May Day

The Guardian • May Day

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 #2005

CPA goes to May Day!

On Sunday 1st May, the Communist Party of Australia celebrated May Day – the international day of workers – across the country. Below are pictures...

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Issue #1960

May Day actions across the country

May Day 2021 round up.

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Issue #2003

The importance and history of May Day

May Day was chosen as the day for International Workers’ Day in 1889 by the Marxist International  Socialist Congress, in Paris. 1889 is a long...

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Issue #2007

Report from South Australia

The 30th April marked a return to the city of Adelaide for the May Day March and Rally. Marchers assembled in Tarndarnyangga (Victoria Square) before...

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Issue #2044

International Unemployment Day

Like all countries dependent on the export trade, Australia’s experience of the Great Depression was particularly severe. By 1932, the national rate of unemployment had...

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Issue #1958

May Day: Fight for the right to strike

May Day 2021 is a time to take the struggle to the streets; to show the full strength and might of the working class; and take back the losses of recent decades.

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Issue #2003

May Day 2022: WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE!

Australian and international workers’ struggle is taking the demand for change to the ruling class who always put the weight of any crisis back onto...

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Issue #2006

The Communist Party in the workers’ movement

May Day, or International Workers’ Day, is one of the most important days for the working class around the world. It is a day to...

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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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Issue #1958

Standing with workers in Australia and across the world!

The Communist Party of Australia stands with workers who, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, have taken to the streets in Australia and across the world in defence of their rights at work, civil and democratic rights.

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Perth May Day rally. Issue #2051

May Day 2023

Adelaide – March & Fun Day Adelaide. Hundreds joined the May Day March and Family Fun Day in Adelaide Saturday 29th April with the March...

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Flowers and ribbon for Victory Day. Issue #2053

De-Sovietisation and the rise of the far right

This year’s Victory Day celebrations in Germany were held on 9th May at the Soviet Memorial Tiergarten in Berlin. Two men dressed in Soviet Union...

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Issue #2003

May Day – Demand real change

Without strong, militant unions workers are powerless. The trade union movement has been targeted by successive governments to the point where industrial action is outlawed...

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Cubans dancing and singing. Issue #2054

In solidarity with Cuba

A recent Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) delegation of seven from around Australia attended the celebration of May Day in Cuba. More than 1200...

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Issue #1958

MAY DAY – Fight for the right to strike – Fight for a better world

This May Day the Communist Party of Australia calls on the government to:

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Global briefs Issue #2051

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SUDAN: Doctors Central Committee has reported that the number of people killed in clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rose...

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May Day rally Fremantle. Issue #2052

May Day gathers strength

May Day celebrations and protests across Australia have concluded, held across every state and territory as well as many regional centres. May Day is a...

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Issue #2047

“Port Kembla, not Fort Kembla”

Last month the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Southern NSW Branch Secretary Mick Cross welcomed news that Port Kembla will become a large-scale venue for...

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Party event at the 8-hours monument in Melbourne. Photo: Lauren Richardson. Issue #2052

May Day 2023

On 1st May Communist Party of Australia comrades gathered at the 888 Hour monument in Melbourne to mark May Day. From a speech by comrade...

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Issue #2049

MAY DAY

The international working class continues to commemorate the struggles and gains achieved over 134 years since the first May Day commemoration in 1889 which remembered...

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Issue #2096

May Day Roundup

Nipaluna (Hobart) Saturday 11 May, May Day Parade, CPSU office in Victoria St, Hobart. 11.30 am for 12 noon kickoff, march followed by free bbq and family...

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May Day event in Caloundra, 2024. Issue #2098

May Day 2024

Victory Day Celebrations. May 9 defeat of fascism commemorated With all the recent celebrations of May Day, let’s not forget May 9, the anniversary of...

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Issue #2050

May Day 2023: What do we march for?

1889 is a long way behind us, and the first May Day commemoration honouring the workers killed and wounded in the Haymarket confrontation in Chicago...

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May Day Solidarity with the Lebanese Communist Party Issue #2097

May Day Solidarity with the Lebanese Communist Party

May Day came early for the Lebanese comrades in Melbourne. By invitation, the CPA General Secretary and Melbourne Branch President attended a May Day dinner...

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Issue #2050

Fight back!

May Day is just eight days away from the federal budget. All we hear from Treasurer Jim Chalmers are attempts to soften up the electorate...

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CPA banner in Mat Day March, Sydney. Issue #2096

MAY DAY 2024

CHANGE Congratulations to all workers taking action this May Day, the international day of working class struggle and solidarity. Actions of workers on the streets,...

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Issue #2098

EDITORIAL

International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, can be quite a nostalgic event. Workers remember past struggles and victories. We celebrate old achievements, like...

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