Roland Boer

The Guardian • Roland Boer

Issue #2036

Comrade Jiang Zemin: a retrospective

On the last day of November, 2022, Comrade Jiang Zemin died in Shanghai. He was 96 years old, and at the time of writing the...

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Issue #2030

Marxism at the centre of the CPC’s Twentieth National Congress

It has been quite some time since a Communist Party’s national congress has attracted worldwide attention. I speak of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC)...

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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 #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 #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 #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 #2032

High public support attests to success of CPC’s self-reform: Australian scholar

Global Times Editor’s Note: China had an epic decade since 2012. Particularly in the last five years, which were truly momentous, and extraordinary, the country...

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Issue #2025

The rediscovery of economic planning in Russia

Is Russia rediscovering the economic benefits of planning? Judging by the material presented at the recent Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok on 5-8 September,...

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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #2019

Why the island of Taiwan is so important for mainland China

The Taiwan question remains unresolved to this day. To understand why the island of Taiwan is so important for the mainland, we need to understand...

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Issue #2027

The ideology of a rogue state: a “rules-based international order”

In the last few years, those of us in Western capitalist countries have heard more and more of a so-called “rules-based international order.” To the...

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Issue #2040

Albanese’s PNG visit falls flat

In the second week of January of this year, Prime Minister Albanese made a delayed visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Albanese addressed the PNG...

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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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Chinese dances during a culture festival. Issue #2087

How to deal with leftist dogmatism: Liberate Thought

Lessons can always be learnt from other Communist Parties, especially those that have long experience of political and economic power. The lesson here comes from...

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Asian child smiling with father. Issue #2064

Pessimism of the West, Optimism of the East

Over the last few months, I have experienced first-hand both East and West, both China and some countries in Western Europe. I have been quite...

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Issue #2026

Generations of the Stolen

Aboriginal people see the process of stolen generations going back to the early days of the brutal British colony, which was soon centred around Parramatta....

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Issue #2020

What Australia can learn from South Africa

It is a sad fact that many countries around the world do not see Australia as a sovereign country, especially in terms of international relations....

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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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Issue #2037

Awabakal: A Recovered Language

Although we will never know for certain, it is estimated that before invasion there were about 400 First Nations languages in the land now called...

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