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Issue #1953

China, Russia continue to cooperate on fighting colour revolutions, safeguarding political security: Wang Yi

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Russia will continue to cooperate in fighting the colour revolutions and disinformation, and safeguarding political security together in 2021 ...

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Issue #1968

China, Russia agree to extend Good-Neighbourliness Treaty as Putin congratulates CPC on centenary in phone call with Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday three days ahead of the centennial of the Communist Party of China ...

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Issue #1990

China, Russia jointly decry US democracy summit, call for past lessons to be remembered

A joint article by the Chinese and Russian Ambassadors to the US decrying the so-called Summit for Democracy is a clear declaration of opposition to the upcoming event.

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Issue #1958

Attempts to topple, kill Belarusian president foiled

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Saturday that it had detained two members of the Belarusian opposition who were plotting a military coup, including assassination, against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Issue #2017

Russia, Türkiye, Iran change global geopolitical dynamics

At the end of the meeting held in Tehran on 19th July, Presidents Vladimir Putin (Russia), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Türkiye), and Ebrahim Raisi (Iran) made...

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Issue #1965

Over 7.1 million veteran CPC members honoured for “50 years of glory”

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will for the first time award honorary medals to over 7.1 million veteran Party members, as the CPC marks the 100th anniversary of its founding.

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Issue #1974

China, Russia joint military exercise to combat terrorism and chaos left by US

Russia is set to join a military exercise with China in the Qingtongxia Joint Tactical Training Base.

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Issue #2005

Does the peace movement still need to oppose NATO?

NATO, the international arm of the Pentagon, is in the news these days because of its role in the war in Ukraine. For now, millions...

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Issue #1965

Auschwitz liberator dies at 98

David Dushman, [one of] the last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has died in Germany, aged 98.

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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 #1954

Lessons from the 104th anniversary of the February Revolution

The 8th of March marked the 104th Anniversary of the February Revolution in Russia.

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Issue #1948

Who is Alexei Navalny?

After a decade of Western media falsely insisting that Alexei Navalny is a major Russian opposition leader, a certain section of the Russian population – particularly disaffected youth under the influence of online propaganda – has taken the bait.

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Issue #1998

Why do Western countries like Australia support fascism?

A major question that needs to be addressed in Western countries like Australia is why they support fascism in Ukraine. Before we can answer this...

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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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Issue #1961

On Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an address at the Victory Day parade in Red Square, Moscow, on 9th May.

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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 #2030

The politics of Ukraine’s Holodomor “famine”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the 12th October offered a package of military assistance to help Ukraine repel Russian troops from the east of the...

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Issue #2032

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis Sixty Years

Sixty years ago during the Cold War the world came close to a nuclear war between the two superpowers of the day, the Soviet Union...

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Issue #2001

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....

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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 #1950

Social imperialism: its history and effects

In some sections of the international communist movement today, China is characterised as imperialist, capitalist, or “social imperialist.” Despite being around since the turn of the last century, the phrase “social imperialism” really took flight when the international communist movement split in the 1960s under the weight of the divisions between the Soviet Union and China.

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Issue #1994

US and NATO tighten military ring around Russia

What sin earned Kay-Achim Schönbach such a fate as being fired? When asked about the month-long NATO-Washington campaign against Putin and Russia, based only on...

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Issue #2038

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PERU: The tense confrontation between the police and protesters seems to be escalating daily. Only last week the police raided the largest public university in...

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Issue #1964

Venezuela, Russia and China: the route to a multipolar world

The current global order is experiencing tension caused in the main by US-backed imperial power.

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Issue #2009

Interview with SKP leader Andreas Sörensen on NATO and Sweden

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a reproduction of an interview with Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) General Secretary Andreas Sörensen (AS) which appeared in the...

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Issue #1968

NATO “testing the waters” with Russia in the Black Sea

On 23rd June, the British warship HMS Defender entered the territorial waters of Crimea, sparking a response of two warning shots from a patrol ship and four bombs dropped by a Russian Navy Su-24M jet.

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Chinese temple Issue #2015

China’s principled position on the war in Ukraine

Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states has been the express foundation of China’s response to the war in Ukraine. On that...

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Issue #1994

Putin and Xi plot to escape SWIFT

At present, in the midst of the panic and pandemonium being created by the world’s press about Russia and China, no one has mentioned that...

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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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Issue #1995

Neo-nazis active in Ukraine as White House adds 3,000 troops

There’s an increasingly surreal air regarding the war scare over Ukraine. The original roles in the drama seem to be reversed. Back in December, Ukrainian...

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Issue #2068

Silencing The Lambs (How propaganda works)

In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the...

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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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Rice farmer. Issue #2066

Capitalism’s Global Food Crisis

The world is suffering from a dire food crisis. On 20 July India, the world’s leading rice exporter, supplying 40 per cent of the global...

