Roland Boer

The Guardian • Roland Boer

Issue #2018

The reason why African countries are keen to work with Russia

“In 1917, new forces came to power in Russia – the Bolsheviks. I don’t know how you feel about them, whether you like them or...

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Issue #2005

Listening to the Solomon Islands: friends to all and enemies to none

The Solomon Islands (SI), with a population of 700,000, has a growing relationship with China. This is a fact and an inevitable trend. In all...

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Issue #2013

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

Last week, I looked at Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, their histories and relationship with China. Here, a third country to be addressed is Fiji,...

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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 #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 #2017

“We don’t need no (bourgeois) education!”: Comrades congregate at national school

On the 22-24th July, comrades from across the country from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Canberra, and Queensland met in Sydney to learn about...

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Issue #1999

Putin’s mistake: Russia, Ukraine, and the national question

On a number of occasions, Vladimir Putin has said that Russia and Ukraine are a “single nation.” This statement has been completely misunderstood in the...

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Issue #2003

The end of US dollar hegemony

What is the potential impact on Australia and its workers of the end of US dollar hegemony? This is not an idle question, but a...

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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 #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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Issue #2001

Letter from Denmark

In July of 2020, I was given “special permission” by the border authorities to leave Australia and join my partner in Denmark. For almost two...

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Issue #2007

What do you notice after a long time away?

What is like to return to Australia after two years away? What do you notice? There is a brief time – maybe a month –...

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Issue #2011

The break-up of Britain revisited

Is the “United Kingdom” at long last set to break up? Sinn Fein has recently overcome a biased electoral system in Northern Ireland to achieve...

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Issue #1992

Setting the context for the Anglo-Supremacist AUKUS pact

As the CPA develops its Peace fraction and seeks to build up momentum to overturn the AUKUS pact, it is useful to look behind the scenes so as to gain a fuller picture of what is going on.

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Issue #2009

Loss of trust in government and public institutions in Australia

Every year, the Edelman Foundation publishes a “Trust Barometer.” The survey typically covers 25-28 countries, and deals with a number of categories, such as government,...

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