits to the depths to which the Albanese government will sink in following the US and Zionist, apartheid Israel and...

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Attendants sitting on grass at Palestine rally, Sunshine coast. Issue #2087

Sunshine Coast Palestine rally weekend report

Comrades and supporters of the CPA Sunshine Coast Branch on Sunday attended a march and a speech presentation for the people of Gaza on Sunday...

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Rally for Palestine in Sydney. Issue #2080

Sydney protest against genocide in Palestine

On Sunday 19 November, tens of thousands gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park to protest the ongoing war in Gaza carried out by Israel. Members of...

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Rally for Palestine in Perth. Issue #2076

Criminal Israel

Israel is carrying out collective punishment, committing the most barbarous and cruel atrocities on an unarmed civilian population who are confined to a small area...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2079

SHAME ALBO SHAME

The genocide taking place in Gaza has not stopped for over 30 days. The death toll in what the United Nations is calling the “children’s...

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Palestine rally, Chalmers. Issue #2082

Convoy to Chalmers

In the first demonstration in Logan City in Brisbane in support of Palestinians, an estimated 1500 to 2000 people, and hundreds of cars have surrounded...

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Boorloo/Perth rally for Palestine on Sunday 19 November. Issue #2080

We must support Palestine’s right to self-determination

People around the world are witnessing every day the televised genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In Australia, and internationally, ever larger rallies are...

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Issue #2080

Look who’s talking

It’s great to have a free press. We can hear the unvarnished truth about everything, and really see the world the way it is. Australians...

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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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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2086

Palestine: FUND UNRWA!

Norwegian Labour MP Asmund Aukrust has nominated the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the Nobel Peace Prize “for its long-term work to...

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Sydney rallies for Palestine. Issue #2077

Ceasefire NOW!

Around the world hundreds of thousands of people are taking protest actions, calling for an immediate ceasefire so that food, water and medical aid can...

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In support of Palestine rally, Perth. Issue #2075

ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA!

Israel stands condemned for its brutal aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and the genocide and scorched earth war against them. The...

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Zimm Shipping Rally. Issue #2080

Gaza: End the slaughter

An open letter to PM Albanese and Foreign Minister Wong Prime Minister/Foreign Minister, You, as the representatives of the people of Australia, talk on our...

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Rally for Palestine, Sydney, 21 January. Issue #2084

Stop Israel’s genocidal assault!

Millions of people around the world continue to mobilise with marches and rallies calling for a permanent ceasefire and an independent Palestinian state. Australia is...

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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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Issue #2081

EDITORIAL

Lenin said of the Paris Commune that to Marx it was “more important than hundreds of programs and arguments,” because the Commune was real action,...

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Rafah emergency rally, Boorloo/Perth 16 February. Issue #2088

Palestine, Middle East: the West is complicit

In the maelstrom of news surrounding the Palestine genocide it’s easy to forget fundamentals. One of those fundamentals is Western complicity. The United States government,...

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Rally for Palesine, Sydney Issue #2081

20,000 Palestinians murdered by Israel

Almost 15,000 Palestinians have been killed during Israel’s genocidal offensive against the people of Palestine following Hamas’ raid on 7 October. At least another 6800...

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Palestinian rally in Boorloo/Perth on Sunday 3 December 2023. Issue #2082

Israel escalates war crimes

The situation in Gaza is catastrophic and continues to worsen with women and children making up 70 per cent or more of the dead and...

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