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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 #2045

GLOBAL BRIEFS

IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA: The two countries reached an agreement that includes the resumption of diplomatic relations and re-opening of diplomatic missions within two months. They...

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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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Issue #2059

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SRI LANKA: Former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is accused in a report of tampering with police records in a bid to hamper investigations into mass graves...

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Issue #2087

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Central Election Commission has announced the four candidates who will be contesting the position of the President of Russia in the March presidential elections....

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Issue #1959

Putin’s Presidential address

On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly, a combined gathering of members of the Federation Council (Senators), the State Duma (Parliamentarians), Cabinet ministers, Regional Governors, representatives of selected State Departments, Agencies and the media.

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Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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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 #1999

ON DEFENCE: ALP and Coalition of little difference

There is little more powerful evidence of how far the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has moved from traditional social democracy than its current policies on...

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Issue #2069

GLOBAL BRIEFS

JAPAN: Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co is selling department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co to a US investment fund, even as the...

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Issue #2075

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALAYSIA: Thousands of people gathered near Malaysia’s National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur carrying Palestinian flags and chanting ‘Free Palestine.’ Strict security measures were in place,...

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Issue #2014

DINGO

While the Prime Minister was talking trade deals with the European Commission, who should pop up but Simon Crean, former ACTU President and erstwhile leader...

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Issue #2054

GLOBAL BRIEFS

JAPAN: Dozens of anti-nuclear activists protested to demand Japan scrap its plans to dump radioactive waste water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean...

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Issue #2065

NATIONAL BRIEFS

UNITED NATIONS: Global prices for food commodities such as rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out...

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Issue #2068

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: The Kremlin last week rejected allegations that it was behind a plane crash that is presumed to have killed mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. Kremlin...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2041

PEACE NOTES

Just 80 years after the end of World War II, German tanks are again threatening Russia. At an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the...

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Parade on the Kim Il Sung Square. Issue #2070

DPRK celebrates 75 years of independence, self-reliance and peace

On 9th September the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) celebrated 75 years since its founding under Kim Il Sung, the general secretary of the...

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Issue #2012

DINGO

The Russian government’s visitation ban on a list of media types and some residents of Australia’s corporate cesspool has brought forth the nationalist breast-beating and...

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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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Stalin’s first office in the Kremlin. Issue #2079

Georgia – interesting times

What do Joseph Stalin, a NATO incursion into the former USSR, Medical Marijuana and the final leg of China’s Belt & Road initiative have in...

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Issue #1978

McCarthyism on the rise in Australian universities

In Australia’s latest self-sabotaging attack on China, the Morrison government has released a proposal that targets students and academics at Australian universities

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Issue #1987

THE REVOLUTION LIVES ON

The 7th November marked the 104th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

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NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Issue #2085

NATO, USA war drills and the threat of imperialist war

The next three months will see NATO forces flexing their muscles in a provocative set of war games and manoeuvres in Europe. 90,000 troops will...

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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 #2084

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NAURU: Nauru switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, leaving Taiwan with only 12 diplomatic allies that recognise it as a sovereign state. Nauru’s decision...

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Issue #2029

End fossil fuels!

It appears as though climate action has a new, unlikely support from Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher! Speaking to an Australian business community event in London,...

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Issue #2039

DINGO

How to fund endless war? That is the question. That ‘tis better to grab workers’ retirement funds to build Australia’s military industrial complex and pour...

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Issue #2064

DINGO

A new political force uniting left and progressive parties and other organisations with a clear pro-people agenda is needed urgently. The Communist Party is convinced...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2075

PEACE NOTES

Dying for inches Hannah Middleton This issue of Peace Notes is from a recent article by Caitlin Johnson “People are dying for inches in Ukraine,...

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Issue #2054

DINGO

It is timely to revisit the cause of the conflict in Ukraine. The issue behind the strife in Ukraine is the fact that the presence...

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Issue #2081

Neither Confirm nor Deny – How the Glomar Mission Shielded the CIA from Transparency

In the 1970s scientific journals such as Scientific American had numerous articles on the mineral bonanza being recovered from the deep ocean floors. In 1975...

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Issue #2086

DINGO

Lithuania, claiming a threat from Russia, is ramping up military spending. “Everything we have we threw into Ukraine so that they will be able to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2057

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Russia and Belarus have signed a deal to deploy Russian tactical nuclear missiles in Belarus. “In the context of an extremely sharp escalation...

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Issue #2081

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NETHERLANDS: Populist right-wing politician Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) claimed victory in the Dutch general elections. The result was described as ‘shocking’ and...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2081

PEACE NOTES

Asked about the function of the US nuclear arsenal, Joseph Gerson, President of the US Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, told the Morning...

